Deborah D. Coble
Director, Corporate Communications
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The West Clinic Comprehensive Breast Center
Relocates, Expanding Services and Breast Surgeon Team
August 27, 2011 MEMPHIS, TN The West Clinic Comprehensive Breast Center is pleased to announce the opening of its state-of-the-art, expanded new location on 8000 Wolf River Blvd, Germantown, TN. The Center is the first of its kind in our region offering fully-integrated, complete breast care and the highest level of care, including state-of-the-art digital mammography, breast ultrasound, stereotactic and ultrasound-guided biopsies, genetic counseling, breast surgery, chemotherapy and clinical trials. Previously located at 1385 West Brierbrook Road in Germantown, the new medical suite will be approximately 12,000–square-feet.
According to Michael P. Berry, MD, FACS, “We are very excited to be moving into our new location. The new site will integrate comprehensive breast services, medical oncology, genetics, pain management, and a patient navigator program which will centralize care under one roof. Our mammograms are read in ‘real-time’ by highly qualified radiologists, and biopsies can be performed on-site the same day if needed. This is of tremendous benefit to our patients, helping to alleviate the anxiety of waiting days or even weeks for a procedure and/or to obtain results.”
The West Clinic Comprehensive Breast Center recently welcomed Richard E. Fine, MD, FACS, one of the nation’s leading board certified breast surgeons to its premier team which includes Michael P. Berry, MD, FACS, and Roy M. Oswaks, MD. As former Director of Advanced Breast Care in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Fine is an innovative pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of breast diseases with extensive experience in new breast biopsy methods. The breast surgery team’s combined expertise is of the highest caliber and unparalleled in our region.
West Clinic surgeons work collaboratively with a specialized team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and radiologists conducting multidisciplinary breast conferences whereby cases are reviewed at the highest level in order to develop the most highly targeted treatments for the patient.
Breast Surgery Team
Michael P. Berry, MD, FACS
Dr. Michael Berry is a nationally respected Breast Surgical Oncologist who founded The Breast Clinic of Memphis nearly a decade ago. He was the first fellowship trained Breast Surgical Oncologist in the Mid-South and Director of The Breast Clinic of Memphis. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and received his Fellowship of Breast Surgical Oncology through the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Fellowship of Breast Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He received his surgical training at Texas A&M University, his medical degree from the University of Arkansas, and his undergraduate degree from Baylor University.
Dr. Berry is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology. He is a member of the American College of Surgery Oncology Group, member and committee member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and member of the American Society of Breast Diseases. He has served as a board member of the Mid-South Division of the American Cancer Society and president and vice president of the Memphis Area Board of the American Cancer Society. He has also served on the cancer committees of both the Methodist and Baptist Hospitals in Memphis.
As a national consultant, speaker and advisor, Dr. Berry serves as faculty for many programs offered through the American College of Surgeons, The American Society of Breast Surgeons and Moffitt Cancer Center.
Roy M. Oswaks, MD
Dr. Roy Oswaks completed medical school and surgical training in Buffalo, New York. He went on to serve two years as a surgeon in the U. S. Army and two additional years at the United States Public Health Service Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Oswaks entered private practice in Virginia Beach and was later appointed Chief of Surgery at Sentara Bayside Hospital. After relocating to the Memphis area in 2002, he began specializing in breast surgery and treatment. Dr. Oswaks was previously with The Breast Clinic of Memphis. He currently serves as Chief of General Surgery at St. Francis Hospital, while also serving as a Cancer Commission Liaison. Dr. Oswaks has been approved by the FDA as a MQSA Mammography Interpreting Physician. He is committed to providing the highest level of breast care to the patients in the greater Memphis area.
Richard E. Fine, MD, FACS
Richard E. Fine, MD, FACS is one of the nation’s leading board certified breast surgeons. As former Director of Advanced Breast Care in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Fine is an innovative pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of breast diseases with extensive experience in new breast biopsy methods. As one of the first surgeons in the U.S. to perform image-guided breast biopsies, he has been on the forefront of women’s breast health for over two decades.
A native of Atlanta, Dr. Fine received his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and completed an internship and residency in general surgery at Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. Upon completion of his residency in 1988, he elected to specialize in breast surgery which was a rare surgical specialty at the time. A noted lecturer, educator, and thought leader regarding the use of ultrasound and image-guided technology, Dr. Fine has published numerous articles related to stereotactic and ultrasound core needle biopsy. He has served on the Boards of both the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the National Consortium of Breast Centers and is also a past President of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. He currently serves on the Board of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and was appointed to be a Governor of the American College of Surgeons to represent the American Society of Breast Surgeons. In 1996, he was appointed by Governor Zell Miller to Georgia’s Cancer Advisory Committee and actively participates in numerous professional and community organizations.
For additional information call 901-692-9600 or visit www.westclinic.com/breast-center