Medical Director of the Breast Care Center at Liberty Hospital, Assistant Professor of Radiology The University of Missouri-Kansas City of Medicine
Dr. Amy K. Patel is a Board-Certified Radiologist who specializes in Breast Imaging. She is a Breast Radiologist, Medical Director of The Breast Care Center at Liberty Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.
Dr. Patel is a graduate of the combined BA/MD accelerated program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed her Diagnostic Radiology Residency at the University of Kansas-Wichita where she served as the first female chief resident in an all male program. She completed her Breast Imaging Fellowship at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology Washington University in Saint Louis.
Dr. Patel’s professional interests include recruitment of women in radiology, as she established the American College of Radiology (ACR) Resident and Fellow Section Women and Diversity Advisory Group when she was in training and now serves on the ACR Commission for Women and Diversity. She also serves as President Elect of the American Association for Women in Radiology. Her interests also include mentorship and social media, serving as Associate Editor for Digital Media for the Journal of the American College of Radiology. She is also Immediate Past Chair of the ACR Young and Early Career Professional Section and currently Co-Chair of the Society of Breast Imaging Young Professionals Section.
Her research interests include breast health equity, digital breast tomosynthesis and artificial intelligence.
She also has an avid interest in radiology political advocacy, serving on the RADPAC Board. She is also a former ACR Rutherford Lavanty Fellow in Government Relations. She is also the first female and youngest radiologist recipient of the ACR Howard Fleishon MD Advocate of the Year Award. She is a staunch advocate for patients receiving access to standard radiological care, particularly in the realm of annual mammography screening beginning at age 40. Consequently, she was involved in helping pass the bill in the state of Missouri ensuring annual screening 2D and 3D mammography coverage beginning at age 40 in average risk women as well as the more recent bill ensuring coverage for above average risk women in accordance to ACR recommendations. As a result of these efforts, she is the 2021 recipient of the Kansas City Medical Society’s Patient and Community Advocate Award.
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