Memorial Sloan Kettering breast surgical oncologist Laurie Kirstein

Laurie J. Kirstein, MD, FACS

Breast Surgical Oncologist

Clinical Expertise

Breast Cancer; High Risk Breast Cancer Screening

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About Me

Education

MD, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn

Residencies

General Surgery - Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Fellowships

Breast Surgical Oncology - Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital

Board Certifications

Surgery

I am a board-certified surgical oncologist whose clinical practice and research endeavors are devoted to caring for women with breast cancer. I specialize in both early- and late-stage procedures, working closely with a multidisciplinary team every step of the way to make certain my patients receive appropriate treatment recommendations. I have been doing this work for nine years. I see patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan and Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth.

I performed approximately 400 procedures in 2015. I have expertise in oncoplastic procedures to ensure positive cosmetic outcomes and have done research on how best to accomplish this. Regardless of disease stage and treatment plan, I stay involved in my patients’ care throughout treatment — up to and after the time of surgery.

As a physician, it is my job to educate women about their diagnosis and to help them understand treatment options and recommendations. To that end, I have an exploratory/developmental grant (R21) from the National Institutes of Health to create a resource to educate women about their surgical options, provide medical facts, debunk myths, and offer coping strategies. By arming women with this information, I hope to help remove some of the fear of the unknown.

I understand the psychological impact a breast cancer diagnosis can bring. It affects not only the patient but also everyone around her. When treating a patient, I take into consideration treatment recommendations from an oncologic perspective, but more than that, I view the whole person to understand the emotional impact of this disease.

I truly believe it is a privilege to do what I do, and an honor to be a part of my patients’ lives.

Awards and Honors

  • Pillar of Excellence Award, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (2013)

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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Kirstein’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.