Dr. Paula Gordon is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of British Columbia. She is Medical Director of the Sadie Diamond Breast Program at BC Women’s Hospital. Her clinical practice is divided between BC Women’s, the Fairmont “X-ray 505” and the Screening Mammography Program of BC. She has a special interest in breast ultrasound and image-guided needle biopsy. She is a reviewer for several medical journals.
During her career, she has published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals, attended hundreds of conferences, given hundreds of lectures and participated as moderator and panel member on various aspects of breast screening and diagnosis, both locally and internationally. Dr. Gordon was Chair of the Early Detection Committee of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, BC/Yukon Division, Chair of the Academic Committee of the Screening Mammography Program of British Columbia, Co-Chair of the Workforce Committee of the Provincial Breast Health Strategy, a member of the Steering and Prevention Committees of the Provincial Breast Health Strategy, a member of the Provincial Radiology Expert Committee, a reviewer for the Canadian Association of Radiology Mammography Accreditation program, a reviewer for clinical practice guidelines for the American College of Radiology and the Canadian Association of Radiologists and a member of the Provincial Screening Policy Review Committee.
She also volunteers as a Director of the Board of the Canucks for Kids Fund. In recognition of her contributions to the field of breast imaging, she was made a Fellow of the Society of Breast Imaging (a section of the American College of Radiology). She has received a Killam Teaching Prize from the University of British Columbia. She was awarded a Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, and was invested in the Order of British Columbia. In 2014 she was named one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network. In 2016, she was made an honorary member of the UBC Medical Alumni.