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Breast Evaluation and Treatment

Physicians and Staff

The Breast Evaluation & Treatment Program team specializes in the evaluation, treatment and care for patients with benign and malignant breast conditions. Our interdisciplinary team includes nationally-recognized leaders in the fields of medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, breast imaging and pathology.

The following individuals make up the lead treatment team for most patients in the Breast Evaluation and Treatment Program.


Medical Oncology:

Katherine H. Rak Tkaczuk, M.D. Katherine H. Tkaczuk, M.D.
Director, Breast Evaluation Program; Professor of Medicine, Program in Oncology
Special Interests:GP88/PCDGF Significance in Early and Advanced Breast Cancer; Phase I, II, and III Studies; Novel Chemotherapy, Hormonal Therapy and Targeted Therapy Agents
Medical Degree: Wroclaw Medical Academy
Residency: St. Agnes Hospital, Medicine
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology
Certification: Internal Medicine; Oncology; Hematology
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-2565 / academic office



Surgery:


Susan B. Kesmodel, M.D. Susan B. Kesmodel, M.D.
Director of Breast Surgery; Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Melanoma, Breast cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Gastrointestinal tumors
Medical Degree: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, General Surgery
Fellowship: University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Surgical Oncology
Certification: General Surgery; Surgical Oncology
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-7320 / academic office


Emily C. Bellavance, M.D.Emily C. Bellavance, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Benign and malignant breast disease; Prophylactic breast surgery; Nipple-sparing mastectomy; Endocrine surgery; Melanoma; Sarcoma; Gastrointestinal malignancies
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, General Surgery
Fellowship: University of Chicago Medical Center, Surgical Oncology; University of Chicago School of Medicine, McLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-7320 / academic office


John A. Olson, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. John A. Olson, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Campbell and Jeanette Plugge Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Head, Division of General and Surgical Oncology

Medical Degree: University of Florida
Residency: Barnes Hospital, Surgery
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Surgical Oncology
Certification: Surgery



Breast Imaging/Mammography:


Cristina Campassi, M.D.Cristina Campassi, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Clinical Expertise: Breast Imaging
Medical Degree: University of Pisa School of Medicine, Italy
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center
Fellowships: Johns Hopkins University, Breast Imaging/MRI
Certification: Radiology
410-328-3215 / appointments



Lyn W. Kuo, MDLyn W. Kuo, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Clinical Expertise: Breast Imaging
Medical Degree: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center
Fellowships: University of Maryland Medical Center, Breast Imaging/MRI
Certification: Diagnostic Radiology
410-328-3215 / appointments



Pathology:

Olga B. Ioffe, M.D.Olga B. Ioffe, M.D.
Professor of Pathology
Special Interests: Breast and Gynecologic Pathology; Cancer
Medical Degree: Moscow State Medical Instititute
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, Pathology; National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health; Greater Baltimore Medical Center; First Moscow Medical Institute
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center, Surgical Pathology
Certification: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
410-328-5555 / appointments
410-328-5555 / academic office



Plastic Surgery:


Eduardo D. Rodriguez, M.D., D.D.S. Eduardo D. Rodriguez, M.D., D.D.S.
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Plastic Surgery, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

Special Interests: Designer Microsurgical Perforator Flap Reconstruction of Face, Breast, Abdomen and Limbs; Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgery; Designer Microsurgery; Composite Tissue Transplantation
Medical Degree: M.D., Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University; D.D.S, New York University College of Dentistry
Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital/VA Medical Center, Anesthesiology; Montefiore Medial Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Johns Hopkins Hospital, General Surgery
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital/University of Maryland Medical Center, Plastic Surgery; International Fellowship in Reconstructive Microsurgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Certification: Plastic Surgery; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
410-328-2360 / appointments
410-328-2360 / academic office


Devinder Singh, M.D.  Devinder Singh, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Breast reconstruction, including microsurgical techniques for perforator flaps
Medical Degree: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, NY
Residency: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
410-328-2360 / appointments
410-328-2360 / academic office


