Dr. Ellen Shaw de Paredes Biography
Dr. Ellen Shaw de Paredes is the Director of The Ellen Shaw de Paredes Institute for Women’s Imaging in Richmond and Clinical Professor of Radiology at the University of Virginia. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College and received her M.D. degree from West Virginia University. Her residency training in diagnostic radiology was at the VCU School of Medicine and MCV Hospitals. She is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.
Dr. Paredes joined the faculty at the University of Virginia Medical Center, where she served as Chief of Breast Imaging from 1983 to 1994. She also served as Vice-chair of the Department of Radiology.
She then joined the faculty at the VCU School of Medicine in 1994 where she chaired the Breast Imaging Section for 11 years at the VCU Medical Center.
In April 2005, Dr. Paredes left the VCU Medical Center and founded The Ellen Shaw de Paredes Institute for Women’s Imaging in Richmond. She also has founded The Ellen Shaw de Paredes Breast Cancer Foundation, devoted to education and research on early detection of breast cancer.
Dr. Paredes is a fellow of the American College of Radiology and a fellow of the Society of Breast Imaging. She is a past president of the Virginia Chapter of the ACR. Dr. Paredes is a well-known lecturer internationally in the field of Mammography, has written the textbook: Atlas of Mammography, now in its 3rd edition. She has written over 100 scientific papers and book chapters. She has served as visiting professor at many universities, and has been named Teacher of the Year and Research Mentor of the Year on numerous occasions by Radiology Department residents. In 2004, she was named the YWCA of Greater Richmond Outstanding Woman of the Year for Science and Medicine. In 2008, Dr. Paredes was named alumna of the year at West Virginia University. In 2009, the National Association of Women Business Owners gave Dr. Paredes their “Rising Star” award which honors the area’s top businesswomen, and Virginia Lawyers Media named her an “Influential Woman of Virginia.”
Her research interests are in the areas of utilization of mammography, percutaneous breast biopsy and digital mammography, which have won her a research grant from the Department of Defense on Telemammography.