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Elizabeth S. Burnside, MD, MPH, MS Print Friendly Page

Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

In medical school, Dr. Burnside got her MD degree combined with master’s in Public Health. In addition, between residency and fellowship, Dr. Burnside got a master’s degree in Medical Informatics from Stanford University. As a result her research has involved the use of artificial intelligence methods to improve decision-making in the domain of breast imaging. This multidisciplinary research is facilitated by affiliate appointments in the Departments of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics and Population Health Science at UW. Dr. Burnside received the General Electric Radiology Research Fellowship from 2003-2005 to investigate the utility of a probabilistic computer model to improve decision-making in mammography. She has published 23 peer review articles and has served on an NIH Study Section (DMG). Dr. Burnside is a subspecialty trained breast imager and provides all imaging procedures for the early diagnosis of breast cancer. She was recently elected a Fellow in the Society of Breast Imaging and is a member of the The American College of Radiology Comission on Breast Imaging Education. Dr. Burnside is a member of the UW Health Breast Center.



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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)
Meriter Hospital (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Radiology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, CA
Residency University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, CA
Medical School Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 1993

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PubMed Articles
Burnside ES Liu J Wu Y Onitilo AA McCarty CA Page CD Peissig PL Trentham-Dietz A Kitchner T Fan J Yuan M . Comparing Mammography Abnormality Features to Genetic Variants in the Prediction of Breast Cancer in Women Recommended for Breast Biopsy. Acad Radiol. 2015 Oct 26;
[PubMed ID: 26514439]
Benndorf M Burnside ES Herda C Langer M Kotter E . External validation of a publicly available computer assisted diagnostic tool for mammographic mass lesions with two high prevalence research datasets. Med Phys. 2015 Aug;42(8):4987-96
[PubMed ID: 26233224]
Liu J Wu Y Ong I Page D Peissig P McCarty C Onitilo AA Burnside E . Leveraging Interaction between Genetic Variants and Mammographic Findings for Personalized Breast Cancer Diagnosis. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2015;2015:107-11
[PubMed ID: 26306250]
Kuusisto F Dutra I Elezaby M Mendonça EA Shavlik J Burnside ES . Leveraging Expert Knowledge to Improve Machine-Learned Decision Support Systems. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2015;2015:87-91
[PubMed ID: 26306246]
Liu J Zhang C Burnside E Page D . Multiple Testing under Dependence via Semiparametric Graphical Models. Proc Int Conf Mach Learn. 2014 Dec 31;2014:955-963
[PubMed ID: 25309970]
Obadina ET Dubenske LL McDowell HE Atwood AK Mayer DK Woods RW Gustafson DH Burnside ES . Online support: Impact on anxiety in women who experience an abnormal screening mammogram. Breast. 2014 Dec;23(6):743-8
[PubMed ID: 25193424]
Munoz D Near AM van Ravesteyn NT Lee SJ Schechter CB Alagoz O Berry DA Burnside ES Chang Y Chisholm G de Koning HJ Ali Ergun M Heijnsdijk EA Huang H Stout NK Sprague BL Trentham-Dietz A Mandelblatt JS Plevritis SK . Effects of screening and systemic adjuvant therapy on ER-specific US breast cancer mortality. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Nov;106(11)
[PubMed ID: 25255803]
Ayvaci MU Alagoz O Chhatwal J Munoz del Rio A Sickles EA Nassif H Kerlikowske K Burnside ES . Predicting invasive breast cancer versus DCIS in different age groups. BMC Cancer. 2014 Aug 11;14:584
[PubMed ID: 25112586]
Pooler BD Kim DH Lam VP Burnside ES Pickhardt PJ . CT Colonography Reporting and Data System (C-RADS): benchmark values from a clinical screening program. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Jun;202(6):1232-7
[PubMed ID: 24848819]
Tunc S Alagoz O Burnside E . Opportunities for Operations Research in Medical Decision Making. IEEE Intell Syst. 2014 May-June;29(3):59-62
[PubMed ID: 25598748]
Wu Y Alagoz O Vanness DJ Trentham-Dietz A Burnside ES . Pursuing optimal thresholds to recommend breast biopsy by quantifying the value of tomosynthesis. Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng. 2014 Mar 11;9037:90370U
[PubMed ID: 25076829]
Gimenez FJ Wu Y Burnside ES Rubin DL . A novel method to assess incompleteness of mammography reports. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2014;2014:1758-67
[PubMed ID: 25954448]
Wu Y Liu J Page D Peissig P McCarty C Onitilo AA Burnside ES . Comparing the value of mammographic features and genetic variants in breast cancer risk prediction. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2014;2014:1228-37
[PubMed ID: 25954434]
Liu J Page D Peissig P McCarty C Onitilo AA Trentham-Dietz A Burnside E . New genetic variants improve personalized breast cancer diagnosis. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2014;2014:83-9
[PubMed ID: 25717406]
Wu Y Rubin DL Woods RW Elezaby M Burnside ES . Developing a comprehensive database management system for organization and evaluation of mammography datasets. Cancer Inform. 2014;13(Suppl 3):53-62
[PubMed ID: 25368510]
Kuusisto F Santos Costa V Nassif H Burnside E Page D Shavlik J . Support Vector Machines for Differential Prediction. Mach Learn Knowl Discov Databases. 2014;8725:50-65
[PubMed ID: 26158123]
Burnside ES Lin Y Munoz del Rio A Pickhardt PJ Wu Y Strigel RM Elezaby MA Kerr EA Miglioretti DL . Addressing the challenge of assessing physician-level screening performance: mammography as an example. PLoS One. 2014;9(2):e89418
[PubMed ID: 24586763]
Kuusisto F Dutra I Nassif H Wu Y Klein ME Neuman HB Shavlik J Burnside ES . Using Machine Learning to Identify Benign Cases with Non-Definitive Biopsy. Healthcom. 2013 Oct 9;2013(15th):283-285
[PubMed ID: 26501132]
Wu Y Alagoz O Ayvaci MU Munoz Del Rio A Vanness DJ Woods R Burnside ES . A comprehensive methodology for determining the most informative mammographic features. J Digit Imaging. 2013 Oct;26(5):941-7
[PubMed ID: 23503987]
Alagoz O Chhatwal J Burnside ES . Optimal Policies for Reducing Unnecessary Follow-up Mammography Exams in Breast Cancer Diagnosis. Decis Anal. 2013 Sep;10(3):200-224
[PubMed ID: 24501588]