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Expert in Intraoperative MRI, Image Guided Neurosurgery, Image Guided Therapy, MRI, CT, PET, Molecular Imaging

Expert ID: 730197 Massachusetts, USA

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Expert R Expert, MD is a radiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and specializes in neuroradiology and image- guided therapy, specifically intraoperative MRI and MR- guided focused ultrasound (Neuro-Interventional MRI).

Her interests include research in neuro-radiology and image guided therapy in the treatment of brain tumors. She performs research in novel neurointerventional diagnostic and therapeutic modalities and the application of MR imaging. She intimately involved in intraoperative MRI in neurosurgery and MR guided focused ultrasound ablation of brain tumors and targeted drug delivery. She spearheads The Cancer Genomic Atlas Imaging- Genomic project at Harvard Medical School which discovers and correlates genes and microRNA in brain tumors with MR imaging (termed radiogenomics) to create non-invasive MR imaging-genomic biomarkers.

Expert is a recipient of numerous prestigious grants which include the Siemens Outstanding Research Award/Grant, ASNR research grant, and RSNA research fellow grant. Expert is the first medical student from Puerto Rico to be accepted at the radiology residency program at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Her educational acumen has earned her induction into the Alpha Omega Apha Medical Honor Society.
Expert is an active member of the Radiology Society of North America, Society of Neurooncology, American Society of Neuroradiology, American College of Radiology among numerous other professional membership societies.

Expert has written numerous articles and book chapters on intraoperative MRI, MR guided interventions, and radiogenomics. She is a writer and contributor to multiple newsletters and media outlets discussing healthcare issues for patient care.

ExpertColen has vast experience in healthcare consulting.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Hartford, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2003 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine (MD) Institution: Ponce School of Medicine
Year: 1998 Degree: BS Subject: Biomedical Sciences Institution: InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Physician (Radiologist) Department: Radiology Responsibilities: I am a neuroradiologist involved in clinical and research activities (see bio).
Years: 2003 to 2008 Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Title: Physician (Radiologist) Department: Radiology Responsibilities: I was neuroradiologist- resident physician in training involved in clinical and research activities (see bio).
Years: 2003 to 2004 Employer: Saint Lukes Hospital Title: Physician Department: Internship Responsibilities: I am a physician resident in training involved in clinical and research activities (see bio).

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Society of NeuroOncology; American Society of Neuroradiology; American Roentgen Ray Society; American College of Radiology; Radiological Society; Massachusetts Radiological Society
Licenses / Certifications
Medical License NYS; Medical License MA; American Board of Radiology
Professional Appointments
Expert sits on the Editorial board of multiple medical journals and multiple leadership committees involved in intraoperative MRI.
Awards / Recognition
• ASNR Foundation Basic Science Research Award/Grant, 2011
• Certificate of Merit, RSNA, 2010
• RSNA Research Fellow Grant, 2010
• Siemens Outstanding Academic Research Award, 2006
• Salutatorian, Ponce School of Medicine, 2003
• Academic Excellence Graduation Award, 2003
• Who’s Who Award, 2003
• Alpha Omega Alpha (Member of AOA), 2002- present
• Rock Sleyster Memorial Scholarship Nominee, 2001-2002
• Hispanic Scholarship Scholar, 1999-2003
• Higher Education Scholarship, 1999-2003
• National Conference on Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 2002-2003
• Valedictorian, Bachelor Degree in Biomedical Science, 1998
• Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor Degree in Biomedical Science, 1998
• Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society, 1996-Present
• Recognition Award, Language Festival, 1997
• Queen of Health, 1998
• National Honor Dean's List, 1996-1998
• Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1996-1998
• Miss CECIA, 1997
• Best Biology Student Honor Certificates and Awards, 1995-1998
• Chancellor Honors List, 1995-1998
• Academic Excellence Recognition Awards, 1995-1998
• Honors Program, 1996-1998
• Talented Student Scholarship, 1996-1998
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has over 100 publications, book chapters and presentations. She has appeared on multiple media outlets including television and radio discussing patient related issues.

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
IMRIS, Siemens, GE, BrainLab
Marketing Experience
She is a radiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and specializes in neuroradiology and image- guided therapy, specifically intraoperative MRI and MR- guided focused ultrasound (Neuro-Interventional MRI).
Her interests include research in neuro-radiology and image guided therapy in the treatment of brain tumors. She performs research in novel neurointerventional diagnostic and therapeutic modalities and the application of MR imaging. She intimately involved in intraoperative MRI in neurosurgery and MR guided focused ultrasound ablation of brain tumors and targeted drug delivery. She spearheads The Cancer Genomic Atlas Imaging- Genomic project at Harvard Medical School which discovers and correlates genes and microRNA in brain tumors with MR imaging (termed radiogenomics) to create non-invasive MR imaging-genomic biomarkers.
She is a recipient of numerous prestigious grants which include the Siemens Outstanding Research Award/Grant, ASNR research grant, and RSNA research fellow grant. Expert is the first medical student from Puerto Rico to be accepted at the radiology residency program at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Her educational acumen has earned her induction into the Alpha Omega Apha Medical Honor Society.
Expert is an active member of the Radiology Society of North America, Society of Neurooncology, American Society of Neuroradiology, American College of Radiology among numerous other professional membership societies.
Expert has written numerous articles and book chapters on intraoperative MRI, MR guided interventions, and radiogenomics. She is a writer and contributor to multiple newsletters and media outlets discussing healthcare issues for patient care.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish
German

Fields of Expertise

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