Claudia J. Kasales, MD, MHA, FACR

Dr. Claudia Kasales
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Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Professor, Diagnostic Imaging


Treatment Focus

Minimally Invasive Interventional breast procedures (biopsies, aspiration, abscess drainage, pre-operative localizations), Breast MRI, Breast Ultrasound, Mammography

Treatment Philosophy

I’ve been practicing breast imaging for over 25 years. My practice philosophy is to provide patient-centered care, always remembering the individual who has entrusted their care to me.  In breast imaging the overall goal is to treat all breast disease (benign and malignant), but particularly to find cancers when they are small.  To accomplish that, it is pertinent to screen women and to tailor that screening process depending upon their family history, genetics (where applicable), breast density, and other individual needs.  Education is key to make sure that all women understand how they can reduce their individual cancer risk and how they can help us to find cancers when they are most readily treatable.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • MHA, The Pennsylvania State University Department of Health Policy and Administration, State College, PA, 2016
  • Fellowship, Cross Sectional Imaging Hospital for the Univ. Penn. Philadelphia, PA, 1991-1992
  • Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med. Ctr. Hanover, NH, 1987-1991
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Bryn Mawr Hospital Bryn Mawr, PA 1986-1987
  • MD, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, 1986


  • ABR, 1991


  • American College of Radiology
  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • Association of University Radiologists
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Society for Breast Imaging
  • Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, Charter Member

Honors & Awards

  • Dean’s List for CG CAPHS 99th Percentile in the Nation score for patient satisfaction, 2017
  • Fellow in the American College of Radiology, 2017
  • Dean’s List for CG CAPHS 99th Percentile in the Nation score for patient satisfaction, 2016
  • Department of Radiology Faculty Teacher of the Year, 2017

Selected Publications

Holbrook A, Kasales C. Advancing Competency-Based Medical Education Through Assessment and Feedback in Breast Imaging. Academic Radiology, 2019; Epub ahead of print. PMID:31147238.

Kasales C, Peterson C, Gagnon E. Interview Techniques Utilized in Radiology Resident Selection – A Survey of the APDR. Acad Radiol 2019; 26(7):9889-998. PMID: 30509544

Kasales CJ, Wall D, Harer N, Goss S. Supporting our Team Through Creating Awareness: The Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound Sonographer Relations Committee Response to the 2016 Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Consensus Conference on Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders. Ultrasound Quarterly. 2018. March 5. PMID:29509576

Chetlen AL, Brown KL, King SH, Kasales CJ, Schetter SE, et al. JOURNAL CLUB: Scatter radiation dose from digital screening mammography measured in a representative patient population. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2016; 206(2):359-365. PMID: 26797364.

Kasales C, Han B, Smith JS Jr, Chetlen A, Kaneda H, Shereef S. Nonpuerperal mastitis and subareolar abscess of the breast. American Journal of Roentgenology 2014; 202(2):W133-9. PMID 24450694

Hashimoto B, Kasales C, Wall, D, et al. Teaching ultrasound professionalism. Ultrasound Quarterly. 2014; 309(2): 91-5. PMID 24850024

Samardzic D, Kasales CJ, Patrone SV. Live monochorionic adnexal twin ectopic pregnancy. Ultrasound Quarterly. 2014; 30(3):230-2. PMID:25148501

Yang C, Kasales C, Ouyang T, et al. A succinct rating scale for radiology report quality. SAGE Open Medicine, 2014. DOI: 10.1177/2050312114563101

Kaneda H, Mack J, Kasales C, Schetter S. Pediatric and Adolescent Breast Masses: A Review of Pathophysiology, Imaging, Diagnosis, and Treatment. American Journal of Roentgenology, 2013;  200(2):W204-­12.  PMID 23345385

Chetlen AL, Kasales C, Mack J, Schetter S, Zhu J. Hematoma formation during breast core needle biopsy in women taking antithrombotic therapy. American Journal of Roentgenology  2013;  201(1):215-­22.  PMID 23789678

Aberle DR, DeMello S, Berg CD, Black WC, et al. Results of the two incidence screenings in the National Lung Screening Trial. New England Journal of Medicine 2013;  369(10):920-­31.  PMID 24004119

The National Lung Screening Trial Research Team. The National Lung Screening Trial: Overview and Study Design. Radiology 2011; 258 (1): 243. PMID 21045183

The National Lung Screening Trial Research Team: Reduced Lung-Cancer Mortality with Low-Dose Computed Tomographic Screening. The New England Journal of Medicine 2011; 365 (5): 395 – 409. PMID 21714641

Carney PA, Abraham LA, Miglioretti DL, Yabroff KR, Sickles EA, Buist DS, Kasales CJ, Geller BM, Rosenberg RD, Dignan MD, Weaver DL, Kerlikowske K: Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium. Factors associated with imaging and procedural events used to detect breast cancer after screening mammography. American Journal of Roentgenology 2007; 188(2):385-92. PMID 17242246

Carney PA, Tosteson AN, Titus-Ernstoff L, Weiss JE, Goodrich ME, Manganiello P, Kasales CJ. Hormone therapies in women aged 40 and older: prevalence and correlates of use. Maturitas 2006; 53(1):65-76. PMID 16325024

Titus-Ernstoff L, Tosteson AN, Kasales C, Weiss J, Goodrich M, Hatch EE, Carney PA. Breast cancer risk factors in relation to breast density (United States). Cancer Causes Control. 2006; 17(10):1281-90. PMID 17111260
Carney PA, Steiner E, Goodrich ME, Dietrich AJ, Kasales CJ, Weiss JE, MacKenzie

T. Discovery of breast cancers within 1 year of a normal screening mammogram: how are they found? Annals of Family Med 2006; 4(6):512-8. PMID 17148629

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