USA – Underserved Regions

Alan Greenfield, MD

Director, RAD-AID Appalachia

Dr. Alan Greenfield is a board certified diagnostic radiologist with nearly 30 years of academic, hospital and private practice experience, currently licensed in New York and Virginia. He attended the New York State program of the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel, graduating in 1987. He completed an internship in internal medicine and a diagnostic radiology residency program at University Hospital at Stony Brook in New York. He has also previously trained at the Armed Forced Institute of Pathology in Bethesda, Maryland. He served as a radiologist in an urban physician deprived area at the end of his training for several years. Dr. Greenfield was a first responder at the World Trade Center on 9-11-2001 and during the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. He is a volunteer fire-medic/ EMT with his local fire department. He has served as a consultant with the FBI and affiliated law enforcement groups after 9-11 in matters of emergency medical response. He has volunteered with the Health Wagon in Appalachia for the last five years and has assisted them in providing diagnostic imaging services including x-ray and ultrasound during that time.

Dorothy Pierce, DNP

Program Manager, RAD-AID USA; Women’s Healthcare Access Initiative

Dr. Dorothy Pierce’s nursing career began more than 32 years ago. She is licensed as a Registered Nurse and has been a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner since graduating Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey’s Master’s Program in 2006, currently licensed in the State of New Jersey. Dorothy received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in 2013, from Jefferson University School of Nursing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a focus on lymphedema in the radiotherapy breast cancer population. Dorothy has over 28 years of experience and skills in radiology, radiation oncology, and infusion nursing. Dorothy holds numerous national certifications in radiology, infusion nursing, and oncology nursing as a Certified Breast Care Nurse, and she is a licensed lymphedema therapist.

Dorothy’s background encompasses a broad cross-section of medical specialties. Besides nursing, Dorothy attended Essex County College, Newark, NJ, graduating in 1983 with an Associate Degree in Applied Science, and is Board-Certified as a Radiology Technologist. Dorothy has over 12 years of experience as a radiology technologist with an emphasis on general radiology, pediatrics, mammography, and computerized tomography. Also, Dorothy has completed the course Preparing Professional Nurses for Cancer Survivorship from City of Hope National Medical Center, California. Currently, she manages her survivorship clinic, focusing on breast, GYN, and prostate cancer survivors. Also, she completed the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Training Program in Palliative Care, from City of Hope National Medical Center.

Dorothy has conducted nursing research and disseminates these findings to nursing audiences in multiple venues state and national conferences. She has published several articles, including Breast Health Education: Post-radiation, authored several book chapters, and oncology item writing development. Dorothy is an advocate for the underserved population, and she has worked with the Organization for International Development, an international medical mission organization as a volunteer in nursing where she provided medical care in Jamaica, West Indies. Dorothy, believe that there is a need for individual such as herself to continue to treasure new ideas because in today’s healthcare environment one has to be prepared and accept the challenge. She is committed to the future direction focusing on evidence-based nursing practice as a volunteer with RAD-AID Organization.