Doctor of Medicine: Tulane University School of Medicine
Residency in Radiology: Louisiana State University Medical Center
Advanced Certification: Certified, American Board of Radiology
Specialty: Breast Imaging/PET CT
Mary Beth Lobrano, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, moved to New Orleans in 1990 to attend Tulane Medical School. In 1998, she completed a diagnostic radiology residency at LSU, most of which took place in Charity Hospital. "Charity was an amazing place to learn and gain experience," states Lobrano, who laments the closure of the famous hospital. She spent two years teaching at LSU after finishing her residency, then moved to private practice, arriving at EJGH in the spring of 2000. Her interest in PET/CT dates back to 2002, when the first non-mobile PET/CT scanner in the state was installed at EJ. "Over the past 10 years, PET/CT has changed the way we image cancer patients, and it's changed the way we treat cancer patients," Lobrano notes. "The metabolic information from PET/CT allows us to determine if a certain treatment is effective, so that ineffective treatments can be stopped earlier, and new therapy initiated."
Dr. Lobrano, her husband Jerry and their two teenage sons live in Plaquemines Parish, where she serves as Assistant Coroner.