When you come to Victory Breast Diagnostics & Women's Imaging, you can rest assured that you are in the best of hands.
Our radiologist is board licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and board certified by the American Board of Radiology. Upon graduation from medical school, she completed a residency training program in diagnostic radiology. Following residency, she then completed her fellowship training in breast imaging and interventional diagnostic breast procedures. Dr. Gaskill is dedicated to your breast health, therefore specializing in interpretation of women's imaging. She uses the newest technology to aid in the interpretation and diagnosis of breast cancer, as mentioned above.
All of our technologists are registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in general radiography. In addition, each technologist has attended additional courses specific to mammography and have attained their ARRT certification in mammography. They also maintain licenses with the Texas Department of State Health Services in medical radiologic technology and mammography. They are dedicated to producing the best images possible for interpretation.
Our ultrasound technologists are registered with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (A.R.D.M.S.). They are experienced in Women's Imaging and maintain continuing education to remain current in the field of ultrasound.
Our entire center staff is dedicated giving you a positive and pleasant experience. We have a simple and user-friendly registration process to minimize your time spent filling out paperwork. And, since it is all electronic, updating information from year to year will be even easier.
Susan C. Gaskill, M.D.
Dr. Gaskillís road to becoming a clinical breast radiologist was a gradual process, woven in life experiences, a journey of faith, and her background as a critical care nurse. She was born and raised in Houston and graduated from Bellaire High School in 1975. She attended The University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelors Degree in Nursing with honors in 1979. After completing nursing school, she worked in intensive care at Hermann Hospital, but it wasnít long before she made the decision to return to school to become a doctor.
While working as a nurse at Hermann, she completed her premedical requirements at Houston Baptist University and entered The University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1983. Dr. Gaskill was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and received The Faculty Wives Club Scholarship, and The Janet M. Glascow academic achievement award. She completed a residency in radiology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas in 1991.
During the final years of her radiology training, she had the opportunity to rotate through the newly founded Susan G. Komen Breast Center where she had the opportunity to interface with women undergoing imaging tests and biopsies to determine if they had breast cancer. It was the fear in their eyes that touched her heart and fueled her passion to help these women through the process. Dr. Gaskill seized the opportunity to implement her nursing skills, listening to them and offering words of encouragement and support. She was distressed when radiologists at the breast center refused to discuss the imaging findings and management options directly with the women at the time of their appointments at the breast center, reinforcing the perception that radiologists just sit in dark rooms reading x-rays. She was thrilled at the opportunity for hands-on, face-to-face contact with patients while applying the diagnostic skills she was learning. These experiences inspired Dr. Gaskill to subspecialize in the new and growing field of breast imaging and led her to become the first fellow in breast imaging at the Susan G. Komen Breast Center at Baylor Dallas in 1992.
After completing her fellowship training, she served as the medical director of the Womenís Diagnostic Center at Medical City Dallas Hospital before returning to the Houston Clear Lake area in 1999, where she practiced through October 2005. Dr. Gaskill has since been serving as the interim Medical Director at the Baylor Womenís Imaging Center in Plano, Texas, for the purpose of learning new technology and its implementation, most importantly, digital mammography and dedicated breast MRI. Her vision is to bring these new tools in the fight against breast cancer to the women of the Bay Area, and to present them in a compassionate, comfortable, personalized atmosphere. She named our new facility Victory Breast Diagnostics and Womenís Imaging, because of its location near the Victory Lakes community in League City, and to serve as a reminder that winning is the only option. The facility will deliver comprehensive expert care with a team approach, which she credits to the lessons she learned as a critical care nurse and mother of four children.
Cheryl L. Parish, R.T. (R) (M)
Chief Operating Officer
Cheryl Parish grew up in Alvin , Texas and graduated from Alvin High School in 1983. She received her Applied Associates of Science degree at the University of Texas Health Science School in 1985. She has not only been a registered technologist with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in general radiography since 1989, but Cheryl has also attended additional courses specific to mammography, and has maintained an ARRT certification in mammography since 1991.
Along with her education, Cheryl holds licenses from the Texas Department of State Health Services in medical radiologic technology and mammography. Her management experience is extensive; From a Clear Lake Area Breast Center with skills in mammography, quality control, as well as ultrasound and stereotactic biopsy procedures. During this time, she was privileged to work with Dr. Susan Gaskill for over 6 years delivering breast health with a team approach. Cheryl Parish will serve as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Victory Breast Diagnostics & Women’s Imaging Center. Cheryl’s commitment focuses on striving to treat patients as though they are a member of her family.
Cheryl lives in the Friendswood area with her husband and two children.