Alice Rim, MD

216.445.5290

Alice Rim, MD

Appointed: 1999

Alice Rim, MD
Department: Diagnostic Radiology
Section Head
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A10
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.445.5290
WorkFax:216.445.1654
Alice Rim, MD
Department: Imaging Institute
Vice Chair
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A10
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.445.5290
WorkFax:216.445.1654
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Alice S. Rim, MD, is Vice Chairman of the Imaging Institute and Section Head of Breast Imaging in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Rim joined Cleveland Clinic in 1999 after serving as staff radiologist and breast/body imager at the Watson Clinic, Lakeland, Fla., and previously as staff radiologist at McCullough/Hyde Hospital in Oxford, Ohio. She is board-certified in diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Radiology and holds licenses from the states of Ohio, Florida, Tennessee, New York, Illinois and Michigan. Her specialty interests include interventional breast imaging, breast MRI and high-risk screening.

Dr. Rim received her bachelor’s of science degree from Northwestern University and her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo. Her postgraduate training includes an internal medicine internship at the University of Pittsburgh and a radiology residency and breast/body imaging fellowship at the University of Cincinnati.

A frequent presenter and lecturer at medical conferences across the country, Dr. Rim also has co-authored numerous articles on diagnostic imaging and related topics that have appeared in publications such as the American Journal of Surgery and The Breast Journal. Current works in progress include MRI vs. Mammography for Screening Pre-menopausal Women At High-Risk for Breast Cancer: A Prospective Randomized Trial and Computed Tomography Laser Mammography (CTLM) Breast-Imaging Device Model 1020.

Dr. Rim is a member of the American College of Radiology, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Radiological Society of North America and the Society of Breast Imaging.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Cincinnati Medical Center/University Hospital
Breast & Body Imaging
Cincinnati, OH USA
1997
Residency - University of Cincinnati Medical Center/University Hospital
Diagnostic Radiology
Cincinnati, OH USA
1996
Internship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Internal Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA
1992
Medical School - Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
Toledo, OH USA
1991
Undergraduate - Northwestern University
Evanston, IL USA
1986

Certifications

  • Diagnostic Radiology

Specialty Interests

breast MRI, high risk screening, interventional breast imaging

Memberships

  • American College of Radiology
  • Society of Breast Imaging
  • American Roengten Ray Society
  • Radiological Society of North America

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/22/2013, Dr. Rim has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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  • English
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