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Professional advisory board

The Breastcancer.org Professional Advisory Board provides advice and guidance to our organization as we fulfill our mission: making sense of the complex medical information about breast health and breast cancer so you can make the best decisions for your care and well-being. Members of our advisory board are leaders in breast cancer care and related fields who aid in our understanding of visitors' needs and current standards of care in breast oncology.
The advisory board helps with the conception, creation, and revisions of our award-winning content. They bring their professional voice to our website and offer insights about patient needs and behaviors based on what they see in their medical practices.
Editorial advisors

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Robert J. Allen Jr., MD

Affiliations: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Center for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction, Group for the Advancement of Breast Reconstruction

Areas of specialization: microsurgical breast reconstruction, lymphedema, head and neck reconstruction

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Jennifer L. Armstrong, MD

Affiliations: Paoli Hematology Oncology Associates, Bryn Mawr Hospital

Areas of specialization: oncology, hematology-oncology, cardio-oncology

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Andrea V. Barrio, MD, FACS

Affiliations: Memorial Sloan Kettering Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Westchester

Areas of specialization: oncology, breast cancer surgery, lymphedema

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Kimberly L. Blackwell, MD

Affiliations: Tempus, Duke University Department of Medicine

Areas of specialization: breast cancer in younger women, novel HER2 therapies, breast cancer vaccines

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Marcia Boraas, MD, FACS

Affiliations: Fox Chase Cancer Center, Jeanes Hospital, Temple University Hospital

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, general surgery, surgical oncology

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Rachael Brandt, PhD, LCGC

Affiliations: Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Jefferson Advantage

Areas of specialization: genetics, genetic counseling, risk assessment

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Thomas A. Buchholz, MD

Affiliations: Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, Scripps Green Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, radiation oncology, radiation therapy

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Susan E. Calderbank, DMD

Affiliations: University of Pittsburgh

Areas of specialization: dentistry, oral medicine, oral complications of cancer therapies

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Robin M. Ciocca, DO

Affiliations: Lankenau Medical Science Building, Main Line Health King of Prussia

Areas of specialization: breast surgery, surgical oncology, general surgery

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Graham Andrew Colditz MD, DrPH

Affiliations: Washington University School of Medicine, Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center

Areas of specialization: epidemiology, public health, cancer prevention

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Emily F. Conant, MD

Affiliations: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Areas of specialization: breast imaging, radiology

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Ken Cowan, MD, PhD

Affiliations: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Eppley Institute for Cancer Research, The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, oncology, hematology-oncology

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Frank J. DellaCroce, MD, FACS

Affiliations: St. Charles Surgical Hospital, Center for Restorative Breast Surgery

Areas of specialization: plastic surgery, breast reconstruction, plastic and reconstructive microsurgery

Dr. Frank DellaCroce, or "Dr. D" as he has come to be known, is a founding partner of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and St. Charles Surgical Hospital in New Orleans. Board-certified in plastic surgery, Dr. D has performed thousands of reconstructive procedures, both for women diagnosed with breast cancer and women at high risk of the disease who choose to have prophylactic breast removal. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. He also has been named one of the “Best Doctors in America.”

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Dianne Dunkelman

Affiliations: Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation, National Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation

Areas of specialization: women’s health, outreach, fundraising

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Beth Baughman DuPree, MD, FACS, ABIHM

Dr. DuPree is a general surgeon specializing in diseases of the breast and medical director of the oncology service line at Northern Arizona Healthcare in Sedona, AZ

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Diana Dyer, MS, RD

Areas of specialization: nutrition, critical care nutrition

Diana Dyer is a registered dietitian and multiple-time cancer survivor. She is the author of the book A Dietitian’s Cancer Story and writes the blog DianaDyer.com, where she shares her thoughts about life as a cancer survivor, food and nutrition, growing food, recipes, and our environment.

