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Stamatia V. Destounis, M.D., FACR

Breast Imaging Specialist in Rochester, NY

Dr. Destounis completed her radiology residency at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. She joined the Elizabeth Wende Breast Clinic, completing a Breast imaging fellowship of one year in 1993, and then joined EWBC as faculty.

Dr. Destounis is the Chair of The American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Commission and sits on the ACR Board of Chancellors, and is also the Chair of the ACR Breast MRI Accreditation Committee. She is a past member of the American Cancer Society Eastern Division, Board of Directors, and a past member of the Board of Directors of Gilda’s Club. In addition, she sits on several medical advisory boards for breast imaging technology companies, radiology organizations, and peer review journals.

Within the local community, she has participated in radiology committees for several healthcare provider companies and is a volunteer for many community organizations and activities. In addition, Dr. Destounis frequently lectures to professional groups, nationally and internationally, on various subjects related to mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, biopsy techniques, and new modalities such as elastography and digital breast tomosynthesis.


  • National American Cancer Society, Reach to Recovery Award of Excellence (2003)
  • Rochester Business Journal Health Care Achievement Award (2009)
  • American College of Radiology Fellow (2010). ACR Fellows have distinguished themselves with long service history and dedication to the College, organized radiology, teaching, and research.
  • American Cancer Society, Mary Grace Ryan Pillar of Hope Award (2010)
  • Society of Breast Imaging (SBI), Distinguished Fellow (2010)
  • Journal of Clinical Imaging Best Scientific Paper of 2013, article on Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Research Interests

  • Computer-aided detection
  • Digital mammography
  • Breast MRI
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Breast biopsy
  • Peer review articles published in several 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 peers review journals

Special Interests

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