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Professional Radiology and Outpatient Imaging Services
Ellen L. Abeln, MD, FACR's avatar'

Ellen L. Abeln, MD, FACR

Practice Area: Body Radiology & Breast Radiology


  • Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1984
  • Undergraduate, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1980

Residency and Fellowships


  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, Cross Sectional Imaging, 1988-1989


  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, Diagnostic Radiology, 1984-1988

Certifications and Licenses

  • American Board of Radiology
  • Minnesota Medical License


  • American College of Radiology
  • Breast Board of Mercy and Unity Hospitals, Founding Member
  • Minnesota Radiological Society
  • Radiological Society of North America

Achievements and Awards

  • Fellow of The American College of Radiology
  • Richard C. Travis Community-Based Physician Leadership Award, Mercy Hospital, 2015
  • Top Doctor Twin Cities Area, Consumers' CHECKBOOK Magazine, 2015
  • Best Doctors for Women, MN Monthly Magazine, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
  • Top Doctor, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2009


Personal Interests

When not working, I am usually doing something with my large extended family. One of my most recent hobbies has been to plant seedlings in an effort to reforest some property we have in Canada, which was logged out many years ago.

Why I Became a Radiologist

I am passionate about breast imaging and saving lives with early detection.