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 Dr. Pollack at [email protected].
Alice Chong, MD, MHCI
Associate Director, RAD-AID Breast Imaging
Dr. Alice Chong is an associate professor at the University of California San Diego radiology department, serving as the breast imaging fellowship director and radiology residency associate director. She shares her passion for serving the under-served with her radiology colleagues, and is a founding member of the UCSD RAD-AID Chapter there. She received her medical degree and master’s degree in healthcare innovation at the University of Pennsylvania, her diagnostic residency at Yale University, and completed fellowships at the University of California San Francisco and Columbia University. Working with RAD-AID regional and in-country leaders, Dr. Chong’s RAD-AID activities have included India’s Asha Joyti women’s mobile health cancer screening program, assessing breast imaging needs in Ghana, implementation of breast imaging equipment in Tanzania, and providing sub-specialty education at RAD-AID partner hospitals in Kenya and online, implementing artificial intelligence for educational purposes, and supporting breast imaging operations in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Grenada.
Genevieve Abbey, MD
Program Manager, RAD-AID Breast Imaging
Genevieve Abbey, MD, is an assistant professor of breast radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where she is an involved teacher of residents, fellows, and medical students. Dr. Abbey developed an interest in global health and pursued a medical degree after volunteering with political refugees at Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture. After graduating from Drexel University College of Medicine, she completed her diagnostic radiology residency at New York University School of Medicine, where she remained to complete a breast imaging fellowship. Prior to joining RAD-AID, she has worked with non-profit organizations to promote recovery of surplus medical supplies for redistribution to low resource areas, and has been involved in supporting radiology education in Latin America and Mozambique. Dr. Abbey joined the RAD-AID Breast Imaging Program to assist with project development in RAD-AID Kenya, where she continues to have active involvement.
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. For further information about volunteering as a Mammo Tech or Mammographer please contact [email protected]