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Ryan Polselli's Bio:
Introduction Dr. Ryan Polselli is a Diagnostic Radiologist and Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology. He received fellowship training in Breast Imaging as an Associate Professor of Medicine from the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University Hospital and The Avon Breast Center of Grady Memorial Hospital. He is currently in clinical practice as the head of Breast Imaging for Global Imaging Specialists and the founder and CEO of MammoLink®. Military Career Ryan Polselli joined the United States Navy in 1992. He served in the Navy’s nuclear power program for nuclear powered submarines and surface warfare ships. While in the Navy, he attended the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School. At the school, he graduated first in his class and made the Superintendent’s list every semester, an elite list reserved for the handful of students who achieved perfect military, academic, and physical fitness scores. He was recognized with Commanding Officer’s letters of commendation and several awards as well as the National Defense Service Medal. However, Ryan Polselli is proudest for being selected as the Honorman for his class. This honor was awarded by an anonymous vote from his peers as they selected the individual they believed demonstrated the most integrity and could be entrusted to enforce the Honor Code, a code that outlines the expected characteristics of Honor among the officer class. Education Ryan Polselli graduated summa cum laude with a bachelors degree in Physics. After contemplating a PhD in physics, he decided ultimately to pursue a career in Medicine. He obtained a second bachelors degree in biology in order to complete pre-medical requirements and applied for early decision admission to the University of South Florida. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. While in medical school, he participated in original research which tested the efficacy of dichloroacetate, a drug thought at the time to potentially provide limb saving benefit for soldiers wounded on the battlefield. This research was presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the Military Society of Vascular Surgery. Although ultimately the research failed to demonstrate any clinical benefit, Dr. Polselli was awarded the Superior Research Presentation award by the University of South Florida for the presentation of his work and effort. Dr. Polselli served on various committees while in medical school and graduated with honors in the top 10% of his class. Medical Training Based on his performance and scores in medical school, Dr. Polselli was matched with a competetive residency in the field of Diagnostic Radiology. He completed a 1 year internship in internal medicine at Spartanburg Regional Hospital in Spartanburg, South Carolina, followed by a 4 year residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Emory University School of Medicine. During his intern year, Dr. Polselli was recognized for his outstanding and compassionate patient care and received the Excellence in Patient Care Award from Spartanburg Regional Community Hospital. Later, while at Emory University, he was recognized for his efforts in teaching medical students and received the Excellence in Medical Education Award from Emory University School of Medicine. During his residency Dr. Polselli decided to pursue a career in Breast Imaging. He often jokes that this was the one subspecialty that he said he would have no interest in pursuing when he began his residency. However, he fell in love with the field during a rotation in his second year of residency, largely because of the direct patient interaction. As a result he eventually was accepted to complete a one year fellowship in breast imaging as an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University Hospital and the Avon Breast Foundation of Grady Memorial Hospital. Clinical Career Ryan Polselli began his early clinical career as the Director of Breast Imaging at Memorial Health University Community Hospital in Georgia. As the Medical Director, he expanded and improved breast cancer screening and diagnosis options for patients in the community to include interventional breast MRI procedures. He also increased the screening cancer detection rate and organized procedures to diagnose patients more compassionately, efficienty, and accurately. While in this role, he also provided noon conference lectures and oversight for radiology residents rotating in the breast imaging department. Ryan Polselli worked with the breast surgery, radiation oncology, pathology, and oncology departments in interdisciplinary fashion to tailor specific treatments for complicated breast cancer cases. Together, while Dr. Polselli was the Medical Director, Memorial Hospital became recognized as a Breast Center of Excellence and received full accredited by the National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers. Shortly after beginning clinical practice however, Dr. Ryan Polselli realized many patient needs were not being effectively met in the current healthcare system and started his own company to address those needs. His company originally focused exclusively on technical innovations and marketed several patented devices designed by Dr. Polselli to reduce medical errors and improve the patient breast cancer screening and diagnostic experience to healthcare companies. He developed a breast biopsy marker that included microscopic identifying information that gave mammographers much needed history and context when interpreting a mammogram so that errors were avoided and he also developed a computer program which automatically gave specific reporting characteristics of suspicious areas in the breast so that their position was not reported incorrectly. More recently however, the company started a subdivision, known as MammoLink®, which offers it's own premier breast cancer screening and diagnostic services directly to patients and clinicians throughout the United States. This company is now improving the outdated, inconvenient, and inefficient breast cancer screening process in the United States. Current Projects In 2016, Dr. Ryan Polselli founded MammoLink®, a company which is redefining the traditional relationship between patients, breast imaging radiologists and OB-gyn and family practice physicians. The company offers technological and radiological expertise to physicians directly involved in patient care in order to significantly simplify and expedite the breast cancer screening process for both patients and physicians. MammoLink® is currently in the process of developing partnerships with physicain groups and breast cancer organizations and has been contacted to provide his services for groups across the United States. Dr. Polselli hopes that this will make breast cancer screening more available to patients, prevent missed screening visits, and ultimately save lives. He anticipates that in the not to distant future, MammoLink® will be recognized as the most patient centered, efficient, and effective breast cancer screening and diagnosis organization in the United States. One of the key components of MammoLink’s model is charitable contribution to women in need. A portion of every mammogram is returned back into the community to the charity chosen by the patient having a mammogram. In this way, not only will a patient be taking care of her own health, but the health of other women. This is part of the ‘link’ in MammoLink® Personal Life Ryan Polselli was born and raised throughout much of his life in coastal Florida, just outside of Tampa. However, he also spent several years growing up in a “polar opposite” small valley town just outside of Anchorage, Alaska. Both places fostered in him a love and appreciation for all things related to the great outdoors including hiking, boating, water and snow skiing, off-road motorsports, and flying. He is most passionate about flying, an obsession he developed as a child taking small plane trips over the waters in Florida and the mountains in Alaska. He maintains a private pilot license and enjoys flying whenever life affords the opportunity. He ejoys blogging about issues relevant to breast cancer screening and diagnosis with his blog, Mammography Matters, and occasionally giving community talks. Ryan is Married to his wife Miranda. Together they currently reside most of the time in Palm Harbor, Florida, but travel much of the year for work. They have a Golden Retriever named Piper and consider her their "child" for the time being. Together they enjoy traveling, photography, and a good restaurant. In the future, Ryan and Miranda both hope to put down some permanent community roots where they can raise their future children.
Ryan Polselli's Experience:
Director of Breast Imaging, Memorial University Hospital at Atlantic Radiology AssociatesSeptember 2012 - December 2012 | Georgia
Breast Imaging Fellow, Winship Cancer Institute at Emory HealthcareOctober 2011 - September 2012 | Atlanta, Georgia
Ryan Polselli's Education:
Emory University School of Medicine2007 – 2011Doctor of MedicineConcentration: Diagnostic Radiology
University of South Florida College of Medicine2002 – 2006Doctor of MedicineConcentration: Medicine
Ryan Polselli's Interests & Activities:
Ryan Polselli enjoys all things outdoors, especially flying as well as spending time with his wife and their Golden Retriever, Piper