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.
- Clinical Expertise: Breast Cancer; Sentinel-Node Biopsy; Skin-Sparing Mastectomy; Intraoperative Radiation
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, New York University School of Medicine
- Residencies: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Board Certifications: Surgery
“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.
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