Great News about SonoCine Automated Breast Ultrasound — A Message from Dr. Kevin Kelly

Many of us have wondered — who will replace Dr. Kevin Kelly when he officially retires? I am happy to share this message I received from Dr. Kelly’s office via email this week…

To My Dear Patients,

As you know, my medical practice has been devoted to early detection of small, easily treatable breast cancers with yearly SonoCiné exams. I began slowly transitioning this past year towards retirement; and now, though the time has come for me to step away from the day-to-day reading of exams, you need not be concerned about your ongoing breast health. Assuring that you feel personally cared for and in safe hands remains my undiminished mission; and so, January 3rd 2023, taking my place to read your SonoCiné exams and any needed follow-ups is Dr. Meghna Krishnan (Dr. Meg). Our location will remain the same, and Isabel, our ultrasound sonographer, will continue performing your exams under my supervision. 

Dr. Krishnan is a warm and highly intelligent physician who provides patient-centric, individualized care to her patients. We think the world of her and know you will too. Her knowledge, competence and caring are exemplary and it is with utter certainty that I leave you in the best possible hands. That my wife and daughter will be Dr. Krishnan’s patients going forward attests to my utter confidence in her. In addition to reading SonoCiné scans for two other sites for some time now, over the past three months, Dr. Krishnan and I have double read hundreds of SonoCiné exams together, which has provided me the opportunity to personally verify her excellence in reading and reporting the exams. 

Dr. Krishnan is a breast imaging, fellowship trained, American Board of Radiology certified radiologist. After completing diagnostic radiology residency at Yale University School of Medicine, she graduated with fellowships in breast imaging and abdominal imaging from Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University. She has over 10 years post-fellowship practice as a breast imaging radiologist. Dr. Krishnan is excited to provide SonoCiné’s advanced, state-of-the-art, radiation-and-pain-free ultrasound technology to detect cancerous lesions in their earliest, most treatable stages. Her desire is to save as many lives as possible. 

I wish each of you a long and healthy life; and if you choose to honor my wish, you can easily do so by scheduling your annual SonoCiné exam, and encouraging friends and family to do the same. We are currently accepting new patients for annual SonoCiné exams, anyone experiencing any breast issues or concerns, as well as those who wish to have a second opinion on a recent finding. [Breast Ultrasound Center, Pasadena, CA]

Thank you for the trust you have placed in me, and I hope you will continue to feel that trust – in me, Dr. Krishnan, the Breast Ultrasound Center, and the SonoCiné exam.

If you have any questions or wish to reach out, please email me at and I will happily respond.

It has been an honor to serve as your breast radiologist and I wish you all much happiness and good health. 

 Kevin M. Kelly, M.D.


A note of appreciation from Donna Pinto:

Dear Dr. Kelly:

Thank you for your integrity, honesty, wisdom and skills as a radiologist.

Thank you for being a tremendous part of my educational journey.

Thank you for coming to San Diego to speak at an event I hosted in 2015: “Beyond Breast Cancer Awareness: What Women Really Need to Know.

Thank you for inspiring me to write and share about SonoCine:

Bye-Bye Mammograms: Hello SonoCiné Ultrasound

Enjoy your retirement!

With love and admiration,

Donna Pinto


Listen to Dr. Kelly’s Ted Talk:

Ask your primary care doctor or OB/GYN to order a SonoCine ultrasound!

About Donna Pinto

I am originally from New Jersey and moved to Los Angeles with my family at age 12. After graduating from San Diego State University with a BA in Journalism, I had a short-stint in magazine advertising sales before landing my "dream job" with Club Med. For two years I worked at resorts in Mexico, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic and Colorado. My husband Glenn & I met in Ixtapa, Mexico and we embarked on a two year honeymoon around the world. This was also a research project for a book we wrote called "When The Travel Bug Bites: Creative Ways to Earn, Save and Stay Abroad." I am also the author of a quote book for new graduates -- "Cheatnotes on Life: Lessons From The Classroom of Life." In 1997, we settled in San Diego and I was blessed to work part-time from home for non-profit organizations while raising our two boys. In 2010, a DCIS diagnosis changed my life. DCIS 411 is the culmination of my on-going journey and discoveries.
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1 Response to Great News about SonoCine Automated Breast Ultrasound — A Message from Dr. Kevin Kelly

  1. Kirsten says:

    Thank you for sharing Donna!


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