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Ali Esmaili, MD

Affiliations: RadNet Inland Empire, Society of Breast Imaging, American College of Radiology

Areas of specialization: breast imaging, interventional radiology, diagnostic radiology

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Thomas G. Frazier, MD

Affiliations: Main Line Health, Bryn Mawr Hospital

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, general surgery, research

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Patricia A. Ganz, MD

Affiliations: Bowyer Oncology Center, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA School of Medicine

Areas of specialization: oncology, breast cancer genetics, cancer prevention

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Paul B. Gilman, MD

Affiliations: Clinical Research Center at Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Lankenau Medical Center Cancer Center, Division of Hematology-Oncology at Main Line Health

Areas of specialization: oncology, hematology-oncology, clinical research

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William J. Gradishar, MD, FACP

Affiliations: Northwester University Feinberg School of Medicine, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, triple-negative breast cancer, immunotherapy

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Julie R. Gralow, MD, FACP

Affiliations: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Areas of specialization: oncology, hematology-oncology, cancer care

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Generosa Grana, MD, FACP

Affiliations: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Cooper University Health Care, Coriell Institute for Medical Research

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, cancer genetics and risk assessment, hematology-oncology

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Jennifer Griggs, MD, MPH

Affiliations: University of Michigan School of Public Health, Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium, National Poverty Center

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, hematology-oncology, health disparities

Dr. Jennifer Griggs is a medical oncologist and breast cancer specialist at the University of Rochester Cancer Center, Rochester, NY.

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Sameer Gupta, MD, MPH

Affiliations: Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, hematology-oncology, gastrointestinal cancer

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Dawn L. Hershman, MD

Affiliations: Columbia University Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, American Society of Clinical Oncology, SWOG

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, medical oncology, cancer population science

Dr. Dawn Hershman is professor of medicine and epidemiology at Columbia University. She also serves as leader of the Breast Cancer Program at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia and is nationally recognized for her expertise in breast cancer treatment, prevention, and survivorship. A member of the Breastcancer.org Professional Advisory Board, Dr. Hershman also has conducted extensive research on breast cancer treatment and quality of life — she has published more than 250 scientific papers and has received the Advanced Clinical Research Award in Breast Cancer from the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Advanced Medical Achievement Award from the Avon Foundation. Dr. Hershman is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and is an associate editor at the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, MD, FACP

Affiliations: MD Anderson Cancer Center, American Society of Clinical Oncology, SWOG

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, breast medical oncology, general oncology

Dr. Gabriel Hortobagyi is professor of breast medical oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is a past president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and is one of the world’s leading authorities on breast cancer treatment. He has published more than 1,000 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

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Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP

Affiliations: American Society of Clinical Oncology; Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, medical oncology, breast cancer research

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Maxine S. Jochelson, MD

Dr. Jochelson is the director of radiology, Breast and Imaging Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Affiliations: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center

Areas of specialization: breast imaging, diagnostic radiology, nuclear radiology

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Sheila P. Kambin, MD

Affiliations: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

Areas of specialization: obstetrics and gynecology, high-risk pregnancy, women’s health

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Rosalind Kleban, LCSW

Affiliations: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Imaging Center

Areas of specialization: social work, breast cancer, support services

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Michael Krychman, MDCM

Affiliations: Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship Medicine, Patty Brisben Foundation for Women’s Sexual Health, Revibe Men’s Health

Areas of specialization: sexual medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, survivorship medicine

Dr. Michael Krychman is executive director of the Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship Medicine, as well as a clinical sexologist.

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Robert Lindsay, MD, PhD

Affiliations: Helen Hayes Hospital

Areas of specialization: endocrinology, osteoporosis, bone metabolism medicine

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Donna-Marie E. Manasseh, MD

Affiliations: Maimonides Medical Center, American College of Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons

Areas of specialization: breast cancer care, breast surgery, surgical oncology

Dr. Manasseh is the chief of breast surgery at the Maimonides Breast Cancer Center in Brooklyn, NY. She is a strong advocate of empowering women by educating them about breast health and disease. She has published several chapters on breast disease, has co-authored a textbook relating to breast disease and evaluation, and is the recipient of several awards.

