John S. Farrell – speaker 2022 Fall

John S. Farrell, M.D,  Associate Radiologist, Geisinger; Assistant Professor of Radiology, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Work place:  Geisinger

lecture title:  Breast Cancer Screening in 2022:  What We Need to Know

Discuss the role of the Radiologist-Technologist relationship as a key element in achieving excellence in patient care

Review the epidemiology of breast cancer

Review current recommendations for breast cancer screening

Discuss breast density and its implications for screening

Discuss legislation that has influenced breast cancer screening in Pennsylvania


John Scott Farrell, M.D. is a 1992 graduate of Scranton Preparatory School and a 1996 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Scranton.  He attended Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and graduated cum laude in 2000.  He completed a transitional year internship at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in 2001, followed by a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital from 2001 to 2005. He remained at Jefferson for a year of fellowship training in Neuroradiology, Musculoskeletal MRI, and Body MRI.

He returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania in 2006 and practiced Radiology in a private group for nearly 10 years.  In 2016, he joined Geisinger as an Associate in Radiology in the Northeast Platform.  He specializes in breast imaging and breast interventional procedures.  He is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

He was the recipient of the North Campus Professor of the Year award at GCSOM for the 2015-2016 and 2017-2018 academic years.  In 2021, he was the recipient of the The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award as well as the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award.