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

Sally Herschorn, M.D.

Associate Professor
Division Chief, Breast Imaging
Department of Radiology

Contact Information
Office Location:
Radiology, FAHC- Patrick


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

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

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.


Imaging the World: development of breast protocol for use in the field in Uganda.
Prognostic factors for DCIS
Concordance of breast MRI assessments and recommendations in community practice
Evaluation of new screening technologies
Risk based screening


Registry-based study of trends in breast cancer screening mammography before and after the 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations. Sprague BL, Bolton KC, Mace JL, Herschorn SD, James TA, Vacek PM, Weaver DL, Geller BM. Radiology. 2014 Feb;270(2):354-61. doi: 10.1148/radiol.13131063. Epub 2013 Oct 28.
PMID:  24072778

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

Comparison of mammographic density assessed as volumes and areas among women undergoing diagnostic image-guided breast biopsy. 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.; Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Nov;23(11):2338-48. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-0257. Epub 2014 Aug 19.

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. Johnson JM, Johnson AK, O'Meara ES, Miglioretti DL, Geller BM, Hotaling EN, Herschorn SD.; Radiology. 2015 Apr;275(1):54-60. doi: 10.1148/radiol.14140036. Epub 2014 Nov 25. PMID: 25423143

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

Relationship of serum estrogens and metabolites with area and volume mammographic densities. 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.Horm Cancer. 2015 Jun;6(2-3):107-19. doi: 10.1007/s12672-015-0216-3. Epub 2015 Mar 11. PMID: 25757805

Current controversies in screening mammography. Herschorn SD. Cancer Cytopathol. 2014 Aug;122(8):559-60. doi: 10.1002/cncy.21430. Epub 2014 May 6. PMID:24802023

Axillary lymph node calcification: A review of local and systemic disease processes: Johnson, Jason M.; Franceschi, Ana M.; Reed, Marianne S.; Primm Jane C.; Herschorn Sally, D; Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology; June 30, 2014, Volume 37, Issue 13, pp.1-6.


Radiologic Society of North America
American College of Radiology
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
American Roentgen Ray Society
American Association of Women Radiologists
Society of Breast Imaging
Vermont State Medical Society
Vermont Radiological Society
New England Roentgen Ray Society
Society of Informatics in Medicine
European Society of Radiology

Committee Appointments

University of Vermont Medical Group Patient Care and Operations Committee, 2011 -present
Vermonters Taking Action Against Cancer: Prevention and Detection Workgroup: 2013-present