Dr. Ermelinda Bonaccio Dr. Ermelinda Bonaccio

Ermelinda Bonaccio


Specializing In:

Breast imaging

Special 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



Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Chair of Diagnostic Radiology
  • Assistant Professor
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


  • Edge S, Braun B, Bonaccio E, Schwert K, Singh J. Breast Center: Improving Access to Patient care. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network 2014; 12(supplement 1).
  • Bevers TB, Khakpour N, Khan SA, Krontiras H, Lyman G, Rafferty E, Shaw S, Smith ML, Tsangaris TN, Williams C, Huff JG, Helvie M, Heerdt AS, Anderson BO, Bonaccio E, Buys S, Daly MB, Dempsey PJ, Farrar WB, Fleming I, Garber JE, Harris RE, Yaneeklov T. NCCN clinical practice guidelines in oncology: breast cancer screening and diagnosis. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN 2009;710:1060-1096
  • Destounis S, Dinitto P, Logan-Young W, Bonaccio E, Zuley R, Willison K. Can Computer-aided Detection with Double Reading of Screening Mammograms Help Decrease the False-Negative Rate? Initial Experience. Radiology 2004; 232:578-584.
  • Schwartz LH, Latrenta L, Bonaccio E, Kelly WK, Scher HI, Panicek DM. Small cell / Anaplastic prostate cancer: CT and Prostate-Specific antigen correlation. Radiology 1998; 208:735-738
  • Liberman L., Bonaccio E, Hamele-Bena D, Abramson AF, Cohen MA, Dershaw DD. Benign and malignant phyllodes tumors:mammographic and sonographic findings. Radiology 1996; 198:121-124.
  • 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; 195:633-637.
  • Wong WW, Cahill JM, Rosen MD, Kennedy CA, Bonaccio E, Wilson JG, Klickstein LB, Fearon, DT. Structure of human CR1 gene: molecular basis of the structural and quantitative polymorphisms and identification of new CR1-like allele. Journal of Experimental Medicine 1989; 169(3): 847-863.
  • Wong WW, Kennedy CA, Bonaccio E, Wilson JG, Klickstein LB, Weis J, Fearon DT. Analysis of multiple restriction fragment length polymorphisms of the gene for complement receptor type I. Duplication of genomic sequences occurs in association with high molecular mass receptor allotypes. Journal of Experimental Medicine 1986; 164(5):531-546.

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.

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