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Pauline R. Sleder, MD MA

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Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiology

Professional Background

Dr. Pauline Sleder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Kansas Health System. She is an integral member of the Division of Ultrasonography and the Division of Chest Radiography.

Her medical training began at the University of Kansas Medical School, which she completed in 1982. She went to the University of Nebraska, in Omaha, to complete her internship in Pediatrics and then her residency in Radiology. She also has a Master of Arts Degree in Analytical Chemistry, with her research and thesis focusing on the physics of Nuclear Resonance Spectroscopy, the physics behind the currently used MRI imaging systems.

Dr. Sleder, early in her career, opened and operated the Omaha Imaging Center. This center focused on women's imaging, and specialized in OB/GYN ultrasound, mammography and associated interventional procedures. Additionally, the OB/GYN ultrasound portion of the technologist training program through Methodist Hospital in Omaha was at OIC under the supervision of Dr Sleder.

She was then recruited to Emory University in Atlanta, GA to lead, along with one of her colleagues, the OB/GYN ultrasound division. A fellowship program was offered to those who completed their residency and had an interest in Women's Imaging.

From 2007 to 2018 at KUMC, Dr. Sleder was division head of Gastrointestinal Radiology. She subsequently shifted her focus to ultrasound. She has been intricately involved in the KU hospital system with the application of ultrasound in the point-of-care setting. Her responsibilities to the residency program is to teach GI radiology, both methodology and interpretation, and OB/GYN ultrasound, including procedures such as sonohysterography.

Dr. Sleder has also been active with Reconciliation Services, an organization in Kansas City that through Medicine Cabinet, obtains medications for those who need but cannot afford the treatment.