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  • Overview

    Cancer Focus:
    Breast Cancer

    Dr. Ataya is a board-certified, subspecialty-trained breast radiologist. She received her MD degree at the Northeastern Ohio Medical University. She completed her Diagnostic Radiology Residency and Breast Imaging Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, where she also served as Chief Resident. Her clinical practice involves interpreting mammograms, breast ultrasounds, breast MRI, and performing imaging guided breast procedures. Dr. Ataya has received several teaching awards, and has been an invited speaker at local, regional, and national meetings. She has received internal grant funding and is a co-investigator on two NIH/NCI RO1 grants, including a grant seeking to identify radiomic and pathomic signatures to predict upstaging of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

    Education & Training

    Board Certification:

    • Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology
  • Publications

    • Akker O, Ataya D. I saw the "breast within a breast" sign. Clin Imaging. 2024 Mar.107:110085. Pubmedid: 38262259.
    • Belfi LM, Slanetz PJ, Cooke EA, Chan S, Frederick-Dyer K, Ataya D, Choe AI, Deitte LA. Creativity, Connection, and Community: Reimagining the Radiology Society Meeting. Acad Radiol. 2024 Feb.31(2):351-359. Pubmedid: 38401980.
    • Weinfurtner RJ, Abdalah M, Stringfield O, Ataya D, Williams A, Mooney B, Rosa M, Lee MC, Khakpour N, Laronga C, Czerniecki B, Diaz R, Ahmed K, Washington I, Latifi K, Niell B, Montejo M, Raghunand N. Quantitative Changes in Intratumoral Habitats on MRI Correlate With Pathologic Response in Early-stage ER/PR+ HER2− Breast Cancer Treated With Preoperative Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy. J Breast Imaging. 2022 May.4(3):273-284. Pubmedid: 36686407. Pmcid: PMC9851176.
    • Weinfurtner RJ, Raghunand N, Stringfield O, Abdalah M, Niell BL, Ataya D, Williams A, Mooney B, Rosa M, Lee MC, Khakpour N, Laronga C, Czerniecki B, Diaz R, Ahmed K, Washington I, Montejo M. MRI Response to Pre-operative Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR) in Early Stage ER/PR+ HER2- Breast Cancer correlates with Surgical Pathology Tumor Bed Cellularity. Clin Breast Cancer. 2022 Feb.22(2):e214-e223. Pubmedid: 34384695.
    • Parikh P, Jameel Z, Falcon S, Rosa M, Kiluk J, Hoover S, Soliman H, Ataya D. Adenomyoepithelioma of the breast: Case series and literature review. Clin Imaging. 2021 Jul.75:157-164. Pubmedid: 33607537.
    • Niell BL, Abdalah M, Stringfield O, Raghunand N, Ataya D, Gillies R, Balagurunathan Y. Quantitative Measures of Background Parenchymal Enhancement Predict Breast Cancer Risk. Ajr Am J Roentgenol. 2021 Jul.217(1):64-75. Pubmedid: 32876474. Pmcid: PMC9801515.
    • Funaro K, Ataya D, Niell B. Understanding the Mammography Audit. Radiol Clin North Am. 2021 Jan.59(1):41-55. Pubmedid: 33222999.
    • Schwarz GS, Knackstedt R, Gatherwright J, Ataya D, Duraes EFR. Reply to 'Fat Grafting and the Palpable Breast Mass in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: Incidence and Implications'. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Jan. Pubmedid: 31939759.
    • Schwarz GS, Gatherwright J, Duraes EFR, Ataya D, Knackstedt R. Reply: Fat Grafting and the Palpable Breast Mass in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: Incidence and Implications. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Apr.145(4):869e-870e. Pubmedid: 32221246.
    • Knackstedt RW, Gatherwright J, Ataya D, Duraes E, Schwarz GS. Fat Grafting and the Palpable Breast Mass in Implant Based Breast Reconstruction: Incidence and Implications. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 May. Pubmedid: 31206473.
    • Ataya D, Niell BL. Complicated Cysts: Should Management Depend Upon Age?. Acad Radiol. 2019 Jul.26(7):907-908. Pubmedid: 30987873.
    • Knackstedt RW, Gatherwright J, Ataya D, Duraes EFR, Schwarz GS. Fat Grafting and the Palpable Breast Mass in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: Incidence and Implications. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Aug.144(2):265-275. Pubmedid: 31348325.
    • Zhang G, Ataya D, L Lebda P, Calhoun BC. Mucocele-like lesions diagnosed on breast core biopsy: Low risk of upgrade and subsequent carcinoma. Breast J. 2018 May.24(3):314-318. Pubmedid: 29024198.
    • Mosier A, Gupta E, Ataya D, Bhatt K, Rim A. Low Compliance in a Health-Conscience Spending Era Likely Helps Obviates the Need for 6 month BI-RADS 3 Breast MRI Follow-up After 1 year. Breast J. 2017 Sep.23(5):504-508. Pubmedid: 28248009.
    • Sturgis CD, Ataya D, Calhoun BC, Velcheti V, Mukhopadhyay S. Breast Mass in a Woman with Recurrent Thymoma. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 11.13(11):2097-2098. Pubmedid: 27831813.
    • Ataya D, Chowdhry AA, Mohammed TL. Epipericardial fat pad necrosis: computed tomography findings and literature review. J Thorac Imaging. 2011 Nov.26(4):W140-W142. Pubmedid: 21135710.
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