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Bio for Sally Herschorn, M.D.
Sally Herschorn, M.D.

Sally Herschorn, M.D.

Vice Chair for the Patient and Provider Experience
Associate Professor
Division Chief, Breast Imaging
Department of Radiology

Contact Information
Office Location:
111 Colchester Ave., Patrick 1, Dept. of Radiology, Burlington, VT 05401


McGill University Med-P Program 1977 - 1978
McGill University M.D., C.M. 1978 – 1982

Postdoctoral Training

Internal Medicine Internship, McGill University- The Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital; Montreal 1982 - 1983
Diagnostic Radiology Residency, McGill University Residency Program - The Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal Neurological Hospital  1983 - 1987
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, August - September 1986
Fellowship in Cross-Sectional Body Imaging, University of Vermont - Medical Center Hospital of Vermont-Burlington, Vermont 1987 – 1988
Mini- fellowship in Breast MRI – Memorial Sloan Kettering, NYC, 2004   
Digital Tomosynthesis Reader Competency Training, May 2010
Center for Health Care Management "Mini MBA" Program; University of Vermont, Fall 2011

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Vermont College of Medicine (1996 - present)
Assistant Professor and Attending Radiologist, McGill University Faculty of Medicine and Montreal General Hospital (1988-1990)

Clinical Appointments

Vice Chair for the Patient and Provider Experience  November 2015 - Present
Co-Director Breast Imaging Division 2005 - 2010
Medical Director of Breast Imaging 2007 - present
Director Breast Imaging Division 2010 –present
Associate Member Vermont Cancer Center July 2013-present
Member Faculty of Vermont Breast Cancer Surveillance System

Awards and Honors

Finalist: Senior Investigator of the Year, University of Vermont Medical Group. December 2015
FAHC Radiology Faculty Award for Outstanding Contribution to Luminary Work, 2007
Leadership Award from Breast Imaging Department for Operational Excellence and Extraordinary Concern for Patients and Staff, FAHC, 2007
Breast Imaging Division voted best section by residents in 2010-2011 year: comments sited "best evaluations, lectures, well organized curriculum, teaching, fun place to work".
Philips’ Breast Centers of Excellence in North America award for 2011-2012; for leadership in developing, testing and implementing breast MRI 3T imaging protocols.


Conant EF, Beaber EF, Sprague BL, Herschorn SD, Weaver DL, Onega T, Tosteson AN, McCarthy AM, Poplack SP, Haas JS, Armstrong K, Schnall MD, Barlow WE. Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography compared to digital mammography alone: a cohort study within the PROSPR consortium.  Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Mar 1. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26931450.

Horne HN, Sherman ME, Pfeiffer RM, Figueroa JD, Khodr ZG, Falk RT, Pollak M, Patel DA, Palakal MM, Linville L, Papathomas D, Geller B, Vacek PM, Weaver DL, Chicoine R, Shepherd J, Mahmoudzadeh AP, Wang J, Fan B, Malkov S, Herschorn S, Hewitt SM, Brinton LA, Gierach GL. Circulating insulin-like growth factor-I, insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 and terminal duct lobular unit involution of the breast: a cross-sectional study of women with benign breast disease. Breast Cancer Res. 2016 Feb 18;18(1):24. doi: 10.1186/s13058-016-0678-4. PMID: 26893016.

Lee AY, Ichikawa L, Lee JM, Lee CI, DeMartini WB, Joe BN, Wernli KJ, Sprague BL, Herschorn SD, Lehman CD. Concordance of BI-RADS Assessments and Management Recommendations for Breast MRI in Community Practice. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Jan;206(1):211-6. doi: 10.2214/AJR.15.14356. PMID: 26700354.
Gierach GL, Patel DA, Pfeiffer RM, Figueroa JD, Linville LM, Papathomas D, Johnson JM, Chicoine RE, Herschorn S, Shepherd J, Wang J, Malkov S, Vacek PM, Weaver DL, Fan B, Mahmoudzadeh AP, Palakal MM, Xiang J, Oh H, Horne HN, Sprague BL, Hewitt SM, Brinton LA, Sherman M. Relationship of Terminal Duct Lobular Unit Involution of the Breast with Area and Volume Mammographic Densities. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2016 Feb;9(2):149-58. doi: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-15-0282. PMID: 26645278.
Gierach GL, Patel DA, Falk RT, Pfeiffer RM, Geller BM, Vacek PM, Weaver DL, Chicoine RE, Shepherd JA, Mahmoudzadeh AP, Wang J, Fan B, Herschorn SD, Xu X, Veenstra T, Fuhrman B, Sherman ME, Brinton LA. Relationship of serum estrogens and metabolites with area and volume mammographic densities. Horm Cancer. 2015 Jun;6(2-3):107-19. doi: 10.1007/s12672-015-0216-3. Epub 2015 Mar 11. PMID: 25757805.

Johnson JM, Johnson AK, O'Meara ES, Miglioretti DL, Geller BM, Hotaling EN, Herschorn SD. Breast cancer detection with short-interval follow-up compared with return to annual screening in patients with benign stereotactic or US-guided breast biopsy results. Radiology. 2015 Apr;275(1):54-60. doi:10.1148/radiol.14140036. Epub 2014 Nov 25. PMID: 25423143.

Othman E, Wang J, Sprague BL, Rounds T, Ji Y, Herschorn SD, Wood ME. Comparison of false positive rates for screening breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in high risk women performed on stacked versus alternating
schedules. Springerplus. 2015 Feb 13;4:77. doi: 10.1186/s40064-015-0793-1. eCollection 2015. PMID: 25741458.

Gierach GL, Geller BM, Shepherd JA, Patel DA, Vacek PM, Weaver DL, Chicoine RE, Pfeiffer RM, Fan B, Mahmoudzadeh AP, Wang J, Johnson JM, Herschorn SD, Brinton LA, Sherman ME. Comparison of mammographic density assessed as volumes and areas among women undergoing diagnostic image-guided breast biopsy. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Nov;23(11):2338-48. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-0257. Epub 2014 Aug 19. PubMed PMID: 25139935.

Bolton KC, Mace JL, Vacek PM, Herschorn SD, James TA, Tice JA, Kerlikowske K, Geller BM, Weaver DL, Sprague BL. Changes in breast cancer risk distribution among Vermont women using screening mammography. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Jun 23;106(8). pii: dju157. doi: 10.1093/jnci/dju157. Print 2014 Aug. PubMed PMID: 24957223.

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American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR)
American College of Radiology (ACR)
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
European Society of Radiology (ESR)
National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC)
New England Roentgen Ray Society (NERRS)
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)
Vermont Medical Society (VMS)
Vermont Radiological Society (VRS): currently Secretary

Committee Appointments

American College of radiology’s Commission on Patient and Family Centered Care, 2015-present
University of Vermont Medical Group Patient Care and Operations Committee, 2011 -present
Vermonters Taking Action Against Cancer: Prevention and Detection Workgroup: 2013-present

Research Grants

Evaluating the performance of digital breast tomosynthesis for breast cancer screening in Vermont, Lake Champlain Cancer Research Organization.
Vermont Breast Cancer Molecular Characterization Laboratory, National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health.
Vermont PROSPR Research Center, National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health.