Dr Denise Aberle

Dr Denise Aberle

About Dr Denise Aberle

SPECIALTY : Radiology
SUBSPECIALTIES : Cardiac CT & MRI, Thoracic Imaging
GENDER : Female

LANGUAGE : English

Professional Statement

Professor Aberle teaches Radiological Sciences at the DGSOM and Bioengineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. She is Vice Chair for Research at UCLA Radiological Sciences, where she oversees all preclinical and clinical/translational imaging-related research services. Dr. Aberle has a 35-year track record of accomplishment in imaging research, first focusing on informatics-related research on modern image archiving and communications systems. Her research has focused on oncologic imaging, especially early lung cancer detection, for more than two decades. She oversaw 23 participating institutions as National PI for the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) of the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN). The NLST revealed a 20% decrease in lung cancer mortality with CT screening compared to chest radiography and provided the evidence-base for Medicare and third-party payers to offer CT lung cancer screening for eligible current and past smokers.

Dr Denise is linked with a number of regional institutions, including UCLA Medical Center and Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Medical Center. She has been practicing law for almost twenty years.

Education & Professional Experience

Medical School & Residency

  • University of California (San Francisco)
  • Fellowship, Advanced Cardiac Imaging, 1986-1986
  • UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1985-1985
  • UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center
  • Residency, Radiology-Diagnostic, 1982-1985
  • Boston University Medical Center
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, 1980-1982
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, 1979-1980
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Medical School
  • BA, French Literature, 1971-1975

Licensure & Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Certified in Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Radiology
  • Certified in Diagnostic Radiology
  • CA State Medical License
  • Active through 2024

Honors, Recognitions & Awards

  • Super Doc
  • 2020 List of Top Doctors, 2020
  • Elected Member, 2019
  • Joseph W. Cullen Prevention/Early Detection Award | Lifetime Achievement in the Prevention of Thoracic Malignancies, 2019
  • Fellow, 2017
  • Lifetime Achievement (Gold Medal) Award, 2015
  • Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awardee, 2014
  • Lung Force IMPACT Award, 2014
  • Top Doctors:LA Area, 2013
  • Top Doctors:Southern California, 2012
  • Inaugural Geoffrey McLennan Visiting Lectureship, 2012
  • Council of Distinguished Investigators, 2012
  • Outstanding Scientific Leadership in Thoracic Radiology, 2011
  • Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Contribution to Lung Cancer Screening, 2011
  • Inaugural CTSI Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical and Translational Research, 2011
  • Scientific Paper of the Year Award, 2011
  • Southern California Super Doctor, 2008
  • Magna Cum Laude Award, 2006
  • Certificate of Outstanding Contribution, 2001
  • Certificate of Outstanding Contribution, 2002
  • Certificate of Outstanding Contribution, 2007
  • Leo G. Rigler Outstanding Teaching Award, 1998

Dr Denise Appointment Process

Appointment Number(For Serial): BOOK BY PHONE (310) 794-8996, (310) 373-6864 Or (310) 825-9111 &  Online Appointment here.

Chamber Name & AddressUCLA Medical Center, Suite 420, 924 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90024

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