Dana Smetherman, MD

Section Head, Breast Imaging

Dr. Smetherman, a New Orleans native, earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and completed a combined M.D./M.P.H. degree program at Tulane University. She did her radiology residency at Ochsner and was Chief Resident in her senior year. She serves as a Clinical Associate Professor at Tulane University and currently serves as the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs for the Ochsner Department of Radiology. Dr. Smetherman is an active member of many local and national radiology societies and has held many offices and appointments, including President and Member of the Executive Committee of the Radiological Society of Louisiana, Alternate Councilor to the American College of Radiology, Oral Board Examiner in Breast Imaging for the American Board of Radiology, Clinical Reviewer for Ultrasound Accreditation for the American College of Radiology, chair of the Technical Exhibits Committee at the Radiological Society of North America, and board member for the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Dr. Smetherman has numerous publications and has made many presentations in the areas of breast imaging and ultrasound. Dr. Smetherman has been the Section Head for Breast Imaging since 2001.

Medical School

Tulane University School of Medicine


Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation


Yale University
Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation

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