Breast Imaging

Erica Pollack, MD 

Director, RAD-AID Breast Imaging

Erica Pollack is a radiologist and head of the breast imaging section at Denver Health with an appointment of Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Pollack graduated from New York University School of Medicine and completed radiology residency and breast imaging fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center. She began working with RAD-AID in 2011 as a Global Health Fellow by working in India to help launch the Asha Jyoti Program at PGIMER Chandigarh. In 2014, Dr. Pollack took a leadership role in RAD-AID India as Program Manager to continue developing and operating RAD-AID’s women’s health outreach program.

Currently, Dr. Pollack serves as Director of Breast Imaging at RAD-AID International and works with the RAD-AID country leaders to implement and support diagnostic and interventional breast imaging programs. She collaborates with the RAD-AID breast imagers and mammographers to establish best practices for efficient use of breast imaging services in low-resource areas. For more information on women’s imaging in RAD-AID programs, please email breastimaging@rad-aid.org.

Genevieve Abbey, MD

Associate Director, RAD-AID Breast Imaging

Genevieve Abbey, MD, is a fellowship-trained breast radiologist who joined the RAD-AID Breast Imaging team in 2019.  She is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, where she is an active and involved teacher of medical students, residents, and fellows.  She completed a diagnostic radiology residency and breast imaging fellowship at New York University School of Medicine. Prior to joining RAD-AID, Dr. Abbey had various roles working with underserved populations and global health, including volunteering with political refugees at Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, and working with non-profit organizations to promote recovery of surplus medical supplies for redistribution to low resource areas.  She has been involved in radiology education in Latin America, Mozambique, and Kenya.  As part of the RAD-AID Breast Imaging team, Dr. Abbey collaborates with other breast imagers with the goal of improving breast care services in low resource areas.

Karen Sacker, DCR(R)

Program Manager, RAD-AID Breast Imaging

Karen Sacker is a Senior Mammographer currently working within the National  Health Service Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) at South Lancashire Breast Screening Unit in the UK. She has extensive Radiography experience both in terms of general  Radiography techniques  and Mammography . She also undertakes DEXA Bone Mineral Densitometry and is a member of  The Society and College of Radiographers. Karen has spent her career working in various hospitals within the National Health Service and  holds the Diploma of the College of Radiographers (DCR), The College of Radiographers Certificate of Competence in Mammography and the National training scheme Certificate of Competence in DEXA Bone Mineral Densitometry.

She has also completed further Post Graduate study including modules in Research in Action, Communication and Counselling, NHS Management and Fundamentals of Mammography Reporting. Karen has worked alongside RAD-AID Regional Leaders supporting Breast Imaging Programmes, providing education and training, in India  (Asha Jyoti women’s mobile health screening programme) and Guyana. Her goals are to support the aims of the RAD-AID Breast Imaging team in ensuring that more underserved women globally have access to breast imaging services.

Amina Farooq, MD

Associate Program Manager, RAD-AID Breast Imaging

Amina Farooq is a current diagnostic radiology resident at SUNY Stony Brook. She graduated from the honors program at the University of Georgia, and obtained her MD from the Medical College of Georgia. She initiated a combined RAD-AID Chapter at her institution and a local community hospital. She is passionate about global health and women’s imaging and having more trainees involved in global health efforts.

Michael X. Jin, MD

Assistant Program Manager, RAD-AID Breast Imaging

Dr. Jin obtained his undergraduate degree at Duke University in neuroscience and markets and management and completed medical training at Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine. He is currently a radiology resident at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York and is obtaining an MBA at Stony Brook University College of Business. Dr. Jin has served on the ACMQ Board of Trustees and as chair of the ACMQ Students, Residents, and Fellows Section. He is also an AUR Research Scholar, an Introduction to Academic Radiology and Radiology Leadership Institute Scholarship Recipient, and a member of the American Board of Radiology’s Initial Certification Advisory Committee.

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