MEET
DR. AMY K. PATEL

 

Dr. Amy K. Patel was born and raised in rural Chillicothe, Missouri. Her interests include women’s health, traveling, running, fine arts and Kansas City sports!

She entered into the field of Breast Imaging and Radiology because of her passion for women’s health, and to help close the gap of breast care disparities, while ensuring access to care for patients.

 

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“YOU GAIN STRENGTH, COURAGE, AND CONFIDENCE BY EVERY EXPERIENCE IN WHICH YOU REALLY STOP TO LOOK FEAR IN THE FACE. YOU ARE ABLE TO SAY TO YOURSELF, ‘I LIVED THROUGH THIS HORROR. I CAN TAKE THE NEXT THING THAT COMES ALONG.’ YOU MUST DO THE THING YOU THINK YOU CANNOT DO.”

– ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

a TOP BREAST RADIOLOGY PROFESSIONAL

MY MISSION

is to Empower Women & All People to Take Charge of their Breast Health

My areas of excellence are in Clinical Expertise and Innovation and Radiology Political Advocacy. I have championed the recruitment of women in radiology including devising the implementation of solutions to recruit women into the field, as well as encouraging greater communication with patients involving my work regarding turnaround time of image-guided breast biopsy results and advocating for radiologists to educate patients regarding their breast health.

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Additionally, I am a staunch advocate of radiology healthcare reform and advocating for our profession so that patients receive fair radiological care, particularly in the realm of annual mammography screening in average risk women beginning at age 40 and earlier surveillance in women who are high risk for breast cancer. In fact, I was involved in helping pass both bills in the state of Missouri to ensure these tests are covered by private insurers. 

Taken together, it is clear that my interests lie in women’s health, the overall opportunities for improving clinical practice, and the intermingling of these elements into political advocacy. I am also pleased to be able to effectively utilize cutting edge digital technology through social media, podcasts, and other digital means to educate others regarding Breast Imaging, Radiology Political Advocacy, Mentorship, and Leadership.

Finally, I have recently been named a Key Opinion Leader in the United States for Hologic, the leaders in women’s health, which also includes giving educational presentations to referring providers throughout the country as I am also committed to educating physicians at all career levels and subspecialties about all aspects of breast health.

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EDUCATION & HISTORY

M.D.

University of Missouri —
Kansas City School
of Medicine
(Accelerated combined BA/MD Program)

Internship

Internal Medicine
University of Missouri —
Kansas City

Residency

Diagnostic Radiology
University of Kansas
School of Medicine –
Wichita

Fellowship

Breast Radiology
Mallinckrodt Institute
of Radiology
Washington University
in Saint Louis

2018 – Present

Medical Director of The Breast Care Center
at Liberty Hospital

Breast Radiologist,
Alliance Radiology
(partner as of July 2020)

Assistant Professor of Radiology at the
University of Missouri — Kansas City
School of Medicine

2017

Breast Radiologist at
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Clinical Instructor of
Radiology at
Harvard Medical School

2016

Breast Radiology Fellow at
Mallinckrodt Institute of
Radiology at
Washington University of
St. Louis

EDITOR

Radiology
for Missouri
Medicine Magazine

CHAIR

American College
of Radiology Young
and Early Career Professional Section

VICE CHAIR

American Kansas Society-Kansas City Chairman’s
Circle Board

VICE PRESIDENT

American Association
for Women in Radiology

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Digital Media for the Journal of the American College of Radiology

NATIONAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Society of Breast Imaging

April 2019 | Faculty Speaker

American University of Radiologists Meeting

2018, 2019 | Faculty Speaker

Massachusetts General
Hospital Women in Radiology Grand Rounds

2019

Vanderbilt University
Women in Radiology
Grand Rounds

2019

Radiology Leadership Institute Kickstarter Program Speaker

2019

Oklahoma Radiological
Society Meeting

2019

Greater Kansas City Radiological Society Meeting

2019

American College of
Radiology Annual Meeting

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

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AN ADVOCATE FOR
WOMEN’S HEALTH

Championing Breast Radiology
Through Written Legislation

Dr. Amy K. Patel is constantly advocating for Breast Health for all people. 

She joins forces with elected officials to create legislation that helps high-risk women in getting breast cancer screenings earlier.

Her drive to expand access to health care is steadfast.

 

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Use #ASKAMYMD on Twitter & Instagram

 

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