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Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD

Affiliations: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington School of Public Health

Areas of specialization: breast cancer risk, cancer prevention, epidemiology

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Kathy D. Miller, MD

Affiliations: Indiana University School of Medicine, IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, IUSCC Women’s Clinic

Areas of specialization: breast care, hematology-oncology, medical oncology

Dr. Miller is the Ballvé Lantero Professor of Oncology, and associate director of clinical research at the Indiana University Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center in Indianapolis, IN

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Anne Moore, MD

Affiliations: Weill Cornell Medicine, Breast Center at Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, medical oncology, hematology

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Cristina Nixon, MS, LCGC

Affiliations: Main Line Health, Genetics and Risk Assessment Program at Main Line Health

Areas of specialization: genetic counseling, cancer genetics, cancer risk assessment

Cristina Nixon is a licensed certified genetic counselor with the Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetics Program at Main Line Health in Pennsylvania. In addition to counseling patients, she also assists with research, including a study looking at multi-gene panels in BRCA1/BRCA2-positive families. Cristina also has completed the City of Hope’s intensive course in cancer risk assessment.

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Larry Norton, MD

Affiliations: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center, Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, medical oncology, cancer prevention

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Kutluk Oktay, MD, PhD

Affiliations: Yale School of Medicine, NYU Long Island School of Medicine, Innovation Fertility Preservation and IVF

Areas of specialization: fertility preservation, ovarian stimulation, in vitro fertilization

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Ruth Oratz, MD

Affiliations: NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Sharsheret

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, cancer genetics and risk assessment, hematology-oncology

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Joyce A. O'Shaughnessy, MD

Affiliations: Texas Oncology-Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, Baylor University Medical Center, Baylor Scott and White Health

Areas of specialization: medical oncology, breast cancer prevention, breast cancer research

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Holly J. Pederson, MD

Affiliations: Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome Foundation

Areas of specialization: women’s health, breast health, breast cancer hereditary risk

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Edith A. Perez, MD

Affiliations: Bolt Biotherapeutics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Stand Up To Cancer’s Scientific Advisory Committee

Areas of specialization: medical oncology, oncology-hematology, cancer genetics and risk assessment

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Martine J. Piccart, MD, PhD

Affiliations: Université Libre de Bruxelles, Jules Bordet Institute, Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, drug development, oncology

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Barbara Rabinowitz, PhD, RN

Affiliations: National Consortium of Breast Centers, Society of Oncoplastic Surgery, Standards and Accreditation Committee for the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

Areas of specialization: sex therapy, psychotherapy, social work

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Paula K. Rauch, MD

Affiliations: Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a Challenging Time, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

Areas of specialization: psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry

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Nicholas Robert, MD

Affiliations: US Oncology, McKesson Life Sciences

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, hematology-oncology, anatomic pathology

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Evelyn Robles-Rodriguez, RN, AOCN

Affiliations: Cooper University Health Care, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Oncology Nursing Society

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, cancer screening and prevention, cancer survivorship

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Stephanie Ross, PhD

Affiliations: NorthShore University HealthSystem, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Illness Navigation Resources

Areas of specialization: adult psychotherapy, clinical and health psychology, patient and family support services

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Joan Ruderman, PhD

Affiliations: Princeton Environmental Institute, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, Harvard Medical School

Areas of specialization: molecular biology, cell-division cycles, increased breast cancer risk

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Hope S. Rugo, MD

Affiliations: University of California San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium, Bioasis

Areas of specialization: medical oncology, hematology, breast cancer

Dr. Hope Rugo is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer research and treatment. A professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Rugo is the director of the Breast Oncology Clinical Trials Program.

