Allison Borowski, MD, Appointed Co-President of the New York Breast Imaging Society
Allison Borowski, MD, assistant professor of radiology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, has been selected to serve as co-president of the New York Breast Imaging Society (NYBIS). Borowski, formerly the society's treasurer, will serve a two-year term as president along with Jill Gluskin, MD, a radiologist from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
NYBIS is a local organization that provides education, community, and networking opportunities for breast imaging radiologists, many from academic centers across New York City and the tristate area. The society also welcomes technologists, nurses, and trainees. Five lectures each year feature a range of speakers, with a focus on emerging voices in the field of radiology. Each lecture also highlights a resident who presents an interesting case.
"Part of our mission is to highlight young, rising breast radiologists and showcase new voices in the field," says Borowski. "The lectures are also a great way to learn about new technology and advances in breast imaging."
In the continually evolving field of breast imaging, strong, local professional networks such as NYBIS provide opportunities for discussion, support, and formal continuing education. As co-president, Borowski hopes to increase the society's outreach efforts to attract more members from the outer boroughs and Westchester, and to welcome members from private practice. "I hope to raise awareness of the organization and encourage a broader membership," she says.
The first lecture of the 2022-23 academic year will be held in person at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on September 20, 2022. "Ablative Techniques in the Breast" will be presented by Yolanda Bryce, MD, a radiologist with expertise in interventional radiology from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Subsequent lectures will be held virtually throughout the academic year.