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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
Berg WA Berg JM Sickles EA Burnside ES Zuley ML Rosenberg RD Lee CS Cancer Yield and Patterns of Follow-up for BI-RADS Category 3 after Screening Mammography Recall in the National Mammography Database. Radiology . 2020 Jul;296(1):32-41
[PubMed ID: 32427557]
Croes KD Jones NR DuBenske LL Schrager SB Mahoney JE Little TA Burnside ES Core Elements of Shared Decision-making for Women Considering Breast Cancer Screening: Results of a Modified Delphi Survey. J Gen Intern Med . 2020 Jun;35(6):1668-1677
[PubMed ID: 32193817]
Lowry KP Trentham-Dietz A Schechter CB Alagoz O Barlow WE Burnside ES Conant EF Hampton JM Huang H Kerlikowske K Lee SJ Miglioretti DL Sprague BL Tosteson ANA Yaffe MJ Stout NK Long-Term Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Screening With Digital Breast Tomosynthesis in the United States. J Natl Cancer Inst . 2020 Jun 1;112(6):582-589
[PubMed ID: 31503283]
Chootipongchaivat S van Ravesteyn NT Li X Huang H Weedon-Fekjær H Ryser MD Weaver DL Burnside ES Heckman-Stoddard BM de Koning HJ Lee SJ Modeling the natural history of ductal carcinoma in situ based on population data. Breast Cancer Res . 2020 May 27;22(1):53
[PubMed ID: 32460821]
Schrager S Ovsepyan V Burnside E Breast Cancer Screening in Older Women: The Importance of Shared Decision Making. J Am Board Fam Med . 2020 May-Jun;33(3):473-480
[PubMed ID: 32430383]
Woods RW Salkowski LR Elezaby M Burnside ES Strigel RM Fowler AM Image-based screening for men at high risk for breast cancer: Benefits and drawbacks. Clin Imaging . 2020 Mar;60(1):84-89
[PubMed ID: 31864206]
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]