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Donna Plecha, MD

Associate Professor, Radiology, CWRU School of Medicine; Director, Breast Imaging, Mammography, University Hospitals Case Medical Center; Director, Breast Cancer Imaging, UH Seidman Cancer Center 216.844.5330 (o)

Case Western Reserve University
Department of Radiology
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Research Interests

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast imaging
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Digital breast tomosynthesis
  • Breast ultrasound elastography

  • MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1988
  • BA, Northwestern University, 1984
  • Teacher of the Year Award, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, June 2012 
  • Best Doctors in Cleveland, Cleveland Magazine, March 2013
  1. Improving the Accuracy of Axillary Lymph Node Surgery in Breast Cancer with Ultrasound-Guided Wire Localization of Biopsy Proven Metastatic Lymph Nodes. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Mar 27. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging of the breast. Semin Roentgenol. 2014 Oct;49(4):304-12. doi: 10.1053/ Epub 2014 May 17. No abstract available.
  3. Addition of shear-wave elastography during second-look MR imaging-directed breast US: effect on lesion detection and biopsy targeting. Radiology. 2014 Sep;272(3):657-64. doi: 10.1148/radiol.14132491. Epub 2014 Apr 20. PMID:24758557
  4. Neglecting to screen women between 40 and 49 years old with mammography: what is the impact on treatment morbidity and potential risk reduction? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Feb;202(2):282-8. doi: 10.2214/AJR.13.11382. PMID:24450666