WOMEN & INFANTS’ BREAST HEALTH CENTER ADDS NEW BREAST SURGEON

Rhode Island – Leaders with the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants
Hospital of Rhode Island recently announced the addition of Sonali Pandya, MD, FACS,
as a breast surgeon with its Breast Health Center.

Dr. Pandya is returning to Women & Infants, where she completed the Society of
Surgical Oncology Breast Disease Fellowship in 2010. She had operated a private
practice in her home state of Florida before relocating to Rhode Island.

Dr. Pandya completed her bachelor’s degree at Nova Southeastern University and
attended Saint George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies. She
completed a general surgery residency at Albany Medical Center before coming to
Women & Infants for her breast fellowship.

Here, she will focus her research interest on breast cancer in young women, helping
the Breast Health Center develop the support programs needed for this special group
of cancer survivors. In addition, she will help with breast exam training for the
residency programs at Memorial Hospital, also a Care New England hospital, and with
the voluntary staff on evaluating and managing breast masses and breast density.

Women interested in making an appointment with Dr. Pandya or other providers with
the Breast Health Center at Women & Infants can call (401) 453-7520.

About Women & Infants Hospital
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care
New England hospital, is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women
and newborns. A major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of
Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a
number of specialized programs in women’s medicine, Women & Infants is the 11th
largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country with approximately 8,400
deliveries per year. A Baby-Friendly(r) USA hospital, U.S.News & World Report
2014-15 Best Children’s Hospital in Neonatology and a 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital, in
2009 Women & Infants opened what was at the time the country’s largest,
single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.

Women & Infants and Brown offer fellowship programs in gynecologic oncology,
maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery,
neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric and perinatal pathology, gynecologic
pathology and cytopathology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It is
home to the nation’s only mother-baby perinatal psychiatric partial hospital, as
well as the nation’s only fellowship program in obstetric medicine.

Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Center of Excellence by the American
College of Radiography; a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology; a
Center for In Vitro Maturation Excellence by SAGE In Vitro Fertilization; a Center
of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and a
Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence. It is one of the largest and most
prestigious research facilities in high risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology and
newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the National Cancer Institute’s
Gynecologic Oncology Group and the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.

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