Shadi Aminololama-Shakeri, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Shadi Aminololama-Shakeri, M.D.

Chief, Division of Breast Radiology

Program Director, Breast Imaging Fellowship

Professor, Department of Radiology

Shadi Aminololama-Shakeri is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Radiology - Breast Imaging



Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

My goal is to provide every woman with the most meticulous and compassionate care possible in a respectful and culturally sensitive manner.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Shakeri is a fellowship trained radiologist specializing in breast imaging including digital mammography, tomosynthesis, breast computed tomography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging.

She practices and offers imaging guided care for all aspects of breast conditions and routinely performs breast biopsies using ultrasound guidance, MRI localization, and stereotactic triangulation techniques. She emphasizes individualized screening and supplemental screening care plans for maintaining breast health. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Shakeri's research interests have focused on advancing imaging of suspicious breast lesions by dedicated breast computed tomography (bCT), a novel three-dimensional (3-D) imaging modality developed at UC Davis by Dr. John Boone in the Department of Radiology.


Breast Radiology

Undergraduate School

A.B., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 1992

Medical School

M.D., Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA 1999


Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern, Parkland Hospital, Dallas TX 1999-2000


Radiology, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2004-2008


Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern, Parkland Hospital, Dallas TX 2000-2002


Radiology, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2009-2010

Fellow of the Society of Breast Imaging, 2021

Society of Breast Imaging Screening Leadership,

California Physicians Leadership Program-University of Southern California Marshall School of Business Executive Education, Keck School of Medicine, and California Hospital Association Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments-General Electric Lead, Empower and Disrupt (LEAD) Program, 2019

Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments- GE LEAD program participant, 2018, 2019

Breast Screening Leadership Group Training, 2018

University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, Office of Executive Education California Physician Leadership Program, 2017, 2018

MAGIC: Culturally Aware Mentor Training, 2016

UC Davis Interprofessional Teaching Scholar, 2014

UC Davis Interprofessional Teaching Scholar, 2014

UC Davis Junior Faculty Radiology Teaching Excellence Award, 2012

Stanley J. Sarnoff Endowment for Cardiovascular Research Fellow, 1996

Chalfant JS, Pittman SM, Kothari PD, Chong A, Grimm LJ, Sohlich RE, Leung JWT, Downey JR, Cohen EO, Ojeda-Fournier H, Hoyt AC, Joe BN, Feig SA, Trinh L, Rosen EL, Aminololama-Shakeri S, Ikeda DM. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Breast Imaging Education. J Breast Imaging. 2021 Mar 9;3(3):354-362. doi:10.1093/jbi/wbab021. eCollection 2021 May-Jun. PMID:34056594.

Vong S, Navarro SM, Darrow M, Aminololama-Shakeri S. Extramedullary Plasmacytoma of the breast in a patient with Multiple Myeloma. J Radiol Case Rep. 2020 Dec 31;14(12):14-23. doi:10.3941/jrcr.v14i12.4110. PMID:33717400.

Teshima J, McKean AJS, Myint MT, Aminololama-Shakeri S, Joshi SV, Seritan AL, Hilty DM. Developmental Approaches to Faculty Development. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2019 Sep;42(3):375-387. doi:10.1016/j.psc.2019.05.008. Epub 2019 Jun 25. PMID:31358118.

Aminololama-Shakeri S, Abbey CK, López JE, Hernandez AM, Gazi P, Boone JM, Lindfors KK. Conspicuity of suspicious breast lesions on contrast enhanced breast CT compared to digital breast tomosynthesis and mammography. Br J Radiol. 2019 May;92(1097):20181034. doi:10.1259/bjr.20181034. Epub 2019 Apr 3. PMID:30810339.

Aminololama-Shakeri S, Soo MS, Grimm LJ, Watts MR, Poplack SP, Rapelyea J, Saphier N, Stack R, Destounis S. Radiologist-Patient Communication: Current Practices and Barriers to Communication in Breast Imaging. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 May;16(5):709-716. doi:10.1016/j.jacr.2018.10.016. Epub 2018 Dec 21. PMID:30580958.

Aminololama-Shakeri S, López JE. The Doctor-Patient Relationship With Artificial Intelligence. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 Feb;212(2):308-310. doi:10.2214/AJR.18.20509. Epub 2018 Dec 12. PMID:30540210.

Ram S, Sarma N, López JE, Liu Y, Li CS, Aminololama-Shakeri S. Impact of the California Breast Density Law on Screening Breast MR Utilization, Provider Ordering Practices, and Patient Demographics. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 Apr;15(4):594-600. doi:10.1016/j.jacr.2017.12.001. PMID:29622173.

López JE, Jaradeh K, Silva E, Aminololama-Shakeri S, Simpson PC. A method to increase reproducibility in adult ventricular myocyte sizing and flow cytometry: Avoiding cell size bias in single cell preparations. PLoS One. 2017 Oct 30;12(10):e0186792. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186792. eCollection 2017. PMID:29084228.

Aminololama-Shakeri S, Flowers CI, McLaren CE, Wisner DJ, de Guzman J, Campbell JE, Bassett LW, Ojeda-Fournier H, Gerlach K, Hargreaves J, Elson SL, Retallack H, Joe BN, Feig SA, Wells CJ; ATHENA Breast Health Initiative. Can Radiologists Predict the Presence of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ and Invasive Breast Cancer? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Apr;208(4):933-939. doi:10.2214/AJR.16.16073. Epub 2017 Feb 15. PMID:28199152.

Lee, AY, Wisner, DJ, Aminololama-Shakeri, S, Arasu, VA, Feig, SA, Hargreaves, J, Ojeda-Fournier, H, Bassett, LW, Wells, CJ, De Guzman, J, Flowers, CI, Campbell, JE, Elson, SL, Retallack, H, Joe, BN. Inter-reader Variability in the Use of BI-RADS Descriptors for Suspicious Findings on Diagnostic Mammography: A Multi-institution Study of 10 Academic Radiologists. Acad Radiol. 2017 Jan;24(1):60-66. doi:10.1016/j.acra.2016.09.010. Epub 2016 Oct 25. PMID:27793579.