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Jennifer Sabol, MD, FACS

Affiliations: Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Lankenau Medical Center, Main Line Health

Areas of specialization: breast surgery, surgical oncology, breast cancer

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Dahlia M. Sataloff, MD

Affiliations: Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital

Areas of specialization: breast surgery, surgical oncology, endocrine surgery

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Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH

Affiliations: Penn State University College of Medicine, Penn State Cancer Institute

Areas of specialization: exercise oncology, breast cancer lymphedema, cancer survivorship

Dr. Kathryn Schmitz is a distinguished professor of public health sciences and physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Penn State Cancer Institute.

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Sandra F. Schnall, MD

Affiliations: Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Main Line Health

Areas of specialization: oncology, breast cancer management, sickle cell anemia

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Stuart J. Schnitt, MD

Affiliations: Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Areas of specialization: pathology, benign breast disease, breast cancer

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Leslie R. Schover, PhD

Affiliations: Alliance for Fertility Preservation, American Fertility Society, Will2Love

Areas of specialization: sexuality, fertility, chronic illness

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Andrew D. Seidman, MD

Affiliations: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, Bobst International Center

Areas of specialization: general oncology, medical oncology, breast cancer

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Lillie D. Shockney, RN, MAS

Affiliations: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Work Stride: Managing Cancer at Work, Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, patient navigation, survivorship care

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Tamara Shulman, PhD, FAACP

Affiliations: St. Mary’s Hospital Mental Health Advisory Board, Allied Scientific Staff at St. Mary’s Hospital, American Academy of Clinical Psychology

Areas of specialization: clinical psychology, crisis intervention, stress management

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George W. Sledge, MD

Affiliations: Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford Cancer Institute, Immix Biopharma

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, medical oncology, biologic treatments for breast cancer

Dr. George Sledge is professor of medicine and head of the Oncology Division at Stanford University. A former president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, he specializes in breast cancer research. He has published extensively on the treatment of metastatic breast cancer and has been honored with numerous awards for his work.

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Alan Stolier, MD, FACS

Affiliations: Ochsner Baptist, St. Charles Surgical Hospital, Center for Restorative Breast Surgery

Areas of specialization: surgical oncology, breast surgery, nipple-sparing mastectomy

Dr. Alan Stolier is a surgeon at the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in New Orleans, LA.

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Scott K. Sullivan, MD, FACS

Affiliations: St. Charles Surgical Hospital, Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, Renaissance Medical Center for Aesthetic Surgery

Areas of specialization: breast reconstruction, reconstructive microsurgery, plastic surgery, and microsurgery

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Maria Theodoulou, MD

Affiliations: New York Oncology Hematology, Albany Cancer Center, Hudson Cancer Center

Areas of specialization: medical oncology, breast cancer, benign hematologic disorders

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Cynthia A. Thomson, PhD, RD

Affiliations: The University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Canyon Ranch Center of Prevention and Health Promotion, Yale School of Public Health

Areas of specialization: diet and cancer prevention, cancer survivorship, obesity-related cancers

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Lynn Y. Wang, MD

Affiliations: Main Line Health, Lankenau Medical Center

Areas of specialization: female sexual medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, sexuality counselor

Dr. Lynn Y. Wang is a female sexual medicine specialist for the Main Line Health System. She is a board-certified gynecologist and American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists-certified counselor and educator.

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Lisa B. Weissmann, MD

Affiliations: Cambridge Health Alliance, Beth Israel Lahey Health, Mount Auburn Hospital

Areas of specialization: hematology-oncology, breast cancer, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

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Beverly Whipple, PhD, RN

Affiliations: The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; College of Nursing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; American Academy of Nursing

Areas of specialization: sexual health, sexuality counselor, sex researcher

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Eric P. Winer, MD

Affiliations: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers, Harvard Medical School

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, oncology, medical oncology

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Kristen A. Zarfos, MD, FACS

Affiliations: Trinity Health of New England, Karl J. Krapek, Sr. Comprehensive Women's Health Center at Saint Francis Hospital, American College of Surgeons

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, breast surgery, women’s health