Alexandra S. Heerdt, MD, MPH, FACS

Meet Breast Surgeon Alexandra Heerdt


Alexandra S. Heerdt, MD, MPH, FACS


Clinical Expertise

Breast Disease

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Memorial Sloan Kettering has locations throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester. These locations offers many services, including screening, chemotherapy, and medical testing.

About Me


MD, Jefferson Medical College


General Surgery - New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center


Sloan Kettering Institute

Board Certifications


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.

Awards and Honors

  • Castle Connolly: New York Magazine Top Doctors (2007-2010, 2013-2018)


Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

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Research and Publications

 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.

“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.

“Communication in surgical oncology.” Heerdt AS, Park B, Boland P.  In: Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care. Kissane DW, Bulitz BW, Butow P, Finlay I, eds. New York: Oxford UP; 2011


Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Heerdt’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.