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Elsa Arribas, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1996 University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, MD, Medicine
1992 University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, BS, Medical

Postgraduate Training

1/2000-1/2001 Clinical Fellowship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
1/1996-1/2000 Clinical Residency, The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX

Board Certifications

2000 American Board of Radiology

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2002-8/2010

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Quality Assurance Officer for Breast Imaging Section, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1/2002-1/2012

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Division of Diagnostic Imaging Council on Gender Inclusiveness, 9/2013-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Haygood TM, Arribas E, Liu QM, Atkinson EN, Brennan PC, Santiago L, Carkaci S, Lane D, Stephens TW, Lepetross H, Adrada B, Davis P, Whitman GJ. Detection of microcalcifications on digital screening mammograms using varying degrees of monitor zooming. AJR Am J Roentgenol 197(4):W761-8, 10/2011. PMID: 21940549.
2. Shkumat NA, Springer A, Walker CM, Rohren EM, Yang WT, Adrada BE, Arribas E, Carkaci S, Chuang HH, Santiago L, Mawlawi. Investigating the limit of detectability of a positron emission mammography. Med Phys 38(9):5176-5185, 9/2011.
3. Resetkova E, Khazai L, Albarracin CT, Arribas E. Clinical and radiologic data and core needle biopsy findings should dictate management of cellular fibroepithelial tumors of the breast. Breast J 16(6):573-80, Nov-Dec, 11/2010. PMID: 21070433.
4. Tchou PM, Haygood TM, Atkinson EN, Stephens TW, Davis PL, Arribas EM, Geiser WR, Whitman GJ. Interpretation time of computer-aided detection at screening mammography. Radiology 257(1):40-6, 10/2010. e-Pub 8/2010. PMID: 20679448.
5. Adrada B, Arribas E, Gilcrease M, Yang WT. Invasive micropapillary carcinoma of the breast: mammographic, sonographic, and MRI features. AJR Am J Roentgenol 193(1):W58-63, 7/2009. PMID: 19542384.
6. Lai CJ, Shaw CC, Geiser W, Chen L, Arribas E, Stephens T, Davis PL, Ayyar GP, Dogan BE, Nguyen VA, Whitman GJ, Yang WT. Comparison of slot scanning digital mammography system with full-field digital mammography system. Med Phys 35(6):2339-46, 6/2008. PMID: 18649467.
7. Lai CJ, Shaw CC, Whitman GJ, Johnston DA, Yang WT, Selinko V, Arribas E, Dogan B, Kappadath SC. Visibility of simulated microcalcifications--a hardcopy-based comparison of three mammographic systems. Med Phys 32(1):182-94, 1/2005. PMID: 15719969.
8. Lutzker S, Le V, Perez-Young I, Arribas E, Ernst R, Kawashima A, Sandler C. A desktop digital imaging and communications in medicine picture archiving and communications system with multiple monitors using Windows '98. J Digit Imaging 12(2 Suppl 1):191, 5/1999. PMID: 10342208.

Invited Articles

1. Whitman GJ, Arribas E, Uppendahl L. Mammographic-sonographic correlation. Semin Roentgenol 46(4):252-9, 10/2011. PMID: 22035667.

Manuals, Teaching Aids, Other Teaching Publications

1. Albarracin C, Ames F, Andreopoulo E, Araujo D, Arribas E, Arun B, Babiera G, Bast R, Bedrosian I, Benjamin R. Practice Algorithm for Phyllodes Tumor: Houston, TX, 10/2012.
2. Albarracin C, Ames F, Andreopoulo E, Araujo D, Arribas E, Arun B, Babiera G, Bast R, Bedrosian I, Benjamin R. Practice Algorithm for Phyllodes Tumor: Houston, TX, 10/2011.
3. Albarracin C, Ames F, Andreopoulo E, Araujo D, Arribas E, Arun B, Babiera G, Bast R, Bedrosian I, Benjamin R. Practice algorithm for Phyllodes Tumor: Houston, TX, 10/2010.
4. Albarracin C, Ames F, Andreopoulou E, Araujo D, Arribas E, Arun B, Babiera G, Bast R, Bedrosian I, Benjamin R. Practice algorithm for Phyllodes Tumor: Houston, TX, 10/2009.

Last updated: 5/8/2014