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Lumarie Santiago, 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

Bio Statement

Lumarie Santiago joined the Breast Imaging Section in 2007 following her residency at The University of Texas – Health Science Center at Houston and fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In addition to excellence in clinical and educational activities, Dr. Santiago has authored and co-authored peer-reviewed and invited articles, abstracts and book chapters.

Research Interests

Minimally invasive percutaneous breast interventions

Advanced breast imaging techniques

Clinical Interests

Molecular breast imaging

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Breast MRI

Minimally invasive percutaneous breast interventions

 

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2001 University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR, MD, Magna, Cum Laude Alpha Omega Alpha, Medicine
1997 University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR, BS, Biology, Magna Cum Laude, Biology

Postgraduate Training

7/2006-6/2007 Clinical Fellowship, Breast Imaging, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Dr. Paul Davis
7/2002-6/2006 Clinical Residency, Diagnostic Radiology Residency, University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, Houston, TX, Dr. Sandra A. Oldham
7/2001-6/2002 Clinical Internship, Transitional Intern Year, San Juan Bautista Medical Center, Caguas, PR, Dr. Lawrence Olsen

Board Certifications

2006 American Board of Radiology

Experience/Service

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Interim Section Chief, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Breast Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 10/2014-6/2015
West Houston Imaging Facility Design Committee Breast Imaging Lead Physician, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2012-2014
Centralization and expansion of Breast Imaging and Cancer Prevention Design Committee Member, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2012
DI Informatics Advisory Group, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2011-2013
Radiologist-Transcriptionist Worklist Committee Member, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2011-2013
Co-Chair, Ultrasound in the New Millennium, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2011-2013
QA Interesting Conference Coordinator, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2010-present
Structured Reporting Group, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2010-2013
Carestream Mammo Module Advisor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2010-2012
Breast Imaging Observership Coordinator, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2008-present
Breast Imaging Teaching File Coordinator, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2008-present

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Chair, Breast Imaging Visiting Professor Lectureship, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2011-present

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Faculty Senate, 2011-present
Member, Faculty Affairs, 2011-present
Member, Education, 2011-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Caudle AS, Yang WT, Krishnamurthy S, Mittendorf EA, Black DM, Gilcrease MZ, Bedrosian I, Hobbs BP, DeSnyder SM, Hwang RF, Adrada BE, Shaitelman SF, Chavez-MacGregor M, Smith BD, Candelaria RP, Babiera GV, Dogan BE, Santiago L, Hunt KK, Kuerer HM. Improved Axillary Evaluation Following Neoadjuvant Therapy for Patients With Node-Positive Breast Cancer Using Selective Evaluation of Clipped Nodes: Implementation of Targeted Axillary Dissection. J Clin Oncol. e-Pub 1/2016. PMID: 26811528.
2. Malowany JI, Kundu U, Santiago L, Krishnamurthy S. Fine-needle aspiration detects primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast in a patient with breast implants. Cytojournal 12:1, 2015. e-Pub 1/2015. PMCID: PMC4325382.
3. Leong DL, Rainford L, Haygood TM, Whitman GJ, Geiser WR, Adrada BE, Santiago L, Brennan PC. Trend of Contrast Detection Threshold with and without Localization. J Digit Imaging 26(6):1099-106, 12/2013. PMCID: PMC3824922.
4. Pan J, Dogan BE, Carkaci S, Santiago L, Arribas E, Cantor SB, Wei W, Stafford RJ, Whitman GJ. Comparing performance of the CADstream and the DynaCAD breast MRI CAD systems: CADstream vs. DynaCAD in breast MRI. J Digit Imaging 26(5):971-6, 10/2013. PMCID: PMC3782607.
5. Smith TB, Gilcrease MZ,Santiago L, Hunt KK, Yang WT. Imaging features of primary breast sarcoma. AJR Am J Roentgenol 198(4):386-393, 4/2012. PMID: 22451578.
6. Adejolu M, Huo L, Rohren E,Santiago L, Yang WT. False-positive lesions mimicking breast cancer on FDG PET and PET/CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol 198(3):W304-14, 3/2012. PMID: 22358030.
7. Geiser WR, Haygood TM, Santiago L, Stephens T, Thames D, Whitman GJ. Challenges in mammography: part 1, artifacts in digital mammography. AJR Am J Roentgenol 197(6):W1023-30, 12/2011. PMID: 22109316.
8. Shkumat NA, Springer A, Walker CM, Rohren EM, Yang WT, Adrada BE, Arribas E, Carkaci S, Chuang HH,Santiago L, Mawlawi OR. Investigating the limit of detectability of a positron emission mammography device: a phantom study. Med Phys 38(9):5176-5185, 9/2011. PMID: 21978062.
9. Haygood TM, Arribas E, Brennan PC, Atkinson EN, Herndon M, Dieber J, Geiser W, Santiago L, Mills CM, Davis P, Adrada B, Carkaci S, Stephens TW, Whitman GJ. Conspicuity of microcalcifications on digital screening mammograms using varying degrees of monitor zooming. Acad Radiol 16(12):1509-17, 12/2009. PMID: 19896068.

