Ermelinda Bonaccio

Diagnostic Radiology
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Cancers Treated:

Specializing In:

Breast imaging

Research Interests:

Interpreting breast imaging studies including digital mammography and tomosynthesis, breast ultrasound, and breast MRI Performing minimally invasive image guided breast biopsies Managing screening recommendations of patients with a high risk of developing breast cancer in coordination with the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention Program

About Ermelinda Bonaccio


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Associate Professor of Oncology
  • Interim Director of Breast Imaging
  • Chair, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology


Education and Training:

  • MD - Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • MA - Harvard University, Boston, MA
  • BA - Harvard University, Boston, MA


  • New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, New York, NY


  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology

Professional Memberships:

  • NCCN Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis Committee

Clinical Trials

Featured on Cancer Talk


  • Singh J, Edge SB, Bonaccio E, Schwert KT, Braun B. Breast cancer center: improving access to patient care. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Feb;12 Suppl 1:S28-32. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2014.0211. PMID: 24614049.
  • Bevers TB, Anderson BO, Bonaccio E, Buys S, Daly MB, Dempsey PJ, Farrar WB, Fleming I, Garber JE, Harris RE, Heerdt AS, Helvie M, Huff JG, Khakpour N, Khan SA, Krontiras H, Lyman G, Rafferty E, Shaw S, Smith ML, Tsangaris TN, Williams C, Yankeelov T; National Comprehensive Cancer Network. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2009 Nov;7(10):1060-96. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2009.0070. PMID: 19930975.
  • Destounis SV, DiNitto P, Logan-Young W, Bonaccio E, Zuley ML, Willison KM. Can computer-aided detection with double reading of screening mammograms help decrease the false-negative rate? Initial experience. Radiology. 2004 Aug;232(2):578-84. Epub 2004 Jun 30. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2322030034. PMID: 15229350.
  • Schwartz LH, LaTrenta LR, Bonaccio E, Kelly WK, Scher HI, Panicek DM. Small cell and anaplastic prostate cancer: correlation between CT findings and prostate-specific antigen level. Radiology. 1998 Sep;208(3):735-8. doi: 10.1148/radiology.208.3.9722854. PMID: 9722854.
  • Liberman L, Bonaccio E, Hamele-Bena D, Abramson AF, Cohen MA, Dershaw DD. Benign and malignant phyllodes tumors: mammographic and sonographic findings. Radiology. 1996 Jan;198(1):121-4. doi: 10.1148/radiology.198.1.8539362. PMID: 8539362.
  • Liberman L, Fahs MC, Dershaw DD, Bonaccio E, Abramson AF, Cohen MA, Hann LE. Impact of stereotaxic core breast biopsy on cost of diagnosis. Radiology. 1995 Jun;195(3):633-7. doi: 10.1148/radiology.195.3.7753986. PMID: 7753986.
  • Wong WW, Cahill JM, Rosen MD, Kennedy CA, Bonaccio ET, Morris MJ, Wilson JG, Klickstein LB, Fearon DT. Structure of the human CR1 gene. Molecular basis of the structural and quantitative polymorphisms and identification of a new CR1-like allele. J Exp Med. 1989 Mar 1;169(3):847-63. doi: 10.1084/jem.169.3.847. PMID: 2564414; PMCID: PMC2189269.
  • Wong WW, Kennedy CA, Bonaccio ET, Wilson JG, Klickstein LB, Weis JH, Fearon DT. Analysis of multiple restriction fragment length polymorphisms of the gene for the human complement receptor type I. Duplication of genomic sequences occurs in association with a high molecular mass receptor allotype. J Exp Med. 1986 Nov 1;164(5):1531-46. doi: 10.1084/jem.164.5.1531. PMID: 2877046; PMCID: PMC2188435.

Books, book chapters and reviews:

  • Cappuccino H, Bonaccio E and Kulkarni S. "Benign Breast Disease" (Chapter 9). In: ACR Surgery, 2010 BD Decker Inc.
  • Bonaccio E. "Breast." In: Grossman, Katz, Alberico, Loud, Luchs and Bonaccio, editors, Cost-Effective Diagnostic Imaging. Chapter 63: Cost-effective Diagnostic Imaging. 2006, Mosby Inc.
  • Bonaccio E, Eber C, Yankelevitz DF, Henschke CI. The new tuberculosis epidemic: The role of the radiologist. Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology 1994; vol. 17.


  • Liberman L, Bonaccio E, Hamele-Bena D, Abramson AF, Cohen MA, Dershaw DD. Imaging characteristics of benign and malignant phyllodes tumors. Radiology 1995; 197(P):344.
  • Liberman L, Bonaccio E, Hamele-Bena D, Abramson AF, Cohen MA, Dershaw DD. Phyllodes tumor: Imaging characteristics and correlation with histopathology. Radiology 1995; 197(P):461.
  • Liberman L, Fahs MC, Bonaccio E, Abramson AF, Hann LE, Dershaw DD. Stereotaxic core biopsy of the breast: Impact on cost of diagnosis. Radiology 1994; 193(P):345.
  • Wong WW, Cahill JM, Kennedy CA, Bonaccio E, Wilson JG, Klickstein LB, Rabson L, Fearon DT. Analysis of genomic polymorphisms in the human CR1 gene. Complement 1987; 4:240.
  • Wong WW, Kennedy CA, Klickstein LB, Bonaccio E, Weis J, Fearon DT. Restriction fragment length polymorphism of the structural gene of human CR1. Federation Proceedings 1986; 45:865.