Kimberly A. Fitzpatrick, MD

Associate Professor, Medical Imaging - (Clinical Scholar Track)
Medical Director, Banner University Breast Imaging Center
Division Chief, Breast Imaging

Kimberly Fitzpatrick, MD 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 of doctoring by attending Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire, where her interest in the field of women's imaging was sparked.  She returned to Tucson for her residency training in Radiology, followed by a fellowship in Breast and Body Imaging at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.  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; Healthcare equity in the context of breast imaging; Quality improvement in breast care

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

Select Publications


Eberson, L. S., K. A. Fitzpatrick, W. S. Mackerricher, D. R. Bourgon, and M. H. Borders, "Microcalcifications in the breast secondary to augmentation by filler injections.", Breast J, vol. 24, issue 4, pp. 698-700, 2018 Jul.


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.
Fitzpatrick, K.A., M.H. Borders, W.S. MacKerricher, and E.R. Bracamonte, "Traumatic Neuroma of the Breast After Mastectomy", Applied Radiology, vol. 46, issue 7, 2017.
Samreth, SN., KA. Fitzpatrick, LG. Lebeau, WS. MacKerricher, and MH. Borders, "Incidental Atypical Sclerosing Papilloma Within a Radial Scar on Digital Breast Tomosynthesis", Applied Radiology, vol. 46, issue 7, 2017.


Erwin, T., M. Borders, and K. Fitzpatrick, "Incidentally Detected Mixed Type Mucinous Carcinoma of the Breast in an Asymptomatic 79 Year Old Female", JSM Clin Med Imaging, vol. 1, issue 1, 2016.


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


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


Nguyen, D., H. Roehrig, M. Borders, K. Fitzpatrick, and J. Roveda, "Efficient image acquisition design for a cancer detection system", SPIE: SPIE, 09/2013.
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.