Dr. Destounis completed her Diagnostic Radiology Residency at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry in 1993. She joined the Elizabeth Wende Breast Clinic and trained under Dr. Wende Logan Young,while completing a one year Breast imaging fellowship. In July 1994 Dr Destounis joined EWBC as a member of the faculty staff
Dr. Destounis is a past member of the American Cancer Society Eastern Division Board of Directors and a current member of the Board of Directors of Gilda’s Club. She sits on medical advisory boards for several breast imaging technology companies and several radiology organizations and peer review journals.
Within the local community, she has participated on radiology committees for several health care provider companies and is a volunteer for many community organizations and activities. Dr. Destounis frequently lectures to professional groups, both nationally and internationally, on a variety of radiological subjects related to mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, biopsy techniques and also new modalities such as elastography and 3D digital mammography.
Dr. Destounis is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, one of the highest honors bestowed upon members for exceptional achievement in the radiology profession. ACR Fellows are members who have distinguished themselves with a long history of service and dedication to the College, organized radiology, teaching and/or research. Dr Destounis is active in several sub committees of the American College of Radiology.
Dr. Destounis was awarded the National American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery Award of Excellence in 2003.
The Rochester Business Journal recognized Dr. Destounis as the Honored Recipient of the 2009 Health Care Achievement Award.
Dr. Destounis was awarded the Mary Grace Ryan Pillar of Hope Award by the American Cancer Society in June of 2010. Also in 2010, Dr. Destounis was selected as a distinguished Fellow of the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI).
Dr. Destounis was awarded Best Scientific Paper 2013 by the Journal of Clinical Imaging for her article on Digital Breast Tomosysnthesis: Destounis S, et al. Preliminary Experience with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis in the Visualization of Breast Microcalcifications. J Clin Imaging Sci 2013; 3 (4): 65.
Dr. Destounis has many research interests including computer aided detection, digital mammography, breast MRI, breast ultrasound and breast biopsy. She has written several clinical and research peer review articles published in many Radiology journals and has written multiple chapters in Radiology texts related to breast cancer detection. She is the principal investigator of several ongoing research projects at our facility and is a Reviewer of many peer review journals