August 24, 2007

Huff named imaging director of Breast Center

Featured Image

John Huff, M.D.

Huff named imaging director of Breast Center

John Huff, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as chief of the Section of Breast Imaging and imaging director for the Vanderbilt Breast Center.

Huff, one of the region’s most prominent clinicians, previously served nearly 15 years as director of Breast Imaging for Baptist Hospital, where he helped establish a medical advisory group, including several specialties involved in detecting and treating breast cancer and related diseases.

“I believe it's important to integrate clinical and imaging services in breast care,” Huff said. “By integrating the roles of each member of the breast care team, the Vanderbilt Breast Center has placed itself in a position to offer the highest level of care to the many women who rely on its services.”

“We are delighted that we have been able to recruit Dr. Huff to join our faculty in the Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences and to be section chief of Breast Imaging,” said Jeremy Kaye, M.D., chair of Radiology and Radiological Sciences.

“Dr. Huff is a recognized expert in breast imaging, and has special expertise in magnetic resonance imaging of the breast, an important tool in today's evaluation of breast disease.”

Huff earned his medical degree from VUSM in 1977. He then served an internship in Pediatrics, a residency in Diagnostic Radiology and a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology, all at Vanderbilt.

Meszoely, M.D., clinical director of the Breast Center, said Huff's presence already has made a difference for staff and patients.

“His expertise will strongly enhance our current program dedicated to the early detection and management of breast cancer and other breast diseases.

“With his guidance, the breast imaging program at Vanderbilt will reach a new level of excellence in providing quality care to its patients.”