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About Elizabeth Wende Breast Care

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Since 1975, Elizabeth Wende Breast Care has been serving the greater Rochester area with superior breast imaging technology and patient care. As the first dedicated breast clinic in the United States, EWBC is a committed leader in the field of breast imaging and breast cancer diagnosis.

As an EWBC patient, you’ll work with a team of highly skilled breast imaging professionals, all who provide comprehensive and compassionate care for every patient while providing same day results at all of our seven offices. EWBC provides expert breast imaging services including 3D mammography, breast ultrasounds, breast MRIs, breast density testing, and more.

Mission Statement

Our Mission

To be the leaders in the North East in breast imaging, intervention, and research, serve our patients, and referring clinicians in a collegial work environment.

Our Vision

To be locally and nationally recognized as a premier provider of service-oriented patient care using all modes of imaging, image-guided intervention, and state-of-the-art technology.


Elizabeth Wende Breast Care is named in honor of Elizabeth Wende, the mother of Dr. Wende Logan Young, and to all the mothers who support, inspire and believe in their daughters.

In 1975, Dr. Wende Logan Young opened a dedicated breast clinic on Mt. Hope Avenue in Rochester — THE FIRST IN THE US!

Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, LLC is internationally recognized as a breast imaging and breast cancer diagnosis leader. It is one of the largest freestanding breast imaging centers in the US and is the largest single-site breast imaging center in New York State. EWBC is ACR Accredited, and FDA Certified and is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

With significant technical advancements in the field, the patient volume and size of EWBC have made it an attractive clinical study setting for manufacturers of breast imaging modalities and accessories. EWBC has participated with the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) in several breast imaging studies, including the Digital Mammography Imaging Screening Trial (DMIST), which compared the efficacy of full-field digital mammography with film/screen mammography and the MRI Evaluation of the Contralateral Breast in Women with a Recent Diagnosis of Breast Cancer.

Throughout the years and the many advances seen in breast imaging technology, the mission of EWBC has remained the same, to provide the highest quality imaging and patient care, even when it meant breaking the mold of the traditional radiology practice. In addition, EWBC is deeply involved in breast cancer awareness events in the community and patient advocacy.


Fellowship Trained Breast Imaging Specialists

Stamatia V. Destounis, M.D., FACR, FSBI, FAIUM

Posy J. Seifert, D.O.

Philip F. Murphy. M.D.

Wade C. Hedegard, M.D.

Alena Levit, M.D.

Lisa V. Paulis, M.D.

Sarah Vanderlinde, M.D.

Certified Genetic Counselor

Jessica Salamone, CGC


You’ve probably heard you should get an annual mammogram starting yearly at age 40. However, most women don’t know where to start when selecting a breast care center. 

Here are five important reasons to choose Elizabeth Wende Breast Care:

Dedicated to breast imaging

First breast imaging center in the US with a team of experienced breast imaging specialists.

Latest technology with less radiation

3D mammography with synthetic 2D for every patient reducing overall radiation dose.

Double reading of your screening mammogram

Two expert opinions to give you peace of mind.

Integrated genetics program

Cancer Risk Assessment for every patient to determine the lifetime risk of breast cancer.

Staff that goes the extra mile

Professional & supportive staff to guide you through your visit.

Request a Speaker

EWBC is excited to offer virtual or in-person speakers for your group or club. We would be happy to join you to present on:

  • Breast Health
  • Bone Health
  • Genetics & Cancer Risk.

All sessions are free of charge and presented by our expert staff.