Board Certification: American Board of Radiology
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 1986-1990
Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Science, 1990-1994
Fellowship: Mammography & Body Imaging, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, 1994-1995
Specialty: Breast Imaging
Bio: I was born a triplet with orange blood in Austin, Texas were I attended undergraduate school at the University of Texas. I received a Medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1990 and became a Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist through the residency program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1994. I spent an additional year of fellowship in the sub-specialty of Breast Imaging/Intervention and Body imaging at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville from 1994 to 1995. I joined Southwest Radiology Association, now a part of Synergy Radiology Associates in October 1996.
My interest in radiology was spurred by the cross sectional imaging that was used to teach anatomy in medical school. Breast imaging became of interest while rotating through different areas of diagnostic radiology during residency. In the early 1990’s, breast imaging was emerging as a new field in radiology. Film screen mammography and ultrasound were making leaps and bounds due to improved technology. I saw other residents who did not take breast imaging as seriously as I thought that they should and decided that I needed be an advocate of breast imaging. Also, I found that I had a good eye for reading mammograms which is an art. Breast imaging requires direct patient contact for many patients, particularly for diagnostic imaging and intervention. Instead of interpreting images, you see that there is a person behind the image who has concerns and fears.
Much of my past leisure time was spent riding over 100 miles a week with the local bicycle club. The MS150 from Houston to Austin was a yearly highlight for many consecutive years. But, that was more than 10 years ago. Marriage and kids have changed everything. I have two school-aged children involved in competitive gymnastics and spend many weekends from fall through early spring going to gymnastic meets. I hope to compete in an aqua-bike event someday.
In the meantime, I spend a great deal of time trying to diagnose early breast cancer – our best chance for survival.