Dr. Beth DuPree serves as the Vice President of Holy Redeemer Health System. She oversees Surgical Services, Integrative Medicine, Women’s Health and Employee Health. She also holds an academic appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery at The University of Pennsylvania. Dr. DuPree actively participates in breast surgical oncology fellowship education and training. She is a board-certified general surgeon specializing in diseases of the breast and obtained additional board certification in Integrative and Holistic Medicine.
Dr. DuPree, who received her medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia in 1987, has written a book entitled The Healing Consciousness: A Doctor’s Journey to Healing. It is the true story of her journey as a surgeon who awakens to the healer that resides within her. Proceeds from the book are donated to The Healing Consciousness Foundation, a nonprofit organization Dr. DuPree founded in 2007 to fund holistic and wellness therapies for women and men living with a breast cancer diagnosis.
Dr. DuPree, who is a master-level Reiki practitioner, strongly urges patients to integrate healing therapies, whether it is through yoga, meditation, life coaching, Reiki, massage, grief counseling, exercise programs, reflexology, integrative nutritional counseling, or lifestyle modification. She believes that “whatever it takes to help a person find healing and peace within their heart should be an integral part of their treatment process.”
Dr. DuPree, a renowned breast cancer surgeon, has won numerous awards for her medical work and humanitarian endeavors. Dr. DuPree’s skin-sparing mastectomies, performed in conjunction with plastic surgeon Robert Skalicky, D.O., were featured live on the Internet in October 1999. The mastectomy webcast and subsequent television documentary received a coveted Gracie Allen Award in New York City in April 2000.
Dr. DuPree was awarded the Clara Barton Humanitarian Award from the American Red Cross for her ongoing contributions to the treatment of breast cancer in March 2000. In December of 2002, she received The Vision of Hope Award and in March 2003, Governor Rendell recognized her as one of seven recipients of the Women Pioneering the Future Award. She was Philadelphia magazine’s first-ever-reader-voted “Be Well Philly Health Hero” in November 2012 for her work in breast cancer care, received an inaugural REAL Award in April 2013, and was named one of MORE magazine’s TEN Fierce Females in April 2013. She received one of the inaugural 2014 REAL awards for her humanitarian work. She was inducted onto Drexel University’s prestigious alumni society, “The Drexel 100,” and was inducted into The University of Pittsburgh’s Athletic Hall of Fame in September 2013. (She was a varsity tennis player and 1987 graduate of Pitt.) Dr. DuPree was previously the Chairman of The Board of Advocates for the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS). In addition, she proudly serves on the Professional Advisory Board of Breastcancer.org.
Dr. DuPree is a prominent keynote inspirational speaker at many national events, primarily addressing women’s health issues, women’s empowerment, breast cancer, healing and wellness. She has been a frequent expert on NBC Nightly News and The Today Show. Dr. DuPree is the weekly co-host of Women to Watch, a live radio show, on WWDB 860 AM that showcases amazing women and shares their personal success stories.
In addition to her clinical teaching, speaking and humanitarian work, she is a sought-after teacher of new surgical technologies and travels nationally and internationally educating surgeons on the latest and greatest surgical procedures. Her greatest accomplishment in life has been parenting her two amazing sons, Tom and Dean with her husband of 29 years, Joe.