Kimberly A Fitzpatrick, MD

Assistant Professor, Medical Imaging - (Clinical Scholar Track)
Co-Medical Director, University of Arizona Medical Center Breast Imaging Center
Co-Division Chief, Breast Imaging & Co-Program Director, Breast Imaging Fellowship

Kimberly Fitzpatrick, M.D. is originally from Phoenix, and has spent most of her life in Arizona. Based on an early interest in science, Dr. Fitzpatrick attended the University of Arizona to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology. She then pursued her life-long dream doctoring by attending Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire, where she became interested in the field of women's imaging. She returned to Tucson for a year of clinical internship training at Tucson Medical Center, followed by four years of training in the Radiology Residency Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She achieved Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiology in 2004, and then completed a year of fellowship training in Breast and Body Imaging at the University of Arizona Medical Center Main Campus and Breast Imaging Center. Having worked exclusively in her field of training since 2005, Dr. Fitzpatrick has extensive knowledge and skills in breast imaging and intervention, including mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and image-guided breast procedures. She is currently Co-Medical Director of the University of Arizona's Breast Imaging Center, where she is dedicated to training residents, as well as future breast imagers through the Breast Imaging Fellowship program. She also contributes to a variety of ongoing research projects related to breast imaging and breast cancer treatment and prevention. Her main focus, however, is her clinical work, caring for patients at the Breast imaging Center with a compassionate, hands-on and team-oriented approach.

Research Interests: 

Issues in clinical workflow; Imaging monitoring of response to chemotherapy and chemoprevention; Evaluating imaging follow-up recommendations and patient compliance

  • MD: Dartmouth Medical School,1994-1998
  • University of Arizona, Diagnostic Radiology, 2000-2004
  • Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program, Transitional Year, 1999-2000
  • University of Arizona, Breast and Body Imaging, 2005
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Radiology, 2004

Select Publications


Borders, M. H., L. Cheng, K. A. Fitzpatrick, and E. A. Krupinski, "Patient Compliance in the Setting of BI-RADS Category 3: What Factors Impact Compliance With Short-Term Follow-Up Recommendations?", Breast J, vol. 23, issue 1, pp. 77-82, 2017 Jan.
Type of Publication: Journal Article


Borders, M., K. Fitzpatrick, and J. H. McClenathan, "Benign pilomatricoma of the breast", Applied Radiology, vol. 44, issue 4, pp. 24-26, 04/2015.
Type of Publication: Journal Article


Nguyen, D., H. Roehrig, M. Borders, K. Fitzpatrick, and J. Roveda, "Innovative visualization and segmentation approaches for telemedicine", SPIE: SPIE, 09/2014.
Type of Publication: Conference Proceedings


Krupinski, E. A., M. Borders, and K. Fitzpatrick, "Processing stereotactic breast biopsy specimens: impact of specimen radiography system on workflow.", Breast J, vol. 19, issue 4, pp. 455-6, 2013 Jul-Aug.
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Nguyen, D., H. Roehrig, M. Borders, K. Fitzpatrick, and J. Roveda, "Efficient image acquisition design for a cancer detection system", SPIE: SPIE, 09/2013.
Type of Publication: Conference Proceedings