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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 is currently the Breast Imaging Residency Rotation Director for the University of South Florida (USF) radiology residency program and has received several teaching awards. She has been an invited speaker at local, regional, and national meetings and has authored several manuscripts and book chapters. She has received internal grant funding and is a co-investigator on a recently funded NIH/NCI RO1 grant seeking to identify radiomic and pathomic signatures to predict upstaging of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).
Education & Training
- Diagnostic Radiology
- Funaro K, Ataya D, Niell B. Understanding the Mammography Audit. Radiol Clin North Am. 2021 Jan.59(1):41-55. Pubmedid: 33222999.
- 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 Feb.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. 2020 Sep. Pubmedid: 32876474.
- 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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