Dr. Steven E. Harms


Topic: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Dr. Steven E. Harms is recognized internationally in the area of magnetic resonance imaging and was named “Komen Foundation Scientist of the Year” by the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure in 1998. He was formerly on the faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Baylor University Medical Center, and M. D. Anderson Cancer Institute. During his 14 years as director of MRI at Baylor, Dr. Harms and his research team developed MRI applications including Rotating Delivery of Excitation Off-resonance (RODEO) Breast MRI. He helped draft the 2007 American Cancer Society breast cancer screening guidelines that recommend breast MRI screening for high-risk patients. Harms is a fellow of the Breast Imaging Society and has been on the Best Doctor’s in America list since 2003. Harms practice is at The Breast Center, A MANA Clinic, in Fayetteville, Arkansas and continues to be a clinical professor at UAMS. Dr. Harms has authored over 90 scientific papers, 41 book chapters, and 9 patents. He is past-president of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Dr. Harms is currently the Program Chairman of the American Society of Breast Disease and has served on the board of directors since 2003. Dr. Harms serves on the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Committee, American College of Radiology Breast MRI Lexicon Committee, and the Susan G. Komen Public Policy Committee. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the editorial board of The Breast Journal. In 2007, Dr. Harms lectured on “Breast MRI: Leading Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment in the 21st Century” and similar topics as a visiting professor at 15 medical schools and 11 medical conferences around the world. CV [pdf]