Lisa M. Sclafani, MD, FACS

Director of Surgical Services, Regional Network
Pictured: Lisa Sclafani

Breast cancer surgeon Lisa Sclafani, who practices at Memorial Sloan Kettering Commack, wants newly diagnosed patients to leave her office with hope and with a plan of action for treating the cancer.


I am a surgical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. My particular interests include the psychosocial aspects of breast cancer,the genetics of breast cancer and multidisciplinary care. As breast-cancer treatment has become less focused on radical surgery and more focused on multimodality care, I believe coordinated care at a dedicated cancer center like Memorial Sloan Kettering is essential. Bringing this high-quality coordinated care to Long Island is my aim at Memorial Sloan Kettering Commack.

Clinical Expertise

Breast Cancer; Sentinel-Node Biopsy; Skin-Sparing Mastectomy; Intraoperative Radiation

Languages Spoken

MD, New York University School of Medicine


Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications


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Publications by Lisa M. Sclafani


Book Chapters
 “Multidisciplinary training for breast surgical oncology.” Kuerer HM, Pass HA, Simmons R, Sclafani L. In: Kuerer’s Breast Surgical Oncology. Kuerer H,ed. New York: McGraw Hill; 2008.

“Central duct exploration for nipple discharge.”  Sclafani L. In: Kuerer’s Breast Surgical Oncology. Kuerer H, ed. New York: McGraw Hill; 2008.

“Nutritional support in the gynecologic oncology patient.” Sclafani L, Brennan MF. In: Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology. Hoskins WJ, Perez CA, Young RC, eds. Philedelphia: JB Lippincott; 1992.

“Nutritional support of the critically ill cancer patient.” Sclafani L, Lowry SF. In: Critical Care of the Cancer Patient. 2nd ed. Groeger J, ed. Chicago: Yearbook Medical Publishers; 1991.

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