I am a surgeon whose expertise is in treating breast cancer. I have special training in oncoplastic breast cancer surgery. This means I can offer my patients the best possible cosmetic outcomes while effectively treating their disease, particularly for people undergoing a lumpectomy. I also have extensive experience in working with my colleagues in medicine and radiation oncology to care for people with inflammatory breast cancer. I consider it a great privilege to partner with my patients and their families as they confront a breast cancer diagnosis.
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As a breast cancer surgeon, it is my job to equip everyone I care for with the knowledge they need to confidently make informed decisions regarding their treatment plan. I understand that a breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatments are overwhelming. My team and I do everything we can to make the experience as seamless as possible.
I also use my clinical expertise to offer my patients options that can reduce their discomfort. One example is radioactive seed localization. This technique involves inserting a tiny seed, rather than a wire, into the breast before surgery to mark abnormal tissue.
My research efforts involve looking at treatment responses in people with triple-negative breast cancer and HER2-positive disease who received chemotherapy prior to surgery. I have also studied the reduction in local recurrence rates among inflammatory breast cancer patients who were treated with chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy. This information is important for improving the way we treat breast cancer and, ultimately, leading to better outcomes for our patients.
My goal is that all the patients I see walk away with a sense of confidence, knowing they have a physician and team who are 100 percent supportive in meeting their needs along their breast cancer journey.
- Clinical Expertise: Breast Cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer
- Awards and Honors: Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Award (2017)
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine; MPH, Icahn School of Public Health at Mount Sinai
- Residencies: General Surgery – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Fellowships: Breast Surgical Oncology – University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Board Certifications: Surgery
As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.Learn more
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