Paragon Surgical Specialists is pleased to announce General and Breast Surgeon Anthony G. Smith, MD, FACS, earned certification in Breast Ultrasound. According to the American Society of Breast Surgeons,
“Certification demonstrates a dedication to quality patient care and public safety through adherence to established standards for performance and training in breast ultrasound. The program offers a means of recognition to individual surgeons who meet criteria in the areas of clinical experience, training, and quality assurance.
The framework of the program is based on the principles for the proper performance and interpretation of diagnostic and interventional breast ultrasound, its appropriate clinical application, and use of interventions to guide further management as outlined in the Society’s Performance and Practice Guidelines for Breast Ultrasound.
The American Society of Breast Surgeons recognizes the leading role of surgeons as providers of clinical expertise in management of patients with breast abnormalities. A major goal of the Society’s breast ultrasound certification program is to improve the quality of care for patients with breast disease by encouraging education and training to advance expertise and clinical competency for surgeons who use ultrasound and ultrasound-guided procedures in their practices.”
Requirements for this certification include rigorous written and clinical components. Candidates must have attained board certification by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) or American Osteopathic Board of Surgery (AOBS), or evidence of international equivalent, upon completion of training.
Sources: American Society of Breast Surgeons, BreastSurgeons.org