Dedicated Breast Radiologists
Rebecca Zuurbier, MD
Dr. Zuurbier, Director of Breast Imaging
since 2002 at Sibley’s Sullivan Center for Breast Health
, is recognized as a leader in the early detection of breast cancer. Since 2007 she has been named one of America’s Top Radiologists by the independent Consumer’s Research Council of America. Prior to joining Sibley, she spent ten years as Director of the Betty Lou Ourisman Breast Health Center at Georgetown University, Director of the Breast Imaging Division and Director of the Radiology Residency. She has held faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Zuurbier has been quoted by the New York Times and appeared in national news (CBS, CNN, NBC) as an expert commentator. She has served as a trustee for the National Consortium of Breast Centers.
Special Interests: Breast Imaging
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowships: Diagnostic Radiology/Mammography: Massachusetts General Hospital; Radiology/CT/MRI/US: The Brigham and Women’s Hospitals in Boston
Board Certification: American Board of Radiology, National Board of Medical Examiners
Professional Organizations: American College of Radiology (ACR), DC Chapter of the ACR, Radiological Society of North America, Society of Breast Imaging, National Board of Medical Examiners
Honors, Publications and Other Information: Dr. Zuurbier was one of eight invited lecturers for the American College of Radiology’s course given to radiology residents through the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. She has been an invited speaker at numerous courses nationally and internationally. She has also appeared in Spears’ "Surgery of the Breast," Imaging Handbook for House Officers, Internal Medicine Clinics of North America, and Siegel’s "Filmless Radiography."
Pouneh Razavi, MD
, a dedicated breast imager at Sibley’s Sullivan Center for Breast Health
since April 2008, is a board certified radiologist. She brings to the position seven years of post graduate experience in imaging services with three dedicated exclusively to breast imaging. She held a position as Attending Physician, Breast Imager with a special interest in Breast MRI at Georgetown University Hospital from July 2006 to April 2008. She received fellowship training in breast imaging at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York, NY, working with pioneers in the field of Breast MR Research and completed residency training in radiology at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.
Special Interests: Breast Imaging, Breast MRI
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Georgetown University Hospital
Fellowships: Breast and Body Imaging, Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital
Board Certification: American Board of Radiology
Professional Organizations: Society of Breast Imaging, Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, The American Medical Association, The Iranian American Medical Association
Honors, Publications and Other Information: Dr. Razavi has had research experience and was the recipient of the 2004 RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, presented in recognition of outstanding radiological research. She has also published articles and was a speaker at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Department of Radiology Pathology course in September 2006 and May 2007.
Schedule an Appointment at the Sullivan Center for Breast Health
Scheduling Is Easy. No Prescription is required for a screening mammogram.
Simply call 202.537.4545.
When you call, tell us the name of the physician to whom your screening results will be sent and have your insurance information handy. We'll take care of the rest.
Sullivan Center Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Designated Saturdays for screenings only
About Your Appointment
To minimize any discomfort, you may wish to schedule your mammogram for the part of your menstrual cycle during which your breasts are least likely to be tender (often the week after your menstrual period). Some women schedule mammograms with a friend, for mutual support and maybe lunch afterward.
On the day of your mammogram appointment:
Learn more about the Sullivan Center for Breast Health.
- Bring films of earlier mammograms if they were done at another facility.
- Arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.