Erica Pollack, MD
Director, RAD-AID Breast Imaging
Erica Pollack, MD, is a fellowship-trained breast radiologist. She is an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she also serves as Associate Program Director for the diagnostic radiology residency and Director of the Global Health Radiology Pathway. 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 in India to help launch the RAD-AID Asha Jyoti Program and took a leadership role as Program Manager for RAD-AID India in 2014. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Melissa Durand, MD, FSBI
Associate Program Manager, RAD-AID Breast Imaging
Melissa Durand, MD, is a fellowship-trained breast radiologist. Dr. Durand
graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, completed
radiology residency at Hartford Hospital, and a breast imaging fellowship
at Yale University. She is presently an Associate Professor of Diagnostic
Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at Yale University School of Medicine.
She began working with RAD AID Ghana in 2019, which evolved into a
Breast Imaging Lead position for Ghana. She works closely with members
of the Ghana College of Radiologists at various Ghanaian hospitals and is
collaborating on the country’s first Breast Imaging Fellowship, which had
its trial run in 2022. As part of the RAD AID Breast Imaging team, she
supports other RAD AID country leaders develop their breast imaging
programs with a goal of establishing best practices and empowering local
radiologists 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.
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.