BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — BocaNewsNow.com has been tipped to the appointment of Kathy Schilling, MD, as the new medical director of its Christine E. Lynne Women’s Health and Wellness Institute.
According to the hospital, “Dr. Schilling joined Boca Raton Regional Hospital in 1988 and became the Medical Director of Imaging and Intervention for the Center for Breast Care at the Women’s Health & Wellness Institute two years later. Under her stewardship, the Center has become the most experienced and comprehensive program in the region, performing over 90,000 diagnostic and therapeuticprocedures a year.
An internationally-renowned radiologist and pioneering researcher in the field of women’s breast health, Dr. Schilling performed the world’s first positron emission mammography (PEM) biopsyat Boca Regional. She authored a subsequent study that showed that PEM and breast MRI had comparably high ability to detect cancerous lesions.
Dr. Schilling is also the principle investigator of the SOMO-INSIGHT 3D Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) technology for the detection of cancer in women with dense breasts. The Hospital is one of six sites nationally participating in this clinical research study.
Dr. Schilling attended the University of Miami School of Medicine. She completed her internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and completed her residency and fellowship programs at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami where she served as Chief Resident of Radiology. In 2001, she was awarded the Weizmann Institute of Science Women of Vision Award.”
“It is with great pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Schilling to Medical Director of the Institute,” said Jerry Fedele, President & Chief Executive Officer of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “She has demonstrated significant leadership capabilities at the Center for Breast Careand her contributions to women’s healthcare and research are immeasurable. We are most confident that she will play an integral role in the evolution of the Women’s Institute.”
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