Brian Samuel Englander, MD


  •  Chairman, Department of Radiology, Pennsylvania Hospital
  •  Egypt | Haiti | Israel | Mongolia | Romania | Sri Lanka | Vietnam
  •   Breast cancer | Women's health

Languages Spoken - English, Hebrew (moderate), Russian and Mongolian 


I am a diagnostic radiologist, with sub-specialization in breast imaging and intervention. I have a particular interest in addressing women's health inequities regionally and globally. I am Chair of the Department of Radiology at Pennsylvania Hospital. As a 2018 Eisenhower Fellow (USA), I visited Mongolia and Israel to understand cultural, religious, and ethnic barriers to health care, in particular breast cancer. I have created an NGO, Benek Global Health Project. I have worked on devices that offer inexpensive pre-screening alternatives to mammography. I am actively engaged in projects in Mongolia, Israel, Haiti, Romania, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Egypt.


I am working with the Haiti Clinic in Port au Prince to intersect with the accompaniment model developed by Partners in Health, in order to reduce barriers to breast and cervical cancer screening and to offer approaches and technology to diagnose and manage breast cancer.
I am working in Mongolia, with the National Cancer Center, to establish a breast cancer center in Ulaanbatar, and also with local physicians and hospital in Bayan Ulgi to optimize breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and management and to consider opportunities with mobile mammography.


Julie M. Clanahan, Sanjana Reddy, Robyn B. Broach, Anne F. Rositch, Benjamin O. Anderson, E. Paul Wileyto, Brian S. Englander, Ari D. Brooks Clinical utility of a hand-held scanner for breast cancer early detection and patient triage JCO Glob Oncol. 2020 Feb;6:27-34 doi: 10.1200/JGO.19.00205

Robyn B. Broach, Rula Geha, Brian S. Englander, Lucy, DeLaCruz, Holly Thrash, & Ari D. Brooks  A cost-effective handheld breast scanner for use in low-resource environments: a validation study World J. Surg Oncol. 2016 Oct 28;14(1):277. doi:10.1186/s12957-016-0122-2


Last Updated: 28 February 2022