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WVON Dr. in the House
October 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Breast Cancer: Striving for Better Outcomes for African American and Latina Women
This show will highlight black excellence in leading mammography in Chicago.
Lauren Green, MD is Head of the Division of Breast Imaging, Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology, and Co-Chair of the Center for Breast Care at UI Health. She also serves as Medical Advisor for the Dr. Susan Love Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Dr. Green completed medical school and residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and a fellowship in breast and body imaging at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Green also serves as the Community Outreach Committee Chair for UI Health’s Center for Breast Care, collaborating with healthcare workers, government and charitable organizations, and community members to provide breast care to underserved populations in Chicago.
Arlene Richardson, MD is the President of the Medical Staff and Chair of the Department of Radiology at Jackson Park Hospital. She received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine followed by a radiology residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School and a fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging at the University of Chicago. Dr. Richardson also serves as Director of the Tanzania program for RAD-AID International, a nonprofit organization with the mission of increasing and improving radiology and medical imaging for medically underserved regions. In her efforts to help address healthcare disparities on Chicago’s southside, Dr. Richardson was instrumental in bringing RAD-AID USA Women’s Health Access Initiative to Jackson Park Hospital. This collaborative effort aims to improve breast and cervical cancer screening and outcomes for women in the Jackson Park community.