Alexandra S. Heerdt, MD, MPH, FACS

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Breast surgeon Alexandra Heerdt talks about the unique blend of medical expertise and long-lasting relationships with physicians and staff available to patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering.


I am a board-certified surgeon with clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating breast cancer. I am investigating the use of exercise to help control weight gain in women who are undergoing chemotherapy and to help prevent lymphedema in women. I am also involved in training young physicians in ways to communicate with patients and their families in a sensitive and productive manner.

Appointments for New Patients
Clinical Expertise

Breast Disease

Languages Spoken

MD, Jefferson Medical College; MPH, Columbia University School of Public Health


The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center


Sloan Kettering Institute

Board Certifications


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Publications by Alexandra S. Heerdt


 Book Chapters
“Diagnosis of hernias of the abdominal wall.” Heerdt AS, Wantz GE. In:  Current Diagnosis. 8th ed. Conn RB, ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 1991.

“Insertion of mediport catheters.” Heerdt AS. In: Multidisciplinary Atlas of Breast Surgery. Kinne DW, ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven; 1997.

“Risk factors, screening, and prevention.” Heerdt A. In: Breast Diseases.  Borgen PI, Hill ADK, eds. Georgetown: Landes Bioscience; 2000.

“Breast cancer.” McCormick B, Hudis C, Heerdt A, Borgen P, Dershaw DD, Tan LK, Perez CA, Taylor ME. In: Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology. 3rd ed. Hoskins WJ, Perez CA, Young RC, eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2000.

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