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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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UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Radiology

Professional Certifications and Education

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

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PubMed Articles
Burnside ES Trentham-Dietz A Shafer CM Hampton JM Alagoz O Cox JR Mischo E Schrager SB Wilke LG Age-based versus Risk-based Mammography Screening in Women 40-49 Years Old: A Cross-sectional Study. Radiology . 2019 Aug;292(2):321-328
[PubMed ID: 31184557]
Salkowski LR Elezaby M Fowler AM Burnside E Woods RW Strigel RM Comparison of screening full-field digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis technical recalls. J Med Imaging (Bellingham) . 2019 Jul;6(3):031403
[PubMed ID: 30603658]
Zeng J Gimenez F Burnside ES Rubin DL Shachter R A Probabilistic Model to Support Radiologists' Classification Decisions in Mammography Practice. Med Decis Making . 2019 Apr;39(3):208-216
[PubMed ID: 30819048]
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) . 2019 Feb;28(2):114-116
[PubMed ID: 29757073]
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 . 2019 Sep - Oct;48(5):467-472
[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 . 2019 Jan;16(1):8-14
[PubMed ID: 30100161]
Feld SI Woo KM Alexandridis R Wu Y Liu J Peissig P Onitilo AA Cox J Page CD Burnside ES Improving breast cancer risk prediction by using demographic risk factors, abnormality features on mammograms and genetic variants. AMIA Annu Symp Proc . 2018;2018:1253-1262
[PubMed ID: 30815167]
Ayvaci MUS Alagoz O Ahsen ME Burnside ES Preference-Sensitive Management of Post-Mammography Decisions in Breast Cancer Diagnosis. Prod Oper Manag . 2018 Dec;27(12):2313-2338
[PubMed ID: 31031555]
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]
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]
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]