is dedicated to your breast health, therefore specializing in interpretation of women's imaging.
uses the newest technology to aid in the interpretation and diagnosis of breast cancer, as mentioned above.
Susan C. Gaskill, M.D.
road to becoming a clinical breast radiologist was a gradual process, woven in life experiences, a journey of faith, and her
background as a critical care nurse.
She was born and raised in Houston and graduated from Bellaire High School in 1975.
She attended The University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelors Degree in Nursing with honors in 1979.
After completing nursing school, she worked in intensive care at Hermann Hospital, but it wasn't long before she made the decision to return to school to become a doctor.
While working as a nurse at Hermann, she completed her premedical requirements at Houston Baptist University and entered The University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1983.
was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
, and received The Faculty Wives Club Scholarship, and The Janet M. Glascow academic achievement award.
completed a residency in radiology at Baylor University Medical Center
in Dallas in 1991.
During the final years of her radiology training, she had the opportunity to rotate through the newly founded Susan G. Komen Breast Center where she had the opportunity to interface with women undergoing imaging tests and biopsies to determine if they had breast cancer.
It was the fear in their eyes that touched her
heart and fueled her
passion to help these women through the process.
seized the opportunity to implement her
nursing skills, listening to them and offering words of encouragement and support.
was distressed when radiologists at the breast center refused to discuss the imaging findings and management options directly with the women at the time of their appointments at the breast center, reinforcing the perception that radiologists just sit in dark rooms reading x-rays.
was thrilled at the opportunity for hands-on, face-to-face contact with patients while applying the diagnostic skills she
These experiences inspired Dr. Gaskill to subspecialize in the new and growing field of breast imaging and led her to become the first fellow in breast imaging at the Susan G. Komen Breast Center at Baylor Dallas in 1992.
After completing her fellowship training, she served as the medical director of the Women's Diagnostic Center at Medical City Dallas Hospital before returning to the Houston Clear Lake area in 1999, where she practiced through October 2005.
Dr. Gaskill has since been serving as the interim Medical Director at the Baylor Women's Imaging Center in Plano, Texas, for the purpose of learning new technology and its implementation, most importantly, digital mammography and dedicated breast MRI.
vision is to bring these new tools in the fight against breast cancer to the women of the Bay Area, and to present them in a compassionate, comfortable, personalized atmosphere.
named our new facility Victory Breast Diagnostics and Women's Imaging, because of its location near the Victory Lakes community in League City, and to serve as a reminder that winning is the only option.
The facility will deliver comprehensive expert care with a team approach, which she
credits to the lessons she
learned as a critical care nurse and mother of four children.