Dawn Derenburger, A.S., R.T.(R)(M)(ARRT) is the Breast Imaging Manager at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institue and is the Mammography Course Instructor at Forsyth Community College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Prior to her current positions, she served in a variety of roles to include Interim Manager of the Breast Imaging Department at the University of California – San Francisco, Director of a Mobile Mammography program in North Carolina, Lead Mammography Technologist for the University of Virginia and Mammography Team Leader at CRL Women’s Imaging Center in Edina, Minnesota.
Dawn has worked as a travel technologist at the Virginia Piper Breast Center in Minneapolis. Prior to traveling, she worked as the Lead Mammography Technologist at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway, Maine where she oversaw the installation of digital mammography and was an active cancer committee member.
Her expertise includes mammography positioning, stereotactic biopsies (utilizing upright, prone, and tomosynthesis), needle localizations, quality control, MQSA preparation, ACR accreditation, policy/procedure development, mobile mammography program development and workflow analysis. She has extensive experience in the policy planning and implementation of the MQSA EQUIP process. Dawn has also been invited to serve as faculty for nationally prominent breast imaging conferences and currently serves as a Committee Member and regular contributor to the Society of Breast Imaging Newsletter.
She has received mentorship and training from Louise Miller and works as a colleague and consultant for Mammography Educators. Dawn enjoys and aspires to share her knowledge and expertise with others and looks forward to acting as a role model for the future generation of mammographers.
Dawn resides in Boston, MA. She vacations in her home state of Maine where she has two daughters and five grandchildren. She enjoys time with family and friends, travel, adventure, and the outdoors.