Kimberly Fitzpatrick, MD is originally from Phoenix, and has spent most of her life in Arizona. Based on an early interest in science, Dr. Fitzpatrick attended the University of Arizona to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology. She then pursued her life-long dream of doctoring by attending Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire, where her interest in the field of women's imaging was sparked. She returned to Tucson for her residency training in Radiology, followed by a fellowship in Breast and Body Imaging at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Having worked exclusively in her field of training since 2005, Dr. Fitzpatrick has extensive knowledge and skills in breast imaging and intervention, including mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and image-guided breast procedures. She is currently Co-Medical Director of the University of Arizona's Breast Imaging Center, where she is dedicated to training residents, as well as future breast imagers through the Breast Imaging Fellowship program. She also contributes to a variety of ongoing research projects related to breast imaging and breast cancer treatment and prevention. Her main focus, however, is her clinical work, caring for patients at the Breast Imaging Center with a compassionate, hands-on and team-oriented approach.
Issues in clinical workflow; Imaging monitoring of response to chemotherapy and chemoprevention; Evaluating imaging follow-up recommendations and patient compliance; Healthcare equity in the context of breast imaging; Quality improvement in breast care