Timothy B. Rooney

Timothy B. Rooney, MD

Breast Imaging, General Radiology Appointment
Radiology and Medical Imaging
Primary Location:
Breast Care Center

Suite 200

652 Peter Jefferson Parkway

Charlottesville, VA 22911

Secondary Locations:


ABMS Certification:
American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
Research Interests:

Supine breast MRI; Global health; Radiology education

Clinical Practice:
Breast Cancer in Men, Breast Cancer Screening, 3D Mammogram, Breast Ultrasound


Associate Professor

Timothy B. Rooney, MD, is the division lead of breast imaging in the UVA Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging. He is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist with fellowship training in breast imaging.

Dr. Rooney uses the most advanced imaging tools to uncover breast cancer — second only to skin cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer. Dr. Rooney specializes in breast MRI, 3D breast imaging, and breast MRI-guided biopsy.

Born in Salinas, California, Dr. Rooney grew up in many locations on the west and east coasts. He attended Dartmouth College, where he studied earth sciences and was a member of the lightweight men’s rowing crew team. After college, he joined the U.S. Navy and became a fighter/adversary pilot, before returning to medical school at Dartmouth. The second half of his Navy career was spent as a physician/radiologist.

After retiring from the Navy, he worked as a radiologist in Europe, where he cared for our deployed military and their families. Before joining UVA in 2021, he worked as a breast radiologist, assistant program director, and director of global health at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Dr. Rooney and his wife, Lissy, an elementary school teacher and literacy interventionist, have two grown daughters. “My family and I are thrilled to live and work in such a vibrant community. I look forward to investigating the cultural opportunities in and around Charlottesville, hiking in Shenandoah National Park, and rowing on the Rivanna Reservoir.”

  • Nominated and presented at Geisel Academy of Faculty Master Educators, 2018
  • Army Commendation Medal, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, superior performance of duties, 2011
  • Leadership Award, “The 1st or 2nd year resident who best exemplifies leadership qualities," Naval Medical Center, San Diego, 2005
  • Transitional Intern of the Year, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, 2002
  • Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, Dartmouth Medical School Chapter, 2000
  • Navy Commendation medals (3), Navy Achievement medal (1), Superior performance of duties, 1994, 1997, 2003, 2009


Dartmouth Medical School, 2001
Naval Medical Center, San Diego