Liza L. Lagdamen

Liza L. Lagdamen

Liza L. Lagdamen

As a board-certified nurse practitioner, I specialize in the care and treatment of people with breast cancer. I collaborate closely with a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, doctors, nurses, fellows, and support staff to provide a full spectrum of care for patients undergoing breast surgery. My role includes examining and evaluating patients independently and in collaboration with surgeons — both prior to surgery and after surgery — as well as managing surgical concerns for patients. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, I worked as a nurse in various units, including surgical intensive care, the recovery room, and ambulatory care.

During the past several years, I have been a co-faculty lecturer for the biannual “Breast Care Course” sponsored by MSK. This course is developed to build a foundation for new breast oncology nurses and to prepare nurses for the certified breast cancer nurse certification. I am also an active member of the New York City chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society.

I’m passionate about the role of developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through exercise and a well-balanced diet after a cancer diagnosis. To that end, for ten years I have been my karate school’s team captain for the Susan B. Komen race in New York City, a breast cancer fundraising event held in Central Park.

I work closely with surgeons Mahmoud El-Tamer and Andrea Barrio. We combine our expertise to provide comprehensive care to our patients at every step of their cancer journey.

Clinical Expertise

Breast Cancer

Languages Spoken



MS, College of Mount Saint Vincent
BS, Pace University


Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC); Certified Breast Cancer Nurse (CBCN), Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC)


Nurse Practitioner
Registered Nurse