Stamatia V. Destounis, M.D., FACR

Dr. Stamatia V. Destounis,

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.


  • American College of Radiology Fellow,
    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.
  • American College of Radiology, member several sub committees
  • National American Cancer Society, Reach to Recovery Award of Excellence (2003)
  • Rochester Business Journal, 2009 Health Care Achievement Award
  • American Cancer Society, Mary Grace Ryan Pillar of Hope Award by the  (June of 2010)
  • Society of Breast Imaging (SBI), Distinguished Fellow (2010)
  • Journal of Clinical Imaging Best Scientific Paper 2013, 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

Research Interests

  • Computer aided detection
  • Digital mammography
  • Breast MRI
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Breast biopsy
  • Peer review articles published in many radiology journals
  • Multiple chapters in radiology textbooks related to breast cancer detection
  • Principal investigator of several ongoing research projects at Elizabeth Wende Breast Care
  • Reviewer of many peer review journals.

Special Interests

  • Breast ultrasound
  • Breast MRI
  • Biopsy techniques
  • New modalities (elastography and 3D digital mammography)