Dr. Scarlett Receives "Healthcare Innovator" Award

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September 25, 2018

Dr. Scarlett Receives "Healthcare Innovator" Award

On September 13, Dr. Bill Scarlett, Director of Surgical Services at Holy Redeemer Health System, was named a recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2018 Health Care Innovator Awards. Dr. Scarlett was honored for pioneering state-of-the-art breast reconstruction procedures for breast cancer survivors.

What makes him a health care innovator? Dr Scarlett is employing new methods to provide implants to breast cancer survivors. He is the only doctor in Philadelphia to use the AirXpander for breast reconstruction, a non-invasive tool that stretches skin to accommodate breast implants following a mastectomy. He is also pioneering the use of the SkinFibrometer for a new method he has developed to objectively measure capsular contracture in patients with breast implants. Capsular contracture is a complication where scar tissue forms a hard capsule around breast implants. Last November, Scarlett obtained a patent for the use of low-level laser therapy to help treat capsular contracture. He also performs nipple-saving breast reconstruction, a new and uncommon option for patients undergoing mastectomies. Scarlett has co-founded a research company in the Philadelphia area, the The SGM Physicians Research Consortium, to assist physicians who are not working in an academic setting, but are interested in participating in research trials.

Dr. Scarlett was selected among many nominations in all sectors of the health care industry including: hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, health insurance providers, biotech, medical device manufacturers, and other life science organizations. Innovations included people creating the new idea, companies developing them, programs instituted, products developed and more.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Scarlett and his work


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