Associate Professor, Department of Radiology


Jocelyn Rapelyea, MD is an associate professor in the Department of Radiology at The George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Rapelyea also serves as the Associate Director of Breast Imaging and the Director of Medical Student Education in Radiology. She specializes in diagnostic radiology and breast imaging.

Dr. Rapelyea earned her medical degree from the New Jersey Medical School. She completed a research fellowship with the University of Maryland Medical Systems, Neuroradiology Department followed by a radiology residency at The George Washington University Hospital. Dr. Rapelyea pursued further training in breast imaging and intervention as a fellow at The George Washington University Hospital. Dr. Rapelyea has received numerous honors and appointments throughout her career, including appointments to Chief Resident at The George Washington University Hospital, the National Executive Council for the American College of Radiology's Resident Physician Section and Who's Who in Medical Services Education.

Dr. Rapelyea has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and abstracts and has made various national presentations, including a congressional briefing on "Imaging the Patient with Implants." Her published pieces can be found in various journals, including Radiology, Journal of Women's Imaging, The Breast Journal and Clinical Radiology. Dr. Rapelyea's professional memberships include the American College of Radiology, American Medical Association, the Society of Breast Imaging and the American Roentgen Ray Society.