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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.



Breast Imaging

Breast MRI

Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan

Fluoroscopic Studies

Image-guided Biopsy

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scan





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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Meriter

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Radiology

Professional Certifications and Education

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

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PubMed Articles
Bulu H Sippo DA Lee JM Burnside ES Rubin DL Proposing New RadLex Terms by Analyzing Free-Text Mammography Reports. J Digit Imaging . 2018 Oct;31(5):596-603
[PubMed ID: 29560542]
DuBenske LL Schrager SB Hitchcock ME Kane AK Little TA McDowell HE Burnside ES Key Elements of Mammography Shared Decision-Making: a Scoping Review of the Literature. J Gen Intern Med . 2018 Oct;33(10):1805-1814
[PubMed ID: 30030738]
Schumacher JR Neuman HB Chang GJ Kozower BD Edge SB Yu M Vanness DJ Si Y Jacobs EA Francescatti AB Spears PA Havlena J Adesoye T McKellar D Winchester D Burnside ES Greenberg CC Alliance ACS-CRP CCDR Breast Cancer Surveillance Working Group. A National Study of the Use of Asymptomatic Systemic Imaging for Surveillance Following Breast Cancer Treatment (AFT-01). Ann Surg Oncol . 2018 Sep;25(9):2587-2595
[PubMed ID: 29777402]
Net JM Whitman GJ Morris E Brandt KR Burnside ES Giger ML Ganott M Sutton EJ Zuley ML Rao A Relationships Between Human-Extracted MRI Tumor Phenotypes of Breast Cancer and Clinical Prognostic Indicators Including Receptor Status and Molecular Subtype. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol . 2018 Aug 23;
[PubMed ID: 30270031]
Zuley ML Nishikawa RM Lee CS Burnside E Rosenberg R Sickles EA Berg W Leung J Harvey J Sengupta D Gur D Linkage of the ACR National Mammography Database to the Network of State Cancer Registries: Proof of Concept Evaluation by the ACR National Mammography Database Committee. J Am Coll Radiol . 2018 Aug 9;
[PubMed ID: 30100161]
Burnside ES Vulkan D Blanks RG Duffy SW Association between Screening Mammography Recall Rate and Interval Cancers in the UK Breast Cancer Service Screening Program: A Cohort Study. Radiology . 2018 Jul;288(1):47-54
[PubMed ID: 29613846]
Feld SI Fan J Yuan M Wu Y Woo KM Alexandridis R Burnside ES Utility of Genetic Testing in Addition to Mammography for Determining Risk of Breast Cancer Depends on Patient Age. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc . 2018;2017:81-90
[PubMed ID: 29888046]
Schrager S Burnside E Breast Cancer Screening in Primary Care: A Call for Development and Validation of Patient-Oriented Shared Decision-Making Tools. J Womens Health (Larchmt) . 2018 May 14;
[PubMed ID: 29757073]
Elezaby M Li G Bhargavan-Chatfield M Burnside ES DeMartini WB ACR BI-RADS Assessment Category 4 Subdivisions in Diagnostic Mammography: Utilization and Outcomes in the National Mammography Database. Radiology . 2018 May;287(2):416-422
[PubMed ID: 29315061]
Lee CS Sickles EA Burnside ES Data-Driven Mammography Screening Practices-Reply. JAMA Oncol . 2018 Apr 1;4(4):588-589
[PubMed ID: 29242927]
van den Broek JJ van Ravesteyn NT Mandelblatt JS Huang H Ergun MA Burnside ES Xu C Li Y Alagoz O Lee SJ Stout NK Song J Trentham-Dietz A Plevritis SK Moss SM de Koning HJ Comparing CISNET Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality Predictions to Observed Clinical Trial Results of Mammography Screening from Ages 40 to 49. Med Decis Making . 2018 Apr;38(1_suppl):140S-150S
[PubMed ID: 29554468]
van Ravesteyn NT van den Broek JJ Li X Weedon-Fekjær H Schechter CB Alagoz O Huang X Weaver DL Burnside ES Punglia RS de Koning HJ Lee SJ Modeling Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS): An Overview of CISNET Model Approaches. Med Decis Making . 2018 Apr;38(1_suppl):126S-139S
[PubMed ID: 29554463]
Mora-Pinzon MC Trentham-Dietz A Gangnon RE Adams SV Hampton JM Burnside E Shafer MM Newcomb PA Urinary Magnesium and Other Elements in Relation to Mammographic Breast Density, a Measure of Breast Cancer Risk. Nutr Cancer . 2018 Apr;70(3):441-446
[PubMed ID: 29537902]
Lehrer M Bhadra A Aithala S Ravikumar V Zheng Y Dogan B Bonaccio E Burnside ES Morris E Sutton E Whitman GJ Net J Brandt K Ganott M Zuley M Rao A TCGA Breast Phenotype Research Group. High-dimensional regression analysis links magnetic resonance imaging features and protein expression and signaling pathway alterations in breast invasive carcinoma. Oncoscience . 2018 Jan;5(1-2):39-48
[PubMed ID: 29556516]
Trentham-Dietz A Ergun MA Alagoz O Stout NK Gangnon RE Hampton JM Dittus K James TA Vacek PM Herschorn SD Burnside ES Tosteson ANA Weaver DL Sprague BL Comparative effectiveness of incorporating a hypothetical DCIS prognostic marker into breast cancer screening. Breast Cancer Res Treat . 2018 Feb;168(1):229-239
[PubMed ID: 29185118]
Wu Y Fan J Peissig P Berg R Tafti AP Yin J Yuan M Page D Cox J Burnside ES Quantifying predictive capability of electronic health records for the most harmful breast cancer. Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng . 2018 Feb;10577
[PubMed ID: 29706685]
Lee CS Sengupta D Bhargavan-Chatfield M Sickles EA Burnside ES Zuley ML Association of Patient Age With Outcomes of Current-Era, Large-Scale Screening Mammography: Analysis of Data From the National Mammography Database. JAMA Oncol . 2017 Aug 1;3(8):1134-1136
[PubMed ID: 28426842]
Lee JM Miglioretti DL Burnside ES Morris EA Smith RA Lehman CD Mammography Performance Benchmarks in an Era of Value-based Care. Radiology . 2017 Aug;284(2):605-607
[PubMed ID: 28723290]
Burnside ES Lee SJ Bennette C Near AM Alagoz O Huang H van den Broek JJ Kim JY Ergun MA van Ravesteyn NT Stout NK de Koning HJ Mandelblatt JS Using Collaborative Simulation Modeling to Develop a Web-Based Tool to Support Policy-Level Decision Making About Breast Cancer Screening Initiation Age. MDM Policy Pract . 2017 Jul;2
[PubMed ID: 29376135]
Strigel RM Burnside ES Elezaby M Fowler AM Kelcz F Salkowski LR DeMartini WB Utility of BI-RADS Assessment Category 4 Subdivisions for Screening Breast MRI. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2017 Jun;208(6):1392-1399
[PubMed ID: 28792802]