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.
- Clinical Expertise: Breast Disease
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, Jefferson Medical College; MPH, Columbia University School of Public Health
- Residencies: The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
- Fellowships: Sloan Kettering Institute
- Board Certifications: Surgery
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“Insertion of mediport catheters.” Heerdt AS. In: Multidisciplinary Atlas of Breast Surgery. Kinne DW, ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven; 1997.
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“The surgeon’s perspective on MRI of the breast.” Heerdt AS. In: Breast MRI: Diagnosis and Intervention. Morris EA, Liberman L, eds. New York: Springer; 2005: 273-279.
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