Kathleen A. Ward, MD, FACR


Associate Professor
Medical Director, Breast Imaging, Medical Director, Women's Health Imaging

Languages Spoken


Clinical Expertise

  • Breast MRI
  • Mammography

About Dr. Ward


Kathleen A. Ward, MD, FACR: Dr. Ward is Medical Director of Women’s Health Imaging and Medical Director as well as Section Chief of Breast Imaging at Loyola University Health System. She holds the academic title of Associate Professor of Radiology at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Ward received her MD degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology as well as fellowship training in Computed Tomography and Ultrasound at Loyola University Medical Center. A fellow of the American College of Radiology, she is past president of the Chicago Radiological Society, the Illinois Radiological Society, and the American Association for Women Radiologists and currently serves as Illinois Councilor on the Executive Council of the American College of Radiology as well as manuscript reviewer for the American Journal of Radiology and the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. In honor of her outstanding service to radiology, Dr. Ward was recognized with the 2012 Chicago Radiological Society Gold Medal for Distinguished Service. In addition, she serves as Site Principal Investigator for the ACRIN I-SPY 2 clinical trial investigating multiparametic MR imaging markers for measuring response to targeted treatment of locally-advanced breast cancer with neoadjuvant chemotherapy.


Medical Education

Medical School
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Loyola University Medical Center - Radiology: Diagnostic Radiology
Loyola University Medical Center - Computed Tomography & Ultrasound

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology
Diagnostic Radiology


  • Biopsy versus conservative management of sonographically benign-appearing solid breast masses in adolescents Jawahar, A.; Vade, A.; Ward, K.; Okur, G.; Subbaiah, P., Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • Malignant-appearing microcalcifications at the lumpectomy site with the use of FloSeal hemostatic sealant. Henkel, A.; Cooper, R. A.; Ward, K. A.; Bova, D.; Yao, K., AJR.American Journal of Roentgenology
  • Role of breast sonography in imaging of adolescents with palpable solid breast masses. Vade, A.; Lafita, V. S.; Ward, K. A.; Lim-Dunham, J. E.; Bova, D., AJR.American Journal of Roentgenology
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  • Sonographic appearance of ruptured ovarian cyst in the neonatal period. Gallagher, T. A.; Lim-Dunham, J. E.; Vade, A.; Smith, S.; Salhadar, A.; Ward, K. A., Journal of Clinical Ultrasound