Virginia Commonwealth University Breast Imaging

Women swimming in a pool.

Our Team

Virginia Commonwealth University Breast Imaging — Richmond’s first breast imaging facility to earn the American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation — is part of an interdisciplinary team of pathologists, oncologists, plastic surgeons and geneticists. Led by Gilda Cardeñosa, MS, MD, FACR, the staff at VCU Breast Imaging is trained to offer our patients world-class care with expert diagnosis and treatment. We’re here for you.

Management

Gilda Cardeñosa, MS, MD, FACR

Gilda Cardeñosa, M.D., M.S.

Veronica Donovan Sweeney Professor of Breast Imaging
Director, Breast Imaging
Nelson Clinic, Third Floor
Stony Point, Second Floor
Phone: (804) 560-8906, ext. 7862
Fax: (804) 237-6663
E-mail: gcardenosa@vcu.edu

Area of Interest

  • Breast imaging

Research Projects/Grants

  • Radiology-pathology correlation of breast lesions
  • Breast imaging-guided biopsy
  • Breast MRI

Education

  • M.D. – The College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Residency – Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Fellowship – Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certification

  • American Board of Radiology

Published Books

  • “Breast Imaging Companion,” third edition, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins
  • “Clinical Breast Imaging: A Patient Focused Teaching File,” Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins
  • “Breast Imaging, Core Curriculum” series. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins
  • Portuguese translation: “Breast Imaging Companion,” second edition
  • Spanish and Korean translations:  “Breast Imaging, Core Curriculum”

Priti A. Shah, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology
Nelson Clinic, Third Floor
Stony Point, Second Floor
Phone: (804) 560-8906, ext. 7859
Fax: (804) 237-6663
E-mail: pashah@vcu.edu

 

 

 

 

  • M.D. – University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 2003
  • Internship – Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA, 2003-04
  • Residency, Diagnostic Radiology – University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 2004-08
  • Fellowship, Women’s Imaging – VCU Medical Center, Richmond, VA
  • Fellowship, Breast Imaging - VCU Medical Center, Richmond, VA

Tiffany M. Tucker, MD

tucker

Assistant Professor of Radiology
Nelson Clinic, Third Floor
Stony Point, Second Floor
Phone: (804) 560-8906 ext 7859
Fax: (804) 237-6663
E-mail: tmtucker@vcu.edu

 

 

 

 

  • M.D. – VCU School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, 2006
  • B.A. – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2002
  • Internship – Eastern Virginia Medical Center, Norfolk, VA, 2006 - 2007
  • Residency, Diagnostic Radiology – University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2007 - 2011
  • Fellowship, Breast Imaging – VCU Medical Center, Richmond, VA

John Quillin, Ph.D. MPH, CGC

John Quillin, Ph.D. MPH, CGC

Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
E-mail: jquillin@mcvh-vcu.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Cancer risk perception
  • Cancer risk communication
  • Health behavior

Research Projects/Grants

  • Exploring genetic testing and DNA banking at the end of life
  • Evaluating community education among daughters of patients with breast cancer

Education

  • B.A. – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
  • Ph.D., quantitative genetics – Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.
  • M.P.H. – Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.
  • M.S., genetic counseling – Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va

Joanne Cousins, RT(R)(M), Manager

Joanne Cousins

Joanne enjoys the hustle and bustle of vacationing in Orlando and the serenity of oceanside vacations in the Outer Banks.

Lynda Giardini, RT(R)(M)(BS), Supervisor

Linda Giardini

Lynda enjoys spending time with her family and is an avid reader.

Amy Silva, RT(R)(M), Lead Technologist

Amy

Amy loves to spend time with her family.

Amy is the 2008 recipient of the Laura Dillard Memorial Scholarship award.

Diane Cunningham, Patient Services Coordinator

diane

Diane enjoys relaxing with her friends and family, going to the beach and scuba diving.

Nancy Cooper, Administrative Assistant

Nancy

Nancy is an avid reader and an amateur photographer.

Technologists

Beth is an avid reader, loves the beach, and enjoys exploring Richmond with her family.

Courtney

Courtney loves reading a great book outside in the warm sun and lying on the beach listening to the waves crash.

Courtney is the 2009 recipient of the Laura Dillard Memorial Scholarship award.

Fareeda

Fareeda is passionate about food, grocery shopping, traveling, and her garden.

Kris

Kris enjoys scrapbooking, going to movies, and is a big fan of all sports.

Kris is the 2010 recipient of the Laura Dillard Memorial Scholarship award.

Nadeen

Nadeen enjoys making bead jewelry, and she is an avid reader of many subjects.

sandra

Sandra enjoys growing a variety of zinnias and sunflowers. Growing beautiful flowers from seeds fills her with joy.

Theresa

Theresa enjoys spending time with family, traveling to different places, cooking and reading.

Wanda

In memory of our friend and colleague, Wanda.

November 1957 - March 28, 2010

Clerical and Call Center

lasandia

LaSandia enjoys spending time with family and shopping.

nicole

Nicole enjoys traveling, singing, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.

Pamela

Pam enjoys spending time with family and visiting the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Monet is her favorite artist.

Patricia

Pat enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, relaxing and reading a book, completing crossword puzzles and walking.

Pat is the Massey Star, December 2010, for excellence in customer service.

Rena

Rena enjoys reading, writing poetry and going to the movies.

Tami

Tami enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, listening to music, good movies and outdoor activities.

File Room

Anthony

Mac enjoys ESPN and outdoor grilling.

Jennifer

Jennifer enjoys shopping, hanging out with her friends and watching sports.

Marcell

Marcell enjoys playing golf and soccer.

Raleigh

Raleigh enjoys landscaping and cooking.

“The front staff and the technologist were very caring and patient. Makes you feel safe and knowledgeable about your care. Thanks.”

– Excerpt from a VCU Breast Imaging patient satisfaction survey.

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