Invited Articles

1. Santiago L. Outcomes of multimodality breast screening for women at increased risk of familial breast cancer. Breast Diseases: A Year book Quarterly 22(4):379-380, 2011.
2. Carkaci S, Santiago L, Adrada BE, Whtiman GJ. Screening for breast cancer with sonography. Seminars in Roentgenology 46(4):285-291, 2011.

Abstracts

1. Candelaria RP, Huang ML, Adrada BE, Arribas EM, Scoggins MD, Yant WE, Schopp J, Dryden M, le-Petross HC, Moseley T, Whitman G, Rauch GM, Santiago L. Comparing the Performance of Full-Field Digital Mammography (FFDM), Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) and Whole Breast Ultrasound (WBUS) in the Initial Staging Evaluation of Breast Cancer: Interim Results of a Prospective Study. Radiological Society of North America 2015, 2015.
2. Adrada BE, Huang ML, Candelaria RP, Santiago L, Rauch CM, Arribas EM, Dawson D, Albarracin C, Moseley T, Whitman G. Intraoperative Specimen Radiography— Going Beyond the Block. Radiological Society of North America 2015, 2015.
3. Rauch GM, Adrada BE, Huang ML, Candelaria RP, Arribas EM, Yang WT, Cox K, Santiago L, Kappadath SC. Molecular Breast Imaging: An Adjunct Diagnostic Modality for Breast Cancer Evaluation. Radiological Society of North America 2015, 2015.
4. Santiago L, Candelaria RP, Arribas EM, Huang ML, Scoggins ME, Adrada BE, Rauch GM, Thames D, Whimtan G. Noncalcified ductal carcinoma in situ: The danger that lies beneath. Radiological Society of North America 2015, 2015.
5. Candelaria RP, Adrada BE, Huang ML, Santiago L, Nguyen X, Fornage BD. Not Just Shades of Grey – A Review of the ACR BI-RADS Ultrasound Lexicon. Radiological Society of North America 2015, 2015.
6. Schopp J, Scoggins M, Santiago L, Moseley T, Davis P. Percutaneous breast intervention pre-procedure assessment and planning: maintaining safety and effectiveness. ARRS, 2015.
7. Santiago L, Kalambo M, Eghtedari M, Le-Petross C. Mastering the challenges of MRI-Guided breast interventions; MRI guided biopsy and beyond. RNSA, 2014.
8. Kalambo MJ, Dogan BE, Santiago L, DeSnyder S, Gilcrease M, Whitman GJ. Step-by-Step: Planning a Needle Localization Procedure. RSNA, 2014.
9. Santiago L , Whitman GJ, Dogan B. Factors influencing the detection of occult contralateral malignancy in patients undergoing MRI staging for newly diagnosed breast cancer. ARRS, 2013.
10. Santiago L, Smith T, Yang WT. Imaging of primary breast sarcoma. ARRS, Vancouver, Canada, 4/2012.
11. 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. ARRS, 2009.
12. Geiser W., Stephens T, Santiago L, Haygood T, Whitman G. Digital mammography artifacts: what the radiologist needs to know. ARRS, 2009.
13. Whitman G, Wang J, Atkinson N, Geiser W, Yang W, Lane D, Stephens T, Santiago L, Haygood T. Digital screening mammography soft copy: Normal is quicker. ARRS, 2009.
14. Lai CJ, Carkaci S, Santiago L, Yang WT. Cone Beam Breast CT: A pilot observer study of diagnostic performance using mastectomy specimens. RSNA 2008, 12/2008.
15. RSNA 2007 Nominated for RSNA Trainee Research Prize. Technical recall in film screen and digital screening mammography, 1/2007.

Book Chapters

1. Santiago L, Yang WT. Pectoralis Muscle and Chest Wall. In: Diagnostic Imaging Breast, Second. Amirsys Publishing, Inc., 1(26-31), 2014.
2. Santiago L. Stereotactic Biopsy, Upright. In: Diagnostic Imaging Breast, Second. Amirsys, Inc., 10 (20-27), 2014.
3. Santiago L, Yang WT. Benign Breast Diseases in the Elderly. In: Geriatric Imaging. Springer, 925-953, 2013.
4. Carkaci S, Santiago L, . Screening Breast Ultrasound. Advanced therapy of breast disease. In: People's Medical Pub. House, 2012.

Manuals, Teaching Aids, Other Teaching Publications

1. Nuclear Medicine procedure booklet author for Spanish speaking patients at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, 1/2005.

Last updated: 2/29/2016