Columbia University
Diagnostic Radiology
Johns Hopkins University Hospital
Johns Hopkins University Hospital
Clinical / Research Interests
Breast Imaging
Computer Aided Detection
Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Scintimammography and Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy
New Technologies in Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Rachel Brem, MD, is board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology. She is a professor of radiology and the vice chair of radiology at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Also, she is the director of Breast Imaging & Intervention. Dr. Brem arrived at the George Washington University in 2000 from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, where she served as director of Breast Imaging. Since joining the faculty at GW, Dr. Brem along with her colleagues, have developed a state of the art, patient focused Breast Imaging Center that integrates compassionate care with the latest technology including Full Field Digital Technology, Computer Aided Detection, all approaches to Minimally Invasive Biopsy as well as MRI and Molecular Breast Imaging.

Dr. Brem is the principal investigator of numerous clinical trials including molecular imaging approaches for the improved detection of breast cancer as well as identifying additional areas of unsuspected cancer in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer, as well as, Dr. Brem has published more than 80 journal articles and manuscripts related to breast cancer, and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. She also is the Director of the GW Mobile Mammography Program which focuses on screening mammography in the underserved community in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Dr. Brem works extensively with members of the Hill to further education, awareness and legislature to optimize breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. As a breast cancer survivor herself, she understands and is committed to the science and the personal aspects of breast cancer.

Dr. Brem completed her undergraduate studies at Brandeis University followed by her medical education at Columbia University where she graduated with honors. Dr. Brem completed both her Diagnostic Radiology Residency and Breast Imaging Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. She is committed to availing her patients of the latest technology while focusing on minimizing anxiety.

Dr. Brem is a US News & World Report 'Top Doctor' and in Castle Connolly's estimation, is among the top 1% in the nation in mammogram radiology!


Listen to Dr. Brem's GW Healthcast podcasts below!

Breast Cancer Innovations:

Mammography Saves Lives: