Dr Maria Vanessa Atienza-Hipolito FRANZCR
Director/Principal Breast Imaging Specialist
Dr Vanessa Atienza-Hipolito FRANZCR is a highly accomplished Clinical Breast and Interventional Radiologist and solopreneur based in Cottesloe, Western Australia. With over 23 years of experience in Radiology, she is a qualified and fellowship-trained subspecialist in Breast and Musculoskeletal Imaging, Interventional and Vascular Radiology, and Paediatric Radiology. She is the Clinical Director and Business Owner of Women’s & Breast Imaging (WBI), a specialized imaging centre for women’s and breast imaging, where she delivers high-quality care to her patients.
Dr Vanessa is also a passionate educator and Adjunct Clinical Senior Lecturer at Curtin University, The University of Western Australia, and Edith Cowan University. She has a wealth of experience in teaching, mentoring, and supervising radiology trainees and medical students in her area of expertise. Dr Vanessa has co-authored four book anthologies, including Courage and Confidence: What It Really Takes To Succeed in Business, Global Girls – Find Your Thing, The Power To Rise Above, and Women Leading the Way, demonstrating her commitment to sharing her knowledge and experience with others.
Dr Vanessa Atienza-Hipolito FRANZCR is also involved in supervising and training sonographers, providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver high-quality care to patients. She is committed to upskilling student sonographers and has been actively involved in their training, mentoring, and supervision. Her dedication to education has helped to improve the quality of care provided by sonographers, ensuring that patients receive the best possible outcomes. Dr Vanessa’s involvement in training and mentoring the next generation of sonographers demonstrates her commitment to advancing the field of radiology and improving patient outcomes.
In recognition of her outstanding achievements, Dr Vanessa has received numerous awards, including the Millennial Achiever Award presented by the Filipino Australian Club of Perth (2019), the People’s Choice Gold Award for the ‘Making A Difference (Local Community)’ category presented by AusMumpreneur (2021), and the People’s Choice Silver Award for the ‘Health and Well-being’ category presented by AusMumpreneur (2021). She was also named Breast Radiologist of the Year presented by the Radiology Awards (2022). In April 2023, Dr Vanessa won global awards, including Women changing the world – Women in Medicine category (Silver) and Women changing the world People’s choice awards – Health and Well-being category (Bronze), and was a finalist for the Australian Small Business Champion Awards Doctors’ Surgery category.
Dr Vanessa is a dedicated and compassionate physician who strives to improve the health and wellbeing of her patients. She is an accomplished academic and a respected leader in her field, whose contributions have been recognized both locally and internationally.
Dr Vanessa is a triathlete, wife, mother, and a well-respected Breast Imaging Specialist. She is committed to saving lives by spreading awareness about the importance of preventative medicine and early detection of breast cancer using advanced mammogram and ultrasound screening technologies available at WBI. Her mission is to empower women to take charge of their health and wellbeing by providing the highest level of care to her patients. Dr Vanessa is also an international and national academic and motivational speaker, providing practical strategies on self-care, self-compassion, resilience, and overcoming difficulties.
In addition to her professional pursuits, Dr Vanessa is actively involved in various community and charity initiatives. She volunteers her time and expertise to raise awareness about breast cancer and women’s health issues and has participated in numerous fundraising events for breast cancer research and support services. Dr Vanessa is also passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion in the healthcare industry and is actively involved in mentoring and supporting women in medicine and other healthcare professions. She believes in empowering women to take leadership roles and make a positive impact in their fields.
Dr Vanessa’s dedication and commitment to her profession, patients, and community make her a highly respected and admired figure in the healthcare industry. Her passion for promoting women’s health and wellbeing and her commitment to excellence continue to inspire and motivate others to follow in her footsteps.
Learn more about Dr Vanessa and her achievements by visiting her profile on L.A. Style Magazine’s Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs list presented by WO3. https://lastylemagazine.com/featured/top50femaleentrepreneurs-presentedbywo3/
You can find Dr Vanessa on Instagram as @dr.vanessa.atienza.hipolito, on Facebook as Dr Vanessa Atienza-Hipolito, on Twitter as @DrVanessaAH, and on LinkedIn as Dr Vanessa Atienza-Hipolito. Her website is www.drvanessaa.com and the link to her profile is linktr.ee/drvanessaatienzahipolito. Dr Vanessa’s commitment to women’s health is evident through her business, WBI, which can be found at www.wbi.net.au
Stephane Van Zyl
Admin Assistant/ Medical Transcriptionist