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Dr. Larry Killebrew


Dr. Larry Killebrew

Troubling statistics from the American Cancer Society indicating 40,000 women dying annually from breast cancer prompted Dr. Larry Killebrew to open Oklahoma’s first dedicated women's imaging center for the purpose of breast cancer screening and diagnosis in 1986.  Today, he continues his quest to promote early detection in an effort to help reduce the number of needless breast cancer deaths.

A board certified radiologist since 1975, Dr. Killebrew has been specializing in mammography and early detection of breast cancer for over 20 years. He received his B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Pre-Med from the University of Oklahoma and his M.D. from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. Dr. Killebrew’s medical internship was served at Long Beach Memorial Hospital (University of California at Irvine) and his medical residency was completed in 1974 at the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His certifications include; Diplomate, State Board of Oklahoma for M.D. in 1970 and Diplomate, American Board of Radiology in 1975. Dr. Killebrew previously served as Director of Radiology at Bethany General Hospital from 1984 to 1999.

In 1988, Dr. Killebrew was among five noted radiologists selected to participate in a three-year mammography study for Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. (Results from the medical study, “Enhancing and Evaluating Diagnostic Accuracy,” were published in MEDICAL DECISION MAKING in 1991).

In 1992, Dr. Killebrew performed the first Mammotest stereotactic guided core biopsy in Oklahoma. This highly accurate procedure is the standard of care for the definitive diagnosis of breast cancer. This image guided breast biopsy has virtually replaced the traditional surgical biopsy which required general anesthesia in a hospital setting.  The patient can return immediately to their normal activities and receive a diagnosis within 24-36 hours. Dr. Killebrew has become a nationally recognized authority on the stereotactic guided core biopsy and is co-author of the most comprehensive study demonstrating its accuracy (“Percutaneous Large-Core Biopsy: A Multi-Institutional Study” RADIOLOGY Vol. 193, November 1994).

In February 2002, Dr. Killebrew became the first physician in the Southern United States to adopt the InTact (formerly known as En-bloc) Biopsy System into his clinical practice. And he was instrumental in the development of the Intact Biopsy System which was FDA approved in January 2002. Intact can be used either stereotacticly or as an ultrasound biopsy procedure. In December 2002, Dr. Killebrew participated in one of the most prestigious medical conferences in the country, “Breast Imaging into the 21st Century/Futuristic Technology for Diagnosing and Curing Breast Cancer,” where he presented the first Intact paper. Currently, he teaches this new procedure to other breast radiologists throughout the country. This latest technology has been adopted at Mayo Clinic and the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa.

Starting a center dedicated to the healthcare needs of women, it was only natural for Dr. Killebrew to turn his attention to yet another one of their healthcare concerns, that of Osteoporosis. The center has been providing Osteoporosis Screening since 1997, using the DEXA Bone Densitometry Scan.

In addition to Dr. Killebrew's national recognition he has received local recognition as a pioneer and innovator in his field.  In 2007 Project Woman Coalition recognized him with the first ever Pioneer Award.  The Journal Record recognized Dr. Killebrew in March 2008 as an Innovator of the Year honoree for in the field of healthcare for his innovative approach to bring the highest level of quality mammography available today to Oklahoma women with the state's first statewide mobile mammography screening program. He developed this program in 1989 and it has grown to incorporate onsite access to digital mammography screening for corporations, rural towns and hospitals.

Dr. Killebrew and his family live in Oklahoma City. He is the proud father of five children, Steve, Lori, Joanna, Caleb, and adopted son Skylar. He has two granddaughters, Alexis and Willow.

Founder
Dr. Larry Killebrew Radiologist

Radiologists

Dr. Paula Deupree
Medical Director

Dr. Richard Falk

Dr. Glenna Young


Executive Director

Debbie Clark


Locations
Northwest OKC
13509 N. Meridian
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
(405) 755-CARE (2273)
Fax (405) 755-8408

South OKC
2601 S.W. 119th, Suite A
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
(405) 814-CARE (2273)
Fax (405)814-1010

Mobile Mammography Program/ Corporate Onsite Screenings
(800) 422-4626 ext. 112

Risk Assessments
Stephanie Wimberley


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