Virgilio Sacchini, MD

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Breast cancer surgeon Virgilo Sacchini talks about the importance of surgery and the team approach in personalizing care and inspiring confidence.


I am a surgeon who specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. For the past ten years, I have been involved as a co-investigator in clinical trials in Milan, Italy, to evaluate conservative surgery and sentinel-node mapping in breast cancer. In Italy, I served as Deputy Director of the Breast Department in the European Institute of Oncology, a leading institution for the study and treatment of breast cancer. I was also a clinical coordinator of the Italian Breast Cancer Chemoprevention Study of Tamoxifen and a clinical investigator in breast cancer trials for the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC).

At Memorial Sloan Kettering, I am an active clinical researcher for several studies including chemoprevention of breast cancer, prophylactic nipple-sparing mastectomy for high-risk breast cancer in women, and intraoperative radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer. Additionally, I have published more than 160 research papers and book chapters about breast cancer.

Appointments for New Patients
Clinical Expertise

Breast Disease

Languages Spoken

MD, Universita degli Studi di Milano (Italy)


Universita degli Studi di Milano (Italy)


Instituto Nazionale Tumori (Milan,Italy)

Board Certifications

General Surgery (Europe)

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