Titles and Roles
- Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Research Program
- Cancer Prevention and Control
Patricia Balthazar, MD, CIIP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Balthazar is a board certified abdominal radiologist and imaging informaticist at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
Dr. Balthazar is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute. She holds professional memberships with American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society and Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine. She actively serves on several national society committees with leadership roles including ACR® Junior Representative for the Association of American Medical Colleges Council on Faculty and Academic Societies.
Dr. Balthazar received her MD from Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health in Bahia, Brazil. She completed a postdocotral research fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia followed by a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Balthazar's goal is to improve patient-centered and evidence-based healthcare delivery for all patients using information technology and digital health interventions. She has received a career development grant to work on a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the impact of text message and patient portal reminders on adherence to recommended breast cancer screening mammography. She has also researched US Census and institutional data on the use of computers and online patient portals to improve healthcare delivery.
Her prior research has encompassed the impact of information-technology tools in:
- translational patient-centered care
- appropriateness of imaging utilization
- trends and drivers of imaging utilization and radiology clinical practice patterns
- ethics and bias in research
Dr. Balthazar has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and serves as assistant editor for RadioGraphic.
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Dr. Balthazar's awards and honors include the prestigious RSNA Research & Education Foundation Resident/Fellow Research Grant and the Association of University Radiologists GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship Award.