Sheri Slezak, M.D.Sheri Slezak, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Program in Oncology; Interim Director, Division of Plastic Surgery
Special Interests: Microsurgery; Breast Surgery; Cancer
Medical Degree: Harvard University
Residency: Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, General Surgery
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Plastic Surgery
Certification: General Surgery; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
410-328-2360 / appointments
410-328-2360 / academic office


Rachel Bluebond-Langner, M.D.Rachel Bluebond-Langer, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Special Interests: Microsurgery; Breast Reconstruction; Facial Trauma and Reconstruction; Transgender Surgery; Cosmetic Surgery
Medical Degree: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland School of Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Fellowship: Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez Mexico City, Mexico, Craniofacial Microsurgery
410-328-2360 / appointments



Other Breast Program Participants:

In addition to the lead team members above, the following individuals may also see patients as part of our comprehensive breast care services.

Surgery:

Cynthia L. Drogula, M.D. Cynthia L. Drogula, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Breast Surgery
Medical Degree: George Washington University School of Medicine
Residency: George Washington University School of Medicine, General Surgery
Fellowship: Washington Hospital Center
Certification: Surgery


Nader Hanna, M.D.Nader Hanna, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.
Professor of Surgery
Director of Clinical Operations for General & Oncologic Surgery

Special Interests:Pancreatic Cancer; Colorectal Cancer and Sphincter Preservation Surgery; Retroperitoneal Sarcoma; Adrenal Tumors; Peritoneal Carcinomatosis and Peritoneal Surface Malignancies; Carcinoid Tumors
Medical Degree: Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
Residency: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (Tufts University)Boston, Surgery
Fellowship: University of Chicago, Surgical Oncology; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Chicago, Biological Science
Certification: General Surgery; Surgical Oncology
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-7320 / academic office


Meghan L. Milburn, M.D.Meghan L. Milburn, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology
Medical Degree: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, General Surgery
Fellowship: Anne Arundel Medical Center DeCesaris Cancer Institute, Breast Surgical Oncology; University of Maryland Medical Center/Johns Hopkins, Clinical Research
443-643-3020/ appointments



Radiation Oncology:

William F. Regine M.D.William F. Regine M.D.
Isadore and Fannie Schneider Foxman Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology
Special Interests: Pancreatic Cancer; Gastrointestinal Malignancies; Head and Neck and Central Nervous System Cancers; Brain Tumor Treatment; Gamma Knife Radiosurgery; Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
Medical Degree: State University of New York Health and Science Center at Syracuse
Residency: Thomas Jefferson Medical College Hospital
Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson Medical College Hospital
Certification: Radiation Oncology
410-328-6080 / appointments
410-328-2326 / academic office


Steven Feigenberg, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Special Interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
Medical Degree: Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Florida, Gainesville
410-328-7904; 410-328-6236 / appointments
410-328-2565; 410-328-6896 / academic office




Core Resources:

Genetic Counseling:

Jessica Rispoli, M.G.C., C.G.C.
Certified Genetic Counselor
410-328-2294


Clinical Nutrition Services

Mindy AthasMindy Athas, R.D., C.S.O., L.D.N.
Outpatient Dietitian, Nutritionist & Certified Oncology Specialist
410-328-5462


Jenny Ratta, R.D., L.D.N., C.N.S.D.
Senior Dietitian
410-328-5462


Psychosocial Services:

Mark J. Ehrenreich, M.D.Mark J. Ehrenreich, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Program Director, Consultation/Liaison
Medical Director, Medical Crisis Counseling Center

Special Interests: Psychotherapy; General Adult Psychiatry; Medical Crisis Counseling; Affective and Anxiety Disorders; Consultation Liaison Psychiatry; Psychiatric Care of the Medically Ill
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center
Certification: Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry
410-328-6553 / appointments
410-328-6091 / academic office


Catherine L Harrison-Restelli M.D.Catherine L. Harrison-Restelli M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Special Interests: Psychiatric care of patