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Local doctor receives national recognition for outstanding service

Dr. Michael J. Ulissey - Courtesy photo
Dr. Michael J. Ulissey
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Michael J. Ulissey, MD, medical director and vice president of the Breast Diagnostic Centers of Auburn and Federal Way, will be inducted into the American College of Radiology as a Fellow, one of the highest honors the ACR can bestow on a radiologist.

ACR Fellows must demonstrate a long history of service, teaching and research before they are nominated.

Dr. Ulissey's innovative work in the medical field includes speaking internationally about the early detection of breast cancer and being a previous director of the large University of Texas/Parkland Hospital Breast Cancer Center in Dallas. He also received international accolades for a landmark research paper involving computer-aided detection of breast cancer in mammography.

Dr. Tim Blackwelder, breast imaging specialist and president of the Breast Diagnostic Centers, also participates in internationally recognized research and was the founder for World Class CME, a renowned medical education organization for physicians.

Ulissey and Blackwelder are sub-specialists in the field dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer.

"This narrow sub-speciality allows us to focus our efforts on both excellence and efficiency, which is why we can offer better technology to our patients at a lower cost" Ulissey said.

Demonstrating their leadership in innovation, in early 2012, Ulissey and Blackwelder installed the first 3D Mammography system in the region.

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