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Dr. Mroz

Christine T. Mroz, MD

Patients use many words to describe Dr. Christine Mroz, Medical Director of the Mroz Baier Breast Care Clinic. They comment on her kindness, empathy and compassion. They come to her during times of great emotional stress and appreciate her calm, reassuring bedside manner. Dr. Mroz takes the time to explain diagnoses and procedures to patients and their families and guides them into decision making.

Dr. Mroz graduated from the State University of New, York in Genesco, New York and completed medical school at SUNY, Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. She was only the third woman to complete a surgical residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. She has received numerous awards for her work as a breast surgeon, and currently acts as the Fellowship Director of the Mayo Clinic Imaging Studies at the Mroz Baier Breast Care Clinic.

Away from her practice, Dr. Mroz enjoys spending time with her family and Minnie, her miniature pinscher. She is also dedicated to Bikram yoga and practices whenever time allows. She has always loved to read, and while she once planned on teaching English Literature, she is now content to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book.

Curriculum Vitae

Education
High School Eden Central High School, Eden, New York, 1960-1964
Undergraduate State University of New York, College at Geneseo,
Bachelor of Arts, June 1968
Medical School SUNY, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York, June 1972
Internship and
Residency
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota,
July 1972-March 1978
Postgraduate Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Research in
Gastrointestinal Motility, July 1975-June 1976
Honors Ellis B. Hyde Scholarship, SUNY, Geneseo, 1967
Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities
Professional Achievement Award, Geneseo Alumni Association, 1992
Henry G. Rudner Jr., M.D. Memorial Award, in
recognition of a distinguished career of service to cancer care, presented by the American Cancer Society, 1998
Local Hero Award, presented by BMW, The Ultimate Drive and Susan G. Komen Foundation for service and dedication to bring awareness and finding a cure for breast cancer, October 2000 and June 6, 2007
St. Martin de Porres Award for Community Service, February 2001
The Athena Award for Excellence in Achievement in Business and Professions, March 2001
Medical
Credentials
Tennessee Medical License, May 5, 1978
American Board of Surgery, 1981
American Board of Surgery, 1995 Re-certification
American College of Radiology/Certified Interpreting Physician for Mammography, 2002
Professional Activities and Appointments
Society
Memberships
American Society of Breast Surgeons
American Society of Breast Disease
Mayo Surgical Society (aka Priestly Society)
Member of Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, 1978-Present
President of Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, 2001-2003
President Emeritus, International Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, 2003-2005
Nation Accreditation, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
(www.accreditedbreastcenters.org) 2009
University
Appointments
Volunteer Instructor, University of Tennessee, Memphis, 1982-1987
Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Tennessee, Memphis, 1987-present.Patient Qualification Review Board, Governor’s Appointment
State of Tennessee, 1981-1987

Fellowship Director of the Mayo Clinic Imaging Studies at the Mroz Baier Breast Care Clinic.

 

 

Hospital
Appointments
Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN, Active Staff, 1978-present
Methodist Hospital, Memphis, TN, 1995-present
St. Francis Hospital, 1998-present
Offices Held, Baptist Memorial Hospital:
Secretary, Department of Surgery, 1982, 1983
Chairman, Department of Surgery, 1985, 1986
Chairman, Medical Record Committee, 1990-1993
Chief of Staff Designate, 1990
Chief of Staff, 1991
Chairman, Credentials Committee, 1994
Chairman, Audit Committee, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Other Professional
Experience
Research Assistant, Organic Chemistry, SUNY, Geneseo, 1967

Summer Fellowship, Tissue Culture, Roswell Park, Buffalo,

New York, 1968

Fellow in Neurology, National Hospital, Queens Square,

London, England, 1971

Chairman, “The Problem Breast”, Continuing Education

Seminars at Baptist Memorial Hospital, 1986, 1987, 1988,

1990 – 300 nationwide attendants

Medical Director, Third Party Claims Management, 1993-1994

Board of Directors (Honorary), Memphis Humane Society

Chairman, Breast Cancer Awareness Committee, American

Cancer Society

ENCORE plus Advisory Committee, YWCA Breast Cancer

Group, 1998

Board of Directors, Ruth Mackey Breast Cancer Foundation

Clinical Investigator: CALGB, NCI, Baptist Cancer Institute (901-227-0028)

Clinical Advisor, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Dallas, TX 2003

Publications Christine T. Mroz, M.D. and Richard Smith, Ph.D., “Reactions of Hydrazine with esters and Carboxylic Acids”, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 33:851, 1968

Christine T. Mroz, M.D. and Keith Kelly, M.D., “Antral Denervation Impairs Canine Gastric Emptying of Solids”, (abstract). Federal Proceedings, 35:303, 1976

Christine T. Mroz, M.D., and Keith Kelly, M.D., “The Role of Extrinsic Antral Nerves in the Regulation of Gastric Emptying”, Surgery, Gynecology, and Obstetrics, 145:369, 1977

Christine T. Mroz, M.D., and Robert Beart, M.D., “Cholecystostomy and for Non-Inflammatory Disease”, American Journal of Surgery, 141:3422, 1981

Predicting the Need for Intraoperative Cholangiography after Cholecystectomy”, SG&O, 167:347, 1988 Christine T. Mroz, M.D., and Barbara Wilson-Relyea, M.A.

