Richard E. Fine, MD, FACS

Roles
Breast Surgeon
Specialty
Breast Cancer
Locations
Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center
7945 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown TN 38138 901.692.9600

About Me

Dr. Richard Fine, who joined the Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center in 2012, is recognized nationally as an innovative pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease with extensive experience in new breast biopsy methods. As one of the first surgeons in the U.S. to perform image-guided breast biopsies, Fine has been on the forefront of women’s breast health for over three decades.

A native of¬†Atlanta, Fine received his Medical Degree from the¬†Medical College of Georgia¬†in¬†Augusta¬†and completed an internship and residency in general surgery at Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke’s Medical Center,¬†Chicago, Illinois. Upon completion of his residency in 1988, he elected to specialize in breast surgery which was a rare surgical specialty at the time.

A noted lecturer, educator, and thought leader regarding the use of ultrasound and image-guided technology, Dr. Fine has published numerous articles related to stereotactic and ultrasound core needle biopsy. He has served on the Boards of both the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the National Consortium of Breast Centers and is also a past President of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. He currently serves on the Board of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and was appointed to be a Governor of the American College of Surgeons to represent the American Society of Breast Surgeons. In 1996, he was appointed by Governor¬†Zell Miller¬†to¬†Georgia’s Cancer Advisory Committee and actively participated in numerous professional and community organizations.

Education

  • MD, Medical College of Georgia
  • BA, Emory University – Atlanta, GA

Residency

General Surgery – Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center

Fellowship

  • Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Breast Surgeons
  • General Surgery

Awards and Honors

  • Cobb Country Health Department, Service Recognition for Cobb and Douglas County BreasTEST Program (1995)
  • American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award (1991 – 2010)

Research and Publications