With greater than 15 years experience as a breast imager and interventionalist, and bringing a dedicated and caring approach to each patient, Laura Kunberger M.D. is the Director of Partners Breast Diagnostic Center.
Dr. Kunberger served as Medical Director for Radiology at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and helped to establish SMH’s Breast Health Center. Now reading exclusively for Partners, Dr. Kunberger has read thousands of mammograms, ultrasounds, and MRIs and performed hundreds of breast biopsies and procedures. She is active in the local community, giving numerous presentations and participating in women’s health panels.
Dr. Kunberger received her Bachelor of Science degree from Williams College, and her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Miami and a fellowship in Body Imaging at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, with a focus on women’s imaging.
Among her employment positions, Dr. Kunberger has served as an Assistant Professor in Radiology and the Director of Medical Student Education in Radiology at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans. She has co-authored numerous journal publications and book chapters and has presented original research and didactic lectures at various national radiology conferences.
Key Office Contacts
Jennifer Matijevich is the Breast Center Supervisor. She is responsible for center operations and can assist you with scheduling, obtaining prior exams, insurance questions, and general questions about the center.
Janet Keane is the center’s nurse navigator. Janet will perform pre-biopsy screening and assists with biopsy and cyst aspirations. She is also able to answer general questions regarding your procedure.
Technologist – MRI & Mammography
Juana Verycken RT (R)(M) is our chief technologist. She performs the majority of breast MRI exams as well diagnostic and screening mammography. She is very experienced with the Aurora MRI and has years of breast imaging experience.
Technologist – Ultrasound (sonography)
Tonya Rees Mathis performs the majority of breast ultrasound procedures for Partners. Tonya is certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography as a Registered Ultrasound Technician and has years of experience as a breast sonographer.
The Partners Breast Diagnostic Center is an American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Center of Excellence, since 2013.
This is the highest designation provided to a breast imaging medical center and is your reassurance that you are working with a center that has a fully comprehensive breast screening and diagnostic program.