Dr Vanessa Atienza-Hipolito FRANZCR is the Clinical Director, Specialist of Breast Imaging and Intervention and business owner of Women’s & Breast Imaging (WBI), Cottesloe, Western Australia. She is an Adjunct Clinical Senior Lecturer, Clinical Supervisor, OSCE examiner and Clinician-Student Mentor at the Curtin University, as well as The University of Western Australia.
Dr Vanessa completed her Radiology training in the Philippines and undertook sub-specialty fellowship training in Breast Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Interventional and Vascular Radiology at Royal Perth Hospital and Sir Charles Gardner Hospital. Additionally Dr Vanessa completed further training in Paediatric Radiology at Princes Margaret Hospital, in Perth Western Australia.
In June 2019, Dr Vanessa was awarded the Millennial Achiever Award presented by Filipino Australian Club of Perth, and in 2021 was named Ausmumpreneur of the year, in the Peoples Choice category, and Health and Wellbeing.
Her commitment to breast care has taken her out of the clinical environment, and into the online space, to create a platform which complements Dr Vanessa's clinical services. As of 2022, She has launched two books, is a founding member of The Brilliant Foundation, and works closely in supporting the Ladybird Foundation.
She is married with a son and daughter and contributes actively to her community in numerous ways by providing pro bono health education, ensuring they have access to current information on optimal care for breast health and the best available breast imaging technology.
In her spare time, Dr Vanessa loves singing in the choir, triathlon, swimming in the ocean, running, cycling, playing tennis, playing scrabble game with the family, and travelling. She has completed half marathon races in Budapest, Hungary and Bordeaux. She is eager to do more “run-cation” and “ocean swim-cation” in the future.