“Needlewire Localized Excisional Breast Biopsy” Chapter, Operative Techniques in General Surgery, J.A. Van Heerden, David E. Farley, Editors June, 2000

Talks and
Presentations
“Breast Care: A Paradigm for Health”, Career Women’s Seminar, Memphis, TN, March 29, 1996

“Stereotactic Breast Biopsy-First 100 Cases”. Priestly Society Meeting,

Napa, CA October 3, 1996

“Breast Ultrasound: Is It Really Necessary?” Panel on the surgeon’s role in minimally invasive breast biopsy, at American College of Surgeons Meeting, October 5, 1996

“Stereotactic Breast Biopsy”, Director of Training Course, given monthly at Mroz-Baier Breast Care Clinic, Memphis, TN

“Women’s Health Issues”, St. Peter’s Church, Memphis, TN November 3, 1996

“The Breast Physician, an Emerging Specialty”, The Priestly Surgical Society, Mayo Alumni Meeting, Mexico, May 1, 1999

“New Trends in Breast Cancer Treatment”, Reach to Recovery Meeting, Oxford, MS, May 10, 1999

“DCIS-Correlation of Pathologic and Mammographic Features and Extent of Disease, Discussed, Southeastern Surgical Congress, Spring Meeting, February 3, 1997

“The Role of Stereotactic Breast Biopsy in the Surgical Management of Breast Disease, St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, TX, February 22, 1997

“11 G Sampling of Microcalcifications and Deployment of Biopsy Site Marker”, Case Study Poster

“Project Care” UTCHS, Memphis, June 24, 1997

“Proper Breast Care”, First United Methodist Church, Blytheville, AR, October 6, 1997

“Curing the Breast Cancer Epidemic, 1997”, 18th Annual Alumni Teaching Day, SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY, September 19, 1997

“The Role of Stereotactic Breast biopsy in the Diagnosis of Breast Disease”, American Association of Pathologist’s Assistants, Memphis, TN, October 10, 1997

“Women’s Health Issues”, Congressman Harold Ford’s Luncheon, University of Memphis, October 16, 1997

New Treatments for Breast Cancer”, Mt. Olive Cathedral CME Church, October 22, 1997

“Surgical Applications of Breast Ultrasound”, Fairview Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, January 14, 1998

“Managing Common Breast Problems”, Comprehensive Review of Women’s Health Care, University of Tennessee, October 10-14, 1998

“Pioneering Concepts in Breast Care”, Reach to Recovery Annual Luncheon, October 30, 1998

“Breast Ultrasound – Surgeon’s Responsibility”, Mayo Surgical Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ, February 18, 1999

“Advances in Breast Cancer Care” American Cancer Society,

March 2, 1999

“Common Breast Disorders”, Hot Topics in Women’s Health, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, November 3, 2000

“Breast Care 2000” St. Frances Hospital Spring Update, May12-13, 2000

“Advances in Breast Care”, U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers, Memphis, TN, March 27, 2002

“Breast Lumps and Masses”, 37th Annual Review for Family Physicians, March 15-19, 2004, Memphis, TN

“Primary Evaluation of Breast Lumps”, Refresher Course for Family Physicians, March 29-April 1, 2005, Iowa City, Iowa

Grants Susan G. Komen Foundation, Race for the Cure Grant, Educational grant for teaching physicians early detection of breast cancer, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Ruth Mackey Cancer Foundation, for assisting Church Health Center in diagnosing and treating breast cancer, June 1997

Tour for the Cure Grant for Breast Care Education, May, 2000-Present

Videos Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Teaching Video, Fischer Mammotest Table,

June 1995

Reach to Recovery, American Cancer Society Support services demonstrated on location at Mroz-Baier Breast Care Clinic, August 1997

Personal Date of Birth: January 24, 1946 Lackawanna, New York

Marital Status: Widowed 1992, (Mrs. William Loeb)

Married 1994, (Mrs. Joseph L. Baier, Jr.)

Revised 6/13/11