Linda J. Hovanessian-Larsen

Associate Professor of Radiology
Linda J. Hovanessian-Larsen, MD

Areas of treatment:

Ultrasound (US)
Computerized Tomography (CT)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
Interventional Procedures


  • Breast Cancer
  • Radiology


  • Department of Radiology


  • English

Linda J. Hovanessian-Larsen, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

Practicing location:

  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Dr. Linda Hovanessian Larsen, M.D. was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Upon completion of medical school, she began her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at UCLA and her fellowship training in Breast Imaging at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami, Florida.
She began working at the University of Miami Medical Center, specializing in breast imaging. After joining the faculty of the USC Keck School of Medicine in 1998, she eventually became Director of Outpatient Mammography for the LAC+USC Medical Center and the Director of Women’s Imaging for the Department of Radiology (DOR). She has been on several administrative and clinical committees for the DOR, including the DOR Executive Committee. She has spearheaded the majority of the Woman’s Imaging research projects and incorporated the USC DOR into the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN), which is a national multicenter organization supported in part by the National Cancer Institute. In addition to her full-time clinical responsibilities, she participates in local and national breast imaging meetings, lectures to the radiology residents, and is the director of the Women’s Imaging fellowship at USC.
Dr. Hovanessian Larsen is a respected consultant for a number of breast cancer screening initiatives, as well as a recognized leader in mammography interpretation and breast biopsy. She received a significant grant award from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in May 2006 and is very active as an investigator on a number of American College of Radiology Imaging Network studies. Dr. Hovanessian Larsen is dedicated to improving the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer through early detection, heightened awareness of risk factors, and developing improved imaging methods.


University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California, B.S., 1983
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, M.S., 1986
Doctor of Medicine with Honors, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, 1986 - 1990


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, Internal Medicine 1990 - 1991


University of California at Los Angeles, UCLA Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology, 1991 - 1995


Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida
The Ivor Fix Fellow in Breast Imaging 1996


American Board of Radiology
Special Competency in Nuclear Medicine

Professional society memberships:

Los Angeles Radiological Society
American College of Radiology
American Roentgen Ray Society
National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC)
Society of Breast Imaging
The Radiological Society of North America


University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine Student Research Fellowship, 1988
Dean's Award, Academic Excellence, 1988 - 1990