Patricia Anstett, a long-time Detroit medical writer and author of a unique new breast cancer surgery book, is one of five journalists inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. They will be honored April 9 in East Lansing.
The others inducted are include two John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press urban affairs writer and author, and David Gilkey, a former Free Press photographer killed on assignment last year in Afghanistan for NPR; Detroit News investigator reporter Stephen Cain; and Mary Kramer, editor, Crain’s Detroit Business.
The award cited Anstett’s long career covering mammography improvements in Michigan and breast cancer advances; investigative reporting that led to the removal of the chief urologist at the University of Michigan for serious expense account violations; and her book, published this year with photography by Detroit Free Press photographer Kathleen Galligan.
Left: Anstett on assignment in San Antonio to watch breast reconstruction surgery.