Pictured: Rachel P. Dultz, MD, FACS, Breast Surgical Specialists, LLC (left), and her partner,
Margaret Crivello, MD.
Rachel Dultz, MD, FACS, is a breast surgeon who serves on the Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) Foundation Board of Directors. For more than a decade, Dr. Dultz has been a regular financial supporter of a variety of PHCS initiatives, such as the Annual Fund, the Golf Outing, a 10K run, and the University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) Breast Health Center. Most recently, she generously supported the building of the new hospital through her contribution to the Design for Healing campaign. The PHCS Foundation is grateful to Dr. Dultz and other physician donors like her for making this important commitment that benefits the whole community.
In her professional life, Dr. Dultz is the Medical Director for UMCP’s Breast Health Center and 3rd-Year Surgical Clerkship Director at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, while also leading her own private surgical practice, which specializes in breast cancer. In addition, Dr. Dultz actively participates in community activities and frequently speaks at important conferences about breast conditions, and she has garnered many prestigious awards and honors for her dedication to the field. She also serves on the board of directors of Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey. In her spare time, Dr. Dultz enjoys running, biking, and playing golf.
Dr. Dultz is a busy physician leader with a passion. Every day, she seeks to improve the lives of those at risk of, facing, or surviving breast cancer. Dr. Dultz is so beloved by her patients that the PHCS Foundation frequently receives donations in her honor.
When the Foundation team had a chance to meet with Dr. Dultz about her experiences at the Breast Health Center, she spoke of the importance of reaching everyone in the community with a message about timely discovery of cancer: “It all comes down to early detection, which may make the difference between life and death. I want every person at risk of breast cancer in our region to know that early detection and treatment for breast cancer is available close to home at our two convenient outpatient imaging locations: the UMCP Breast Health Center in East Windsor and UMCP campus in Plainsboro. Our interdisciplinary team is exceptional: The National Accreditation Program for Breast Health Centers has accredited both sites, and the UMCP Breast Health Center is also among 5% of such centers in the country to have achieved the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation from the American College of Radiology. Our Breast Health Center is a state-of-the-art, 8,000-square-foot site where patients receive personal care in a spa-like environment.”
Both of our convenient breast health locations provide exceptional preventive care and rapid diagnostic services for all patients who need screening, and those diagnosed with breast cancer move quickly from testing to treatment and recovery while being aided by a certified breast health navigator who guides all aspects of care. PHCS’s effectiveness at meeting the screening needs of all patients, including the uninsured and underinsured, is close to the heart of Dr. Dultz. Of this priority, she told us: “I am delighted that UMCP’s Breast Health Center and Programs are able to make sure that everyone who may need these services knows about them through our Breast Education and Mammography (BEAM) program. The BEAM program is available to vulnerable persons living in pockets of suburban poverty, and it connects these patients through culturally sensitive community outreach to the care they need.”
“Many people don’t realize that we have a significant number of people in our communities facing tremendous barriers to care: language, literacy, transportation, poverty, and inadequate or no insurance. Many individuals are not adequately insured for a number of reasons. In fact, some who have insurance cannot afford their co-pays, not even for routine breast cancer screening and mammography.”
“Funding from our generous donors, individuals and organizations alike, enables us to provide vital screening services to all of our neighbors so that we have the potential to save lives through early detection. Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey, the Amy Foundation, and the Christina S. Walsh Breast Cancer Foundation make a tremendous impact on our ongoing ability to help everyone with this need. You too can help by participating in the events of these funders.”
Dr. Dultz has been joined by a new surgical associate, Margaret Crivello, MD, a board-certified surgeon, who, like Dr. Dultz, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. An experienced surgeon, researcher, and academic, Dr. Crivello has lectured and published nationally. Dr. Crivello is delighted to join Dr. Dultz in the mission to provide expert care close to home to ALL through the breast screening and diagnostic services available at the Breast Health Center and UMCP.
Many different charitable fundraising opportunities allow you to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer—such as walks, bike rides, Zumba charity events, comedy club benefits, and other fun and healthy activities. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and some events are coming up quickly. When participating, if you would like your efforts or those of your team to benefit Princeton HealthCare System’s Breast Health Programs, please be sure to ask the funders about this option (as allowed by the specific fundraiser and event, which may vary).
Our Breast Health Program offers:
- State-of-the-art digital mammography, providing fast, detailed images of the breast.
- Breast ultrasounds for further evaluation of breast abnormalities.
- Ultrasound-guided biopsies and other advanced procedures that are used to promptly evaluate masses and other abnormalities.
- At the UMCP campus, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), with results read by a board-certified radiologist.
- Dedicated Breast Tumor Board: An interdisciplinary team of UMCP physicians and care providers who review and discuss patients’ diagnoses and care plans.
- Coordination of follow-up consultations for surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, plastic surgery, or other specialized breast-related care.Genetic counseling.
- Educational services and support groups.
Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Events
Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey 21st Annual Komen CSNJ Race for the Cure
Christina S. Walsh Breast Cancer Foundation 3rd Annual Zumbathon
“Take a Swing at Breast Cancer” Golf Outing
10th Annual Comedy Benefit Show
The Amy Foundation 6th Annual 5K Walk for Diane for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer
8th Annual Ride for Amy for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer
|Please visit the following websites for additional information on our funders and their many exciting events and programs: The Amy Foundation:http://www.theamyfoundation.org
Christina S. Walsh Breast Cancer Foundation:http://www.christinaswalshbcf.org
Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey:http://www.komencsnj.org
Article as seen in Foundation News Fall 2014.