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Ruby L. Belton, M.D.

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Appointment: (607) 324-8279

Office: (607) 385-3900

Fax: (607) 385-3164

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Dr. Ruby Belton is the first African-American female graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine. She hails from Crystal Springs, Mississippi.

Dr. Belton received her medical degree from UR in 1972, and completed her Internship (Medicine – Surgery Resident) at Strong Memorial Hospital and Radiology Residency at Rochester General Hospital, where she served as co-Chief Resident. Dr. Belton is a Breast Cancer Imaging Specialist with over 47 years of experience. Her clinical interests include all aspects of breast imaging (mammography, ultrasound, MRI), interventional breast procedures (stereotactic, ultrasound- and MRI-guided), and needle wire localizations (mammographic or ultrasound-guided). She is also experienced in interpretation of Genitourinary Imaging (plain films, ultrasound, body computed tomography) and Gyn imaging. Dr. Belton also has special interests in gastrointestinal imaging (contrast studies and body computed tomography).

She is Board certified in Diagnostic Radiology (1976).

Dr. Belton has served or serves in a leadership position in Mammography (including breast Interventional procedures) at four institutions in Rochester, NY (Unity Hospital, Rochester General Hospital, and briefly at Northside Radiology, and currently at UR Medicine facilities).

Dr. Belton is co-founder of a non-profit organization, Physicians and Laypersons Educational Associates of Greater Rochester, New York (PLEA of GRNY).

She serves as co-seminar director and lead lecturer for:
• PLEA of GRNY Annual City Wide Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Seminar
• PLEA of GRNY Annual City Wide Multidisciplinary Health Seminar in The Inner City

• Diagnostic Radiology - American Board of Radiology (1976)



Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1974 - 06/30/1976
Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Rochester General Hospital

07/01/1972 - 06/30/1973
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Rochester Medical Center

09/01/1968 - 05/31/1972
Medical School at University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry

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Macy Foundation Post-Baccalaureate Fellow
Location: Haverford College

National Medical Fellowship Awards

Pioneer of the Year Award
Sponsor: Black Bar Association

Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsor: Gamma Iota Boule Foundation

Selected by Rochester D&C: Interesting people of Rochester 2017/ 15 notables worth knowing

Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsor: Black Physicians Network of Rochester, NY

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Journal Articles

VanZandt TF, Belton RL. "Congenital absence of the left lobe of the liver: a radiologic diagnosis." Radiology.. 1983 Apr; 147(1):184.