Thomas Kolb, M.D. Thomas Kolb, M.D. has been on the faculty of numerous medical educational meetings, and he has lectured throughout the U.S. and internationally on the topic of breast cancer detection and diagnosis, including at the New York Academy of Sciences and the Radiological Society of North America. In 1998, Dr. Kolb published the first contemporary study detailing the use of screening breast ultrasound to detect cancers, and in 2002 his publication describing the performance characteristics of mammography, clinical breast examination and ultrasound was awarded the Scientific Paper of the year by the American Medical Association. Dr. Kolb is currently a principal investigator of the North American Digital Breast Tomosynthesis project, which is analyzing a novel mammographic technology that acquires multiplanar images of the breasts.