Medical Director, Liberty Hospital Women's Imaging Assistant Professor of Radiology Chair, American College of Radiology Young and Early Career Professional Section
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Dr. Amy K. Patel is a Board-Certified Radiologist who specializes in Breast Imaging. She is a Breast Radiologist, Medical Director of the Women’s Imaging Center at Liberty Hospital and Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.
Dr. Patel is a graduate of the combined BA/MD accelerated program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed her Diagnostic Radiology Residency at the University of Kansas-Wichita where she served as the first female chief resident in an all male program. She completed her Breast Imaging Fellowship at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology Washington University in Saint Louis.
Dr. Patel's professional interests include recruitment of women in radiology, as she established the American College of Radiology (ACR) Resident and Fellow Section Women and Diversity Advisory Group when she was in training and now serves on the ACR Commission for Women and Diversity. She is also on the steering committee for RADxx, an initiative to recruit women into imaging informatics. She also serves as Treasurer for the American Association for Women in Radiology. Her interests also include mentorship, social media, also serving as chair of the social media committee for the Society of Breast Imaging and Associate Editor for Digital Media for the Journal of the American College of Radiology and leadership, currently serving as Chair of the ACR Young and Early Career Professional Section.
She also has an avid interest in radiology political advocacy, serving on the RADPAC Board and is the Vice Chair for the American College of Radiology Radiology Advocacy Network. She is also a former ACR Rutherford Lavanty Fellow in Government Relations. She is also the first female and youngest radiologist recipient of the ACR Howard Fleishon MD Advocate of the Year Award. She is a staunch advocate for patients receiving fair radiological care, particularly in the realm of annual mammography screening beginning at age 40. Consequently, she was involved in helping pass the bill in the state of Missouri ensuring annual screening 2D and 3D mammography coverage beginning at age 40 in average risk women. She also led the effort to pass legislation in 2020 in Missouri for ensuring high risk women for breast cancer receive coverage including supplemental screening and annual mammography beginning at age 30.