KANSAS CITY — Mark Malley sat in the Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat May 25, at the Kansas City Royals game. The doctor was honored in the seat for his outstanding career in women’s health as the co-founder of Kansas City’s first women’s imaging center, Imaging for Women, located at U.S. Highway 169 and Englewood Road, according to a press release.

In 1981, Malley applied for and was accepted into the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He obtained his degree in 1985. He found radiology his greatest medical interest and stayed in Columbia for his four-year diagnostic radiology program. After working at other locations, Malley opened Imaging for Women in 1997.

Malley and Phyllis Fulk of Farley founded the clinic and pioneered the approach of same-day patient work-up for women with breast problems so they receive their results before they leave the clinic, states the release.

Malley is recognized as an innovator in the industry for automated breast ultrasound for women who have dense breast tissue. Since 1997, Malley has performed more than 700,000 procedures for women needing care.

According to the Royals, to honor Buck O’Neil, who had an impact on the world of baseball and the lives of everyday people he touched, the Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat program fills Buck’s Seat for every home game with a member of the community who embodies an aspect of O’Neil’s spirit.