Breast Program Staff

Medical Director – Joseph Rosen, MD

Administrator/Nurse Navigator – Kelly McCue, RN, MSN, CNS, OCN, CHPN

Radiology  

Edward Elliott, MD
Mariusz Paluch
Walter Wagenknecht, MD

Surgery  

Joseph Rosen, MD
Gregory Gadowski, MD

Oncology  

James Nickerson, MD
Letha Mills, MD
Agnes Mikijaniec, APRN
Barbara Evans, RN, OCN
Barbara Ann Evans, RN, OCN
Gloria Solar, RN, OCN
Maureen Mansfield, Mission Manager

Pathology  

Christopher Appleton, DO
William Doyle, MD

Mammography  

Radiology Administrator – Marcy Rushford
Susan Gautot, RT (R) (M)
Nancy LaBeau, RT (R) (M) (CT)
Karie Mason, RT (R) (M)
Sharon St. John, RT (R) (M)
Belinda Sargent, RT (R) (M)
Ellen Wapner, RT (R) (M) (CT) (QM)

Ultrasound  

Bethany Deery, RDMS
Nancy Farrar, RDMS, RDCS

Bone Density

Deana Parrish, RT (R) (BD) (M)
Belinda Sargent, RT (R) (M) (BD)

Scheduling for Mammogram, Ultrasound, Bone Density and Stereotactic Biopsy

Christine Trisko: 802-251-8451

The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Comprehensive Breast Care Program is a member of the National Consortium of Breast Centers.

The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Oncology Department is an affiliate of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock.

The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital department of Mammography is accredited with the American College of Radiology and is a certified Mammography facility with the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

American Society of Breast Surgeons (Joseph Rosen, MD)

Board Certified General Surgeons (Greg Gadowski, MD and Joseph Rosen, MD)

Certification in Breast Ultrasound  (Joseph Rosen, MD)

Certification in Stereotactic Surgery (Greg Gadowski, MD and Joseph Rosen, MD)

The BMH Comprehensive Breast Care Program holds twice-monthly breast case conferences to discuss in detail a patient’s clinical condition, diagnostic findings, and recommendations for optimal treatment. This is a way to help ensure that the patient is being given individualized attention and care by utilizing maximum breast care knowledge, experience, and expertise by the Comprehensive Breast Care Program team. A record is kept of the cases presented. Usually the patient is informed by the physician presenting her case that her clinical situation is going to be discussed by the team. The physician then gets back to the patient to inform her of the discussion and outcome of that presentation.
The interdisciplinary team of the BMH Comprehensive Breast Care Program includes physicians: radiologists, surgeons, pathologists, and medical oncologists providing chemotherapy; other clinicians: nurses, mammography technologists, physical therapists, psychosocial staff, and nutritionists; and wig exchange and Look Good Feel Better staff. Comprehensive Breast Care Program Nurse Navigator Kelly McCue, MCertOnc, RN, OCN, CHPN, can assist you with making contact with the members of the interdisciplinary team. In addition, the interdisciplinary team can make referrals for you at affiliate facilities for radiation therapy, plastic surgery, and/or second opinions.
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s Comprehensive Breast Care Program Steering Committee is comprised of healthcare providers, administrators, and patient advocates. The Steering Committee helps prioritize the breast care needs of our community and coordinates the future of the program. It provides a venue for any interested party to participate in the development of the program. This committee helps keep all involved up to date on present and future goals.
The Comprehensive Breast Care Program participates in the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Tumor Board. The Tumor Board provides a forum in which doctors from multiple specialties review and discuss the medical condition and treatment options of newly diagnosed cancer patients. The tumor board typically includes a medical oncologist (who provides cancer treatment with drugs), a surgical oncologist (who provides cancer treatment with surgery), a radiation oncologist (who provides cancer treatment with radiation), a pathologist (who studies the microscopic appearance of disease) and each patient’s primary care provider. As the treatment of breast cancer has become so complex and requires the input of multiple medical specialties, the tumor board has assumed a very important role in providing patients with the best possible care.