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Cafecito con Sergio Dromi

Thursday, December 22, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Cafecito con Sergio Dromi

 

What is the focus of your organization?

I work in the Breast Imaging Center at University of Maryland. With my whole team (that I consider my family) we take care of patients. Our job is the breast health. We all work against breast cancer. For those unfortunate patients that are diagnosed with breast cancer, our job is to help them with guidance, warmth, support and infinite friendship.

Why did you decide to join the University of Maryland at Baltimore City?

After I received my medical degree from Argentina, my interest in cancer research drove me to leave Argentina and join the National Institutes of Health where I volunteered for seven months until obtaining a post-doctoral fellow position for 4 years. I then became a Radiologist after finishing my residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Subsequently, I spent one more year at Georgetown to complete my subspecialty in Women’s/Breast Imaging. After that, I decided to join University of Maryland at Baltimore City where I got all the necessary tools to better serve the community and help my patients.

What is the most important lesson you have learned from being in your current position?

Currently I am the Section Chief of the Breast Imaging Department. This position allowed me to make the necessary changes to give better service to our community and patients; to modify our teaching methods so our trainees have the best community spirit and; to open our doors not only to the patients but also to their families who are also involved in the care of unfortunate patients diagnosed with breast cancer.

Why did you choose Maryland as the place in which to do business?

As I said above, I decided to join University of Maryland at Baltimore City where I got all the necessary tools to better serve the community and help my patients.

What are your expansion plans for the future?

I plan to reach other areas/communities and teach the importance of the breast health and screen breast examination to detect cancer in early stages.

What is the hardest decision you have had to make in your business?

Leaving my family and friends to come to the U.S.

What business and leadership advice can you give our members?

Never forget that a patient is a person and a person always has a family. If you gain the patient’s trust and alleviate her/his pain, you will get the trust of their family too.

What inspires you?

When I was a kid my mother was always my vision, my goal as a person and my guidance. Then my mother suffered breast cancer twice and I saw her going from a minimal procedure to the most aggressive procedure. I saw my mother suffering. She lost her breast and her hair. But she never lost her faith or her energy. That’s how I learned that cancer doesn’t affect one person, it affects the whole family. She inspired me with her energy. She inspired me in my career and as a person.

Who is your mentor?

My mentor is Bradford Wood. He is my American Idol, my American dad, my oldest brother that you always follow. He was my boss and friend when I worked at NIH. He helped me to stay in this country. He guided me to be what I’m right now. Brad is an image to follow.


Bachata, Merengue or Salsa?

Neither…. Jazz or chill music

Café…con leche y azucar or black?

Capuchino

 


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