Henry Ford Medical Group Announces New Chair of Radiology

January 22, 2024
Sabala Mandava, M.D.

Dr. Sabala Mandava succeeds Dr. Manuel Brown, who served as Chair of Radiology for the past 23 years.

DETROIT (Jan. 22, 2024) – Henry Ford Medical Group, part of Henry Ford Health and one of the nation’s largest and most experienced group practices, is proud to announce the appointment of Sabala Mandava, M.D., as Chair of its Department of Radiology, effective Feb. 12. Dr. Mandava succeeds Manuel Brown, M.D., who has admirably led the department for over two decades.

Dr. Mandava, a distinguished radiologist and a leader in breast imaging, has been with HFMG since 2004. Her exemplary service as the Vice Chair of the Department of Radiology and Director of the Division of Breast Imaging has been marked by significant contributions to patient care, research, and education.

"We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Mandava into her new role as she succeeds Dr. Manuel Brown, whose tenure as Chair of Radiology has been characterized by remarkable growth and innovation,” said Steven Kalkanis, M.D., CEO of Henry Ford Medical Group. “As we celebrate Dr. Brown’s enduring legacy, we are equally excited for Dr. Mandava’s unique vision, expertise, and passion for patient care and research. With Dr. Mandava’s leadership, we are confident our Department of

Radiology will continue to thrive and set new benchmarks in medical excellence and patient-centered care.”

Dr. Mandava is renowned for her work in breast imaging and cancer screening. She has authored significant publications and has been actively involved in groundbreaking clinical trials. Her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare, alongside her international outreach efforts, exemplifies her holistic approach to medicine and leadership.

"I am deeply honored for the opportunity to serve as Chair of our Department of Radiology at Henry Ford Medical Group,” said Dr. Mandava. “Building upon the excellent leadership of Dr. Brown, I envision a department that not only continues to excel in clinical practice but also leads the way in shaping the future of radiology through collaboration, inclusivity, and continuous learning. We are embarking on a path that upholds the highest standards of healthcare and propels us towards new horizons in medical excellence."

A graduate of Guntur Medical College in India, Dr. Mandava completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Michigan State University and a fellowship in Women's Imaging at Henry Ford Hospital. Her journey with Henry Ford Health has included several key leadership roles, such as serving as Senior Staff Radiologist, Director of the Division of Breast Imaging, and Vice Chair of the Department of Radiology.

Throughout her career, Dr. Mandava has been at the forefront of clinical research and education. She is a principal investigator in several influential clinical trials, focusing on advancing breast cancer screening and detection. Her contributions to medical literature are noteworthy, including authoring significant publications such as "Breast Imaging Review: A Quick Guide to Essential Diagnoses" and "Breast Imaging: A Core Review." Her active participation in various committees, including serving as the immediate past Chair of the State of Michigan Women’s Commission and serving on the Henry Ford Health Board of Governors, reflects her broad expertise and commitment to healthcare advocacy.

Dr. Mandava’s appointment as Chair of Radiology is not only a milestone for Henry Ford Medical Group, but also a testament to her dedication, expertise, and vision in the field of Radiology. With her leadership, the department will continue its tradition of medical excellence, paving the way for innovative practices and enhanced patient care.


MEDIA CONTACT: mediarelations@hfhs.org


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