Medical Advisory Board
Seno’s Medical Advisory Board is comprised of experts in the field of breast cancer and will be actively involved in such aspects as the needs that drive the market for change; input into the formation of focus groups for product analysis and commentary; site participation with the approval of the product applications; and input into the protocol design for the clinical test sites.
Dr. Harms is a breast-imaging specialist at MANA’s The Breast Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas and is recognized nationally in the area of magnetic resonance imaging, specifically breast MRI. He was named “Komen Foundation Scientist of the Year” by Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 1998 and was given the annual William Beaumont Award by the American Medical Association for the outstanding physician in the nation under the age of 50 in 1995. Dr. Harms was on the faculty at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), where he continues to serve as a clinical professor, Baylor University Medical Center and M.D. Anderson Cancer Institute. Dr. Harms holds an MD from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, and completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at UAMS.
Dr. Linver is Director of Mammography for X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, P.C. in Albuquerque and Clinical Professor of Radiology at the University of New Mexico. He serves as chair of the subcommittee on BI-RADS Ultrasound for the ACR and is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology. Dr. Linver has presented more than 1,100 lectures in 37 states and 24 countries and is the author of more than 60 articles and chapters of textbooks on mammography. He was voted best doctor in radiology by physicians of Albuquerque in Albuquerque Magazine’s “Top Doc” poll 11 of the past 12 years and was chosen in 2010 as one of the 10 most effective radiology educators in the U.S. by AuntMinnie.com.
Dr. Linver holds an MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his post-graduate medical training at the University of California at San Francisco, Vanderbilt University and the University of New Mexico.
Dr. Ellen Mendelson is Professor Emeritus of Radiology at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. From 2001-2016, Dr. Mendelson was Professor of Radiology and Lee F. Rogers Professor of Medical Education in Radiology at Northwestern where she was Breast Imaging Section Chief and Director of the Fellowship in Breast and Women’s Imaging. Her medical training, radiology residency, and fellowship were all accomplished at Northwestern. For many years, Dr. Mendelson has been active in the American College of Radiology where she has been a member of the Breast Commission, chairing the Breast Economics Committee. She twice chaired the ACR subcommittees that wrote the BI-RADS for Ultrasound published in 2003 and 2013. Her major research interests are in breast ultrasound diagnosis, adjunctive breast cancer screening with ultrasound, and emerging technologies. She was a co-investigator of ACRIN 6666, the multicenter study comparing ultrasound with mammography for breast cancer detection in women with elevated risk of breast cancer and dense breast tissue. She was principal investigator of a two-site study comparing breast lesion detection by physician-performed handheld ultrasound with automated whole breast ultrasound. Dr. Mendelson is widely published and an invited speaker nationally and internationally on breast imaging and image-guided interventional procedures. Dr. Mendelson is one of the organizers of the annually-held CME symposium, “The Chicago International Breast Course” as well as on the faculty of IBUS, the International Breast Ultrasound School. She is co-author with Prof. Helmut Madjar of The Practice of Breast Ultrasound (Thieme, 2008), and currently at work on a new textbook, Breast Ultrasound, to be published by Elsevier.
Dr. Sacks is a breast-imaging radiologist and medical director of the Vasek and Anna Maria Polak Breast Center at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, one of the largest and most successful breast cancer care centers in Southern California that screens more than 50,000 patients a year. Dr. Sacks is a board member of the Torrance Memorial Hospital Foundation and is a member of the general board and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Cancer Support Community. She founded the first dedicated breast center in the southern region of Los Angeles in 1987 and has been a speaker for the programs, where her video on breast cancer care as a team approach won a National Communicator Award.
Dr. Sacks holds an MD from Tufts University in Boston and completed her residency in radiology at USC Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Wei Tse Yang
Dr. Yang is professor and chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Robert D. Moreton Distinguished Chair in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is director of the Quantitative Image Analysis Core (QIAC) and the Imaging Response Assessment Team (IRAT) and is on the executive steering committee for the Center for Advanced Biomedical Imaging (CABI). Dr. Yang championed the technique of Targeted Axillary Dissection (TAD), which ensures a false negative rate of less than 5 percent for SLND post NAC in breast cancer patients and has authored more than 170 peer-reviewed articles along with co-authoring a textbook on breast imaging.
Dr. Yang holds an MBBS in Medicine from the National University of Singapore and completed her residency in radiology at Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong and National University Hospital, Singapore, and her residency in Community Health Service, Neonatology, Accident and Emergency at National University Hospital, Singapore.
Stephen R. Grobmyer
Dr. Stephen R. Grobmyer graduated from Rice University and University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. He completed residency in general surgery and a research fellowship at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He completed the Surgical Oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Currently, Dr. Grobmyer is Co-Director of the Cleveland Clinic Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program in Cleveland, Ohio. He has published over 150 peer reviewed manuscripts and 16 book chapters. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the Southern Surgical Association.