Serving British Columbia with excellence as a radiologist, Dr. Linda Warren has distinguished herself as one of the driving forces behind the founding and continued excellence of the Screening Mammography Program of B.C.
Her strong leadership resulted in a world-class screening program – North America’s first – which has since served as a model for jurisdictions around the world.
Dr. Warren worked hard to promote the concept of screening and to encourage other jurisdictions to follow British Columbia’s lead.
Her leadership in this field began with individual initiative, as Dr. Warren travelled at her own expense to visit world leaders in the field of mass screening – in Sweden and San Francisco.
She brought back knowledge of how to introduce high quality, low cost, life saving screening mammography at a province-wide level, and campaigned hard for its introduction in B.C., which took place in 1988.
Working today as B.C.’s Provincial Chief Screening Radiologist, Dr. Warren contributes to the ongoing administration of the program, and to province-wide education on breast cancer screening.
Dr. Warren is a clinical professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of British Columbia. In this role, she has been responsible for training most of the radiologist’s currently practicing radiology in the province.