Dr. Pamela Otto is a radiologist who has dedicated her career to breast cancer imaging and intervention. In addition, she has been very active in developing programs and processes to improve the care of breast cancer patients. She is co-chair of the breast tumor board, and chair of the department of radiology at UT Health San Antonio. Originally trained as a nurse with a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Missouri at Columbia, she later attended medical school at her undergraduate alma mater before completing radiology residencies at both the UT Health Science Center and the University of Florida at Gainesville. Dr. Otto finished her training with a postdoctoral fellowship in chest radiology and mammography at the UT Health Science Center.
Li, S., Goins, B., Phillips, W. T., Saenz, M., Otto, P. M. & Bao, A. Post-lumpectomy intracavitary retention and lymph node targeting of ((9)(9)m)Tc-encapsulated liposomes in nude rats with breast cancer xenograft. Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 130, 97-107 (2011). PMID:21181436; PMCID:PMC318421
Hrycushko, B. A., Li, S., Shi, C., Goins, B., Liu, Y., Phillips, W. T., Otto, P. M. & Bao, A. Postlumpectomy focal brachytherapy for simultaneous treatment of surgical cavity and draining lymph nodes. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 79(3):948-55 (2011). PMID:20864271; PMCID:PMC3031997
Hrycushko, B. A., Gutierrez, A. N., Goins, B., Yan, W., Phillips, W. T., Otto, P. M. & Bao, A. Radiobiological characterization of post-lumpectomy focal brachytherapy with lipid nanoparticle-carried radionuclides. Phys. Med. Biol. 56(3):703-19 (2011). PMID:21299006; PMCID:PMC3169207