Internship and Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Fellowship: Georgetown University Medical Center, Body Imaging
Dr. Jill Wruble, DO is a board-certified, fellowship-trained diagnostic radiologist who serves as a staff radiologist at the Veterans Medical Center in West Haven, Connecticut. She is a member of the faculty of both Yale Medical School and the University of Connecticut Medical school as a Clinical Assistant Professor.
She is involved in building professional and public awareness of, and developing solutions for, the substantial problem of medical overdiagnosis and overtreatment..This current professional focus emanates from experience with the phenomenon of “incidentalomas” – findings of apparent abnormalities that are incidental to the original objective of a radiological study and that generate a cascade of additional tests for, and treatments of, indolent conditions. She moderated a blue-ribbon panel on "Incidentalomas" at the VA Health Care Summit at The Press Club in Washington, D.C. in June 2013 and presented a related TEDx talk at UPENN in April 2014. She has emphasized the critical weighing and reporting of medical evidence and has served as an organizer and contact point for a segment of the medical community and media concerned with overtreatment and related issues of screening for cancer and other conditions.
Dr. Wruble is a member of the National Cancer Institute's PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board
which is responsible for reviewing and updating National Cancer Institute's database containing current cancer information fro the public and health professionals. The PDQ summary process helps NCI fulfill, in part, information dissemination requirements specified in federal legislation. Because NCI is viewed as a source of authoritative cancer information, it must ensure that the information it disseminates is comprehensive, scrupulously accurate, and unbiased. Every other month Board members review the summaries and suggest changes and revisions to the summaries. The database contains: 1) peer-reviewed, evidence-based cancer information summaries for health professionals and patients in the areas of cancer genetics, screening, prevention, treatment of adults and children, supportive care, and complementary and alternative medicine; 2) a list of cancer clinical trials; 3) a directory of genetics professionals who provide services to those individuals who may be at a higher risk of developing cancer; and 4) three dictionaries.
Dr. Wruble is very involved in resident education; in addition to supervising Yale residents, she is a frequent guest lecturer, and she serves as a member of the Resident Education Committee of the American Osteopathic Association, is an American Osteopathic Board of Radiology Certification Exam Team Member and has participated in drafting the gastrointestinal and genitourinary board exam sections. She served as an ACR Curriculum reviewer and is member of the board of directors of the National Association of Veterans Physicians and Dentists.(NAVADP). .
Her clinical experience includes CT, US, MSK and Body MRI, PACS and voice-recognition; in-house nighthawk service covering multiple, high-volume hospitals, nuclear medicine (including cardiac and PET), women’s breast imaging and interventions and US and CT guided interventional procedures in highly respected, high-volume private practices, private tele-radiology practice, and military and VA hospitals .Dr. Wruble had previously served in private radiology practices in the Minneapolis and District of Columbia areas, moving with family requirements. Before that, she was a physician in the United States Army
Dr. Wruble is a graduate of Williams College and the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She served in the United States Army Medical Corps, including a tour as a general medical officer at the 43rd Mash, Korea, and completed her internship and residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C,. She subsequently accepted a fellowship in body imaging at the Georgetown University Medical Center. She retired from the Army with rank of major.
In her non-professional hours, Dr. Wruble is a guitarist . Other substantial interests include interest in women’s issues, story telling and sports medicine. She is a triathlete, road cyclist and marathoner who has participated in challenging events , including the Mt. Washington bike race, Tough Mudder and the 132 mile six-gap bike climb in Vermiont. She is married with two children and the stepmother of three others.
TEDx link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrjx8ikME7Q
Education & Training
- DONew York College of Osteopathic Medicine (1987)
- BAwilliams college, biology (1983)
- Body Imaging FellowshipGeorgetown University Medical Center
- Internship and ResidencyWalter Reed Army Medical Center