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Elena K. Korngold, M.D., FSAR (she/her)

  • Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, School of Medicine
  • Vice Chair, Clinical Operations, Diagnostic Radiology, School of Medicine
  • Chair, Dept of Radiology Promotion and Tenure Committee, Diagnostic Radiology, School of Medicine


Dr. Korngold is the Vice Chair of Clinical Operations for the Department of Radiology at OHSU, previously serving as Section Chief of Body Imaging until October 2022. Her clinical focus is imaging and staging of colorectal cancer, and she serves as lead author on the Colon and Rectal Staging and Surveillance Appropriateness Criteria guidelines through the ACR.  She completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident, followed by fellowship in Abdominal and Interventional Radiology at MGH, and served on faculty at MGH for 3 years before moving to Portland with her family, where she joined the faculty at OHSU in 2009. She is passionate about workplace equity, transparent and collaborative leadership, and faculty wellness.

Education and training

    • B.A., 1996, Amherst College, magna cum laude
    • M.D., 2001, Washington University School of Medicine, AOA
  • Residency

    • Diagnostic Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 2006
    • Chief Resident, Diagnostic Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 2004-2005
  • Fellowship

    • Abdominal and Interventional Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2007
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Radiology, 2006
    • Full Recertification ABR 2016

Memberships and associations:

  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria Expert Panel for Gastrointenstinal Imaging, Society of Abdominal Imaging Disease-Focused Panel for Rectal and Anal Imaging, American Roentgen Ray Society, Radiologic Society of North America, Society of Abdominal Radiology

Areas of interest

  • Cancer and Disease Imaging of the Anus and Rectum
  • Imaging Evaluation of Hepatic Metastatic Disease

Honors and awards

  • Portland's Top Doctors 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2015, 2012


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Selected publications

  • Radiological appearances of corpus luteum cysts and their imaging mimics. Abdominal Radiology, 2016 Prostate cancer with a pseudocapsule at MR imaging: A marker of high grade and stage disease?. Clinical Imaging (2016).
  • Direct MRI-guided biopsy of the prostate: use of post-biopsy needle track imaging to confirm targeting." Abdominal imaging (2015):1-6.
  • Imaging of invasive thymoma in the costophrenic recess presenting as thickening of arcuate ligaments of the diaphragm. Clinical imag


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