Physician returns home

WEIRTON – She’s the only surgeon in the Weirton-Steubenville-U.S. Route 22 Corridor area devoted exclusively to breast surgery, and she has quickly made a name for herself here as a leader in her field.

Dr. Carol Slomksi, a Mingo Junction native, is now seeing new patients at her new Weirton Medical Center Medical Office Building location and will also be accepting new patients at her Paris, Pa., office in the coming weeks.

Slomski was valedictorian at Steubenville Central Catholic High School before earning her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude, from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati and graduating the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Upon graduating from Pitt, she completed her residency in surgery at West Virginia University. Slomski has not only performed countless breast surgeries during the past 30 years, she has spent much of her time as an instructor and associate dean of medical education at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. She is currently an adjunct associate professor at Temple University School of Medicine. Slomski is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

She returns home as a key member of the WMC breastcare team, complete with a full complement of physicians, nurses and technologists focused exclusively on breast health. WMC is the only Steubenville-Weirton-U.S. Route 22 Corridor area hospital currently offering the latest, state-of-the-art 2-D mammography and stereotactic breast biopsy units. But it is not stopping there. In the coming days, WMC will be unveiling its new digital breast tomosynthesis unit, which is the newest 3-D technology available. Tomo mammography allows physicians to view the breast layer by layer and provides them with a clearer image of breast tissue which can help distinguish superimposed tissue from real abnormalities, thus decreasing the need for further examinations. This technology may also find smaller cancers at earlier stages.

In another major move to solidify itself as the leader in health care in the corridor, in recent weeks, WMC has welcomed two leading obstetrics/gynecology physicians in the area, Drs. Tina Cutone and Rachel Gilman, to the WMC family.

Cutone and Gilman, of All About Women Health Associates, are now performing procedures at WMC and are expected to see patients as early as this spring in a newly designed, state-of-the-art facility located inside Weirton Medical Center’s Medical Office Building.

Cutone is a Weirton native and has been practicing obstetrics/gynecology in the Weirton-Steubenville community since 1999. She’s a West Virginia University School of Medicine graduate. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Cutone is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and specializes in total women’s health. Her particular areas of interest include treatment of urinary incontinence and pelvic surgery.

Gilman is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She completed her family practice residency at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, Pa.

After working as a family physician, she returned to complete a second residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. She is board certified in family practice and obstetrics and gynecology. Gilman specializes in total women’s health. Her particular areas of interest include obstetrics, women’s wellness and adolescent gynecology.

According to David Artman, WMC director of operations, “In the very near future, we will be bringing in additional OB/GYN physicians here to WMC to complement the services of these premiere physicians. So we are very pleased to be growing to better serve the women of the area.”

Also in the coming months, WMC will unveil its plans for a high-risk OB department in addition to its already growing commitment to pediatrics.

“As you can tell, we see a lot of growth opportunity in the Weirton-Steubenville-U.S. Route 22 Corridor area. And while we are committed to the health and well-being of all those who walk through our doors, we see a lot of opportunities for growth in the area of women and children. So we are investing a lot of time, talent and dollars to ensure we have everything you need for your family right here at WMC,” says Kelli McCoy, director of communications.