Windham Hospital Hosts Guest Lecturer in Radiology
WILLIMANTIC, CT, March 31, 2008 – Kent Friedman, MD, will be the featured speaker at the Windham Hospital Grand Rounds lecture series on Monday, April 7th at the Hospital. His topic is “The Role of PET/CT Imaging in Oncology.”
Dr. Friedman, now an Assistant Professor of Nuclear Medicine at NYU School of Medicine, is a 2001 graduate of the UConn School of Medicine. He interned at UConn, and then served a three-year residency at Johns Hopkins. He has lectured on PET/CT at conferences nationwide, and recently spoke about PET/CT and melanoma at the Radiological Society of North America national conference in Chicago. He authored several chapters of a radiology text to be published under the auspices of NYU.
Mark Patros, Sr. Executive for Medical Affairs at the Hospital, and organizer of the lecture series, says he is “absolutely delighted to have a speaker of Dr. Friedman’s caliber” addressing the medical staff at the Hospital. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our clinicians to hear more about this amazing new technology and its uses in cancer diagnosis and treatment.” Patros continues, “Last year, Windham Hospital purchased a new 64-slice CT scanner, and uses the services of a mobile PET scanner, and all of these imaging studies are performed and interpreted by our distinguished radiologists from Jefferson Radiology.”
Dr. Friedman is the son of Dr. Robert Friedman, a local physician who specializes in dermatology.