Maxine Jochelson, M.D.


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Maxine Jochelson, M.D. is a diagnostic oncologic radiologist with special interest in breast imaging. She is currently the director of radiology at the new Breast and Imaging Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where she is an associate attending, and an assistant professor of radiology at the Cornell Weill Medical School.

Dr. Jochelson is a graduate of New York Medical College. She completed her medical internship and radiology residency at Los Angeles County Hospital, USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, followed by a clinical and research fellowship in radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA, where she remained on the faculty for 9 years. She subsequently served as acting director and then as director of the Division of Oncodiagnostic Radiology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. After returning to California, she was a staff radiologist at the Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach and then served as director of mammography and oncologic radiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Jochelson served as co-director of the San Fernando Valley Women’s Center at Tarzana Medical Center and as medical director of radiology at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Dr. Jochelson is currently conducting research on new breast imaging techniques such as contrast enhanced mammography and positron emission mammography. She is also interested in determining the most cost-effective methods for staging malignancies, especially breast cancer.

Dr. Jochelson has always been an advocate for cost-effective and excellent patient care, speaking at many local and national venues, including several television appearances. "I feel that it is important to find ways to reach as many people as possible, and Breastcancer.org is just the way to do it."

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