Providence, RI, July 10, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- David Edmonson, MD, FACS, a breast surgeon with the Breast Health Center in the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, was recently named to the Communications Committee of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
Dr. Edmonson, who sees patients in at the Breast Health Center’s offices in Providence and Woonsocket, was nominated for the position at the group’s annual meeting in May. He joined the staff at Women & Infants in 2010 and is a Fellow in the Society. Recently, he was appointed the hospital’s Cancer Liaison Physician with the Commission on Cancer with the American College of Surgeons.
“The doctors with the Breast Health Center are on many national committees, helping to shape the way women receive care for breast diseases across the country,” said Robert D. Legare, MD, director of the Breast Health Center. “Dr. Edmonson is a young physician with great drive and dedication to his patients. This new position will enable him to channel his ideas into action to benefit our patients.”
The American Society of Breast Surgeons was founded in 1995 and has grown into the primary leadership organization for general surgeons who treat patients with breast disease. The group is committed to continually improving the practice of breast surgery by advocating for surgeons who seek excellence in the care of breast patients. The group’s mission is accomplished by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and by promoting education, research and the development of advanced surgical techniques.
The Society has more than 3,000 members in the United States and 35 countries across the world.
For more information or to make an appointment with Dr. Edmonson, referring doctors can call the Breast Health Center at (401) 453-7540.
About Women & Infants Hospital
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. A U.S.News Best Hospital in Gynecology and Best Children’s Hospital in Neonatology, Women & Infants was ranked number one in the Providence metro area and a top hospital in Cancer and Gynecology. The primary teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women’s medicine, Women & Infants is the seventh largest obstetrical service in the country with more than 8,500 deliveries per year. In 2009, Women & Infants opened the country’s largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.
New England’s premier hospital for women and newborns, Women & Infants and Brown offer fellowship programs in gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric and perinatal pathology, gynecologic pathology and cytopathology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It is home to the nation’s only mother-baby perinatal psychiatric partial hospital, as well as the nation’s only fellowship program in obstetric medicine.
Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiography; a Center for In Vitro Maturation Excellence by SAGE In Vitro Fertilization; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health; and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence. It is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Group.