Irena Tocino, MD, FACR

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; Vice Chair Of Imaging Informatics

Departments & Organizations

Radiology & Biomedical Imaging: Thoracic Radiology

Yale Cancer Center

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


A native of Spain, Dr. Tocino received her medical degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and completed her residency at the University of Cincinnati. She held faculty positions at the University of Utah and Intermountain Health Care where she was chief of Thoracic Imaging and Breast Imaging. As founder and Chairwoman of the Utah Breast Cancer Task Force she led a state wide coalition promoting breast cancer screening initiatives that culminated on pioneer legislation on quality standards and mandatory coverage of screening mammography; she continued this work under the auspices of the American College of Radiology through the creation of BiRads, Appropriateness of Services Criteria and Technical Standards. In 1992, Dr.Tocino was invited to join the Department of Radiology at Yale as Chief of Breast Imaging introducing Stereotactic Breast biopsy technology and other novel diagnostic and interventional breast imaging procedures. Dr.Tocino also specializes in Thoracic Imaging with an interest on Lung Cancer screening and ICU radiology. She currently serves as the Vice Chair for Imaging Informatics charged with the implementation of PACS solutions, Clinical Decision Support , Process reengineering and Patient friendly portals for retrieval of reports and radiology information.

Education & Training

MD University of Madrid (1975)
Resident Cincinnati General Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Fellow Cincinnati General Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Board Certification AB of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology (1979)

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Irena Tocino, MD, FACR
Patient Care Location
Yale Diagnostic RadiologyYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste South Pavilion - 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Radiology & Biomedical ImagingPO Box 208042
Tompkin's East 2

New Haven, CT 06520-8042