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Associate Professor - Breast Imaging Vice Chair of Informatics

Biography

Dr. Sippo is a Board-Certified Diagnostic Radiologist and Fellowship-trained Breast Imager, having completed Fellowships in Breast Imaging and Imaging Informatics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In addition, Dr. Sippo is a Certified Imaging Informatics Professional with the American Board of Imaging Informatics and Subspecialty Board Certified in Clinical Informatics by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. She has experience in natural language processing and artificial intelligence, structured reporting, clinical data mining for quality improvement and research, clinical decision support, critical results tracking and communications, as well as development, implementation, and evaluation of informatics tools within clinical workflow.

Dr. Sippo recently joined the Department of Radiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as Vice Chair for Informatics. She previously was Associate Director of Imaging Informatics in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at Yale School of Medicine. While at Yale she chaired the Yale Radiology Epic Optimization Committee and led the optimization of Yale’s Clinical Decision Support system for ordering advanced imaging studies. Dr. Sippo’s research interests include implementing informatics tools in clinical radiology and optimizing breast cancer screening performance, particularly with mammography and breast MRI. She was a recipient of the Association of University Radiologists GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Award. Her GERRAF project was “The Adoption and Impact on Performance of an Automated Outcomes Feedback Application for Tomosynthesis Screening Mammography.

Education

  • Medical School: New Jersey Medical School
  • Masters of Publish Health: Harvard School of Public Health (Clinical Effectiveness)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Fellowship: Breast Imaging and Evidence- Based Imaging Informatics Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Fellowship: (20% time) Medical Education Research The Academy at Harvard Medical School 
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