Staff and Faculty




Clinicians, radiologists, statisticians, pathologists, physicists, programmers, computer specialists, research associates and breast cancer advocates work together on the SFMR to investigate clinically relevant research questions of value to women about mammography and breast cancer.


The SFMR is located at:

 SFMR, UCSF, Mailstop 1793,

550 16th Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco CA 94158-2549






Principal Investigator:

Karla Kerlikowske, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics


Co Investigator:

Bonnie Joe, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
School Of Medicine
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Co Investigator:

John Shepherd, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Department of Radiology


Project Coordinator:

Lisa Vu
(415) 353-7673



Data Entry & Database Support

David Burian 
(415) 353-9783

Senior Statistician:

Michael Hofmann
(415) 353-9761


Image Database Manager:

Amir Pasha Mahmoudzadeh

(415) 476-8834 

Assistant Statistician:

Katherine Malvin

(415) 353-9762

Data Analyst/Programmer:


Cesar Hernandez 

(415) 502-6350


Research Assistant:

 Elyse Chiapello 

   (415) 353-9798