West Clinic Welcomes Richard E. Fine, MD, FACS, Top Breast Cancer Surgeon

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The West Clinic Comprehensive Breast Center is pleased to welcome Richard E. Fine, MD, FACS, one of the nation's leading board certified breast surgeons to its premier team which includes Michael P. Berry, MD, FACS, and Roy M. Oswaks, MD. As former Director of Advanced Breast Care in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Fine is an innovative pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of breast diseases with extensive experience in new breast biopsy methods. As one of the first surgeons in the U.S. to perform image-guided breast biopsies, Fine has been on the forefront of women's breast health for over two decades.

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According to Dr. Michael Berry, "We are thrilled to have Dr. Fine join The West Clinic Comprehensive Breast Center. He brings a tremendous wealth of expertise to our team and is recognized nationally as a leader in breast surgery. Our team will provide patients in the Mid-South an unprecedented level of clinical expertise."

A native of Atlanta, Fine received his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and completed an internship and residency in general surgery at Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. Upon completion of his residency in 1988, he elected to specialize in breast surgery which was a rare surgical specialty at the time.

A noted lecturer, educator, and thought leader regarding the use of ultrasound and image-guided technology, Dr. Fine has published numerous articles related to stereotactic and ultrasound core needle biopsy. He has served on the Boards of both the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the National Consortium of Breast Centers and is also a past President of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. He currently serves on the Board of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and was appointed to be a Governor of the American College of Surgeons to represent the American Society of Breast Surgeons. In 1996, he was appointed by Governor Zell Miller to Georgia's Cancer Advisory Committee and actively participates in numerous professional and community organizations.

Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD, FACP, Medical Director for The West Clinic states, "Dr. Fine shares The West Clinic Comprehensive Breast Center's vision to develop a nationally renowned center of excellence in partnership with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in breast cancer care, research, and education."

Dr. Fine will see patients at The West Clinic Comprehensive Breast Center's new location: 8000 Wolf River Blvd.  Suite 100, Germantown, TN. For additional information please call 901-692-9600 or visit www.westclinic.com.

About The West Clinic

The West Clinic has been the Mid-South's premier provider of cancer care for over 33 years. With a team second to none in breadth of expertise, dedication to excellence, and compassionate care, our multidisciplinary physician group is comprised of 34 specialists in Medical Oncology, Hematology, Gynecologic Oncology, Breast Surgery, Endocrinology, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Pain and Palliative Care, and other advanced medical care. With eight locations in Memphis, West TN, and North MS, patients across the Mid-South have greater access to the highest quality care available.

The West Clinic's clinical research program, under the direction of Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD, FACP, Medical Director, is internationally renowned. Over the past two decades, West Clinic has consistently been one of the first centers in the U.S. to gain experience and hasten the development of new drugs for breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, lymphoma, and many other diseases.  Our researchers are currently investigating new drug therapies through participation in over 40 clinical trials.

In 2012, The West Clinic formed a partnership with Methodist Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in order to transform cancer care in the Mid-South. This novel partnership takes advantage of the strengths and culture of all three partners that are leading to the development of a fully integrated cancer program which will expand our collaborative efforts in cancer research and education along with a vision toward personalized precision cancer care.

Deborah D. Coble
Director, Corporate Communications
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