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Elizabeth Morris, MD

"I believe in empowering patients to be active in their care." 

Elizabeth Morris, MD, FACR, FSBI, FISMRM

Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis - Sacramento, CA, USA

Former Chief, Breast Imaging Service; Larry Norton Endowed Chair, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA



Elizabeth Morris MD is Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis in Sacramento, California, USA. Dr. Morris graduated summa cum laude from the University of California Davis (UCD) in Biochemistry and received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She completed her residency at WCMC and a body/breast imaging fellowship at MSKCC where she quickly became the Chief and Larry Norton Endowed Chair of the Breast Imaging Service.
Dr. Morris is a fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR), Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and International Society of MR in Medicine (ISMRM) and is past president of the SBI (
2015, 2016, 2017). She is the inaugural Equity Diversity & Inclusion officer of the ISMRM and co-chair of the Women of ISMRM (WISMRM). She is the 2019 former Chair of the MRI BI-RADS Committee, and was awarded the Exceptional Women in Medicine (EWIM) in 2019.
Her research focus is on how best to use newer techniques such as MRI for early breast cancer detection and to improve the workup of breast lesions. In collaboration with her colleagues, she has written over 230 papers, 40 chapters, and 5 books about breast disease with an emphasis on the use of MRI. She has lectures widely both nationally and internationally at over 300 conferences. She has grants from NCI, RSNA, Komen Foundation, and Breast Cancer Research Foundation. She has authored a book “Breast MRI: Diagnosis & Intervention”. Her recent research efforts have involved looking at imaging biomarkers to assess risk and treatment response.

ISMRM TV interviews Dr Elizabeth Morris, ISMRM Mansfield Lecturer at ISMRM

Video from ISMRM 2019: Dr. Elizabeth Morris on diversity and inclusion

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