Breast Imaging Faculty

Dr. Rose Ndumia  
Senior Instructor

Dr. Rose Ndumia is a consultant radiologist in Breast Imaging. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Nairobi and her Radiology Residency in Radiology at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. In 2017, she completed a one-year fellowship in diagnostic and interventional breast imaging from the Marleen Greenebaum Diagnostic Breast Centre, Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel with observership experience at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre’s Breast Imaging Center in New York. She has keen interests in breast imaging, medical education, and research. She is the section head of breast imaging and is actively involved in the acquisition of state-of-the art imaging equipment and initiation of new procedures such as Digital mammography with 3D tomosynthesis, Stereotactic biopsies, Vacuum-Assisted Biopsy (VAB) and Occult lesion localizations. She takes the Radiology lead in the weekly multidisciplinary breast tumor board meetings and is the current Program Director for Radiology. Her research interests are mainly in breast cancer, assessment in of mammographic breast density, global health, and medical education.


  1. Standard Journal Article (published online 2018 Jan 22. doi:  10.1155/2018/6026315) Jamal, A., Mullooly, M., Sayed, S., Ndumia, R., Abayo, I., Orwa, J., Wasike, R., Moloo, Z., Gierach, G. L. (2018). Mammographic Breast Density and Breast Cancer Molecular Subtypes: The Kenyan-African Aspect. BioMed Research International, 2018, 1-10.

  2. Standard Journal article (2017) Burton, A., Maskarinec, G., Perez-Gomez, B., Vachon, C., Miao, H., Lajous, M., López-Ridaura, R., Rice, M., Pereira, A., Garmendia, M. L., Tamimi, R. M., Bertrand, K., Kwong, A., Ursin, G., Vinayak, S., Ndumia, R., Mariapun, S. (2017). Mammographic density and aging: A collaborative pooled analysis of cross-sectional data from 22 countries worldwide. PLoS Med, 14(6), e1002335.

  3. Standard Journal article (2017) Burton, A., Byrnes, G., Stone, J., Tamimi, R. M., Heine, J., Vachon, C., Ozmen, V., Pereira, A., Garmendia, M. L., Scott, C., Hipwell, J. H., Dickens, C., Schüz, J., Aribal, M. E., Bertrand, K., Kwong, A., Giles, G. G., Hopper, J., Gómez, B. P., Pollán, M., Teo, S., Mariapun, S., Taib, N. A., Lajous, M., Lopez-Riduara, R., Rice, M., Romieu, I., Flugelman, A. A., Ursin, G., Qureshi, S., Ma, H., Lee, E., Sirous, R., Sirous, M., Lee, J. W., Kim, J., Salem, D., Kamal, R., Hartman, M., Miao, H., Chia, K., Nagata, C., Vinayak, S., Ndumia, R., Gils, C. H., Wanders, J. O., Peplonska, B., Bukowska, A., Allen, S., Vinnicombe, S., Moss, S., Chiarelli, A. M., Linton, L., Maskarinec, G., Yaffe, M. J., Boyd, N. F., dos-Santos-Silva, I., McCormack, V. A. (2016). Mammographic density assessed on paired raw and processed digital images and on paired screen-film and digital images across three mammography systems. 138, 12(18), 1.

  4. Standard Journal Article (published online before print on 08 July 2016)Sayed S, Moloo Z, Ngugi A, Allidina A, Ndumia R, Mutuiri A, et al. Breast Camps for Awareness and Early Diagnosis of Breast Cancer in Countries With Limited Resources: A Multidisciplinary Model From Kenya. The Oncologist. 2016Jul8;

  5. Standard Journal Article (print version February 2016)

    McCormack, Valerie A; Burton, Anya; Dos-Santos-Silva, Isabel; Hipwell, John H; Dickens, Caroline; Salem, Dorria; Kamal, Rasha; Hartman, Mikael; Lee, Charmaine Pei Ling; Chia, Kee-Seng; Ozmen, Vahit; Aribal, Mustafa Erkin; Flugelman, Anath Arzee; Lajous, Martín; Lopez-Riduara, Ruy; Rice, Megan; Romieu, Isabelle; Ursin, Giske; Qureshi, Samera; Ma, Huiyan; Lee, Eunjung; van Gils, Carla H; Wanders, Johanna O P; Vinayak, Sudhir; Ndumia, Rose; Allen, Steve; Vinnicombe, Sarah; Moss, Sue; Won Lee, Jong; Kim, Jisun; Pereira, Ana; Garmendia, Maria Luisa; Sirous, Reza; Sirous, Mehri; Peplonska, Beata; Bukowska, Agnieszka; Tamimi, Rulla M; Bertrand, Kimberly; Nagata, Chisato; Kwong, Ava; Vachon, Celine; Scott, Christopher; Perez-Gomez, Beatriz; Pollan, Marina; Maskarinec, Gertraud; Giles, Graham; Hopper, John; Stone, Jennifer; Rajaram, Nadia; Teo, Soo-Hwang; Mariapun, Shivaani; Yaffe, Martin J; Schüz, Joachim; Chiarelli, Anna M; Linton, Linda; Boyd, Norman F. International Consortium on Mammographic Density: Methodology and population diversity captured across 22 countries. Cancer Epidemiology. 2016;40:141–51.