Lisa M. Sclafani, MD, FACS

Meet Breast Cancer Surgeon Lisa Sclafani


Lisa M. Sclafani, MD, FACS

Surgical Oncologist


Director of Surgical Services, Regional Network

Clinical Expertise

Breast Cancer; Sentinel-Node Biopsy; Skin-Sparing Mastectomy; Intraoperative Radiation

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Contact and Location

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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, New York University School of Medicine


Surgery - Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center


Surgical Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications


I am a surgical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. My particular interests include the psychosocial aspects of breast cancer,the genetics of breast cancer and multidisciplinary care. As breast-cancer treatment has become less focused on radical surgery and more focused on multimodality care, I believe coordinated care at a dedicated cancer center like Memorial Sloan Kettering is essential. Bringing this high-quality coordinated care to Long Island is my aim at Memorial Sloan Kettering Commack.


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.

Clinical Trials

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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.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

Research and Publications

Book Chapters
 “Multidisciplinary training for breast surgical oncology.” Kuerer HM, Pass HA, Simmons R, Sclafani L. In: Kuerer’s Breast Surgical Oncology. Kuerer H,ed. New York: McGraw Hill; 2008.

“Central duct exploration for nipple discharge.”  Sclafani L. In: Kuerer’s Breast Surgical Oncology. Kuerer H, ed. New York: McGraw Hill; 2008.

“Nutritional support in the gynecologic oncology patient.” Sclafani L, Brennan MF. In: Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology. Hoskins WJ, Perez CA, Young RC, eds. Philedelphia: JB Lippincott; 1992.

“Nutritional support of the critically ill cancer patient.” Sclafani L, Lowry SF. In: Critical Care of the Cancer Patient. 2nd ed. Groeger J, ed. Chicago: Yearbook Medical Publishers; 1991.

“Nutritional support in the cancer patient.” Sclafani L, Brennan MF. In: Total Parenteral Nutrition. 2nd ed. Fischer J, ed. New York: Little, Brown; 1991.

“Benign papillary lesions of the breast.” Sclafani L. In: Breast Diseases. 2nd ed. Harris J, ed. Chicago: Yearbook Medical Publishers; 1991.

“Care of the surgical wound.” Coit DG, Sclafani L. In: Care of the Surgical Patient. 2nd ed. New York: Scientific American Medicine; 1990.


Publications on PubMed

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