LEWISTON — An experienced radiologist specializing in breast health has joined the team at Central Maine Medical Center.
Dr. Jennifer Barna, a board-certified diagnostic specialist who most recently was employed in a private radiology practice in upstate New York, will start seeing patients at CMMC’s Bennett Breast Care Center in April.
“Dr. Barna’s expertise — and her commitment to women’s health — is impressive,” said sDavid Tupponce, president of CMMC and executive vice president of Central Maine Healthcare. “We’re delighted that she chose to join the team at CMMC and Bennett. She has sophisticated skills informed by more than a decade of radiology experience, and always puts the patient first.”
Her new role is a return to Maine for Barna, who was chief of radiology at Down East Community Hospital in Machias from 2006 to 2008. Trained at the University of Tennessee, she also worked as chief of the division of women’s imaging at University Radiology Associates/SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y.
“I am excited to be joining the excellent team at CMMC, and look forward to serving the people of central Maine in the field of breast cancer detection,” Barna said.
The Bennett Breast Care Center at CMMC provides a comprehensive range of breast imaging services, including 3D tomography for women with dense breast tissue. The American Cancer Society and the American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends annual screening mammography for women over the age of 40. The new 3D tomography will also soon be available at Central Maine Healthcare’s Topsham Care Center at the Topsham Fair Mall.