Jennifer Armstrong, M.D. is a breast cancer oncologist with Paoli Hematology-Oncology Associates in Paoli, Pa. She joined the Professional Advisory Board, she says, because Breastcancer.org "is one of the few websites (and organizations) that offers an unbiased perspective on everything patients want and need to know about breast cancer, and then it takes the time to break that down into language that's easy to understand. It's an incredible resource to anyone with breast cancer, or anyone who is trying to be there for someone with breast cancer."
Dr. Armstrong received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.D. from Penn's School of Medicine. She did her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), both in New York. She received MSKCC's Brian Piccolo Memorial Fellowship, awarded annually to a Fellow focusing in breast cancer research.
Dr. Armstrong has a special interest in physicians' communication skills. She was Founder and Co-Facilitator of a Ballint Group for Medical Oncology Fellows that discussed the stresses of clinical oncology and also focused on communication skills training. She previously served on a Steering Committee at MSKCC charged with developing curricula to improve physicians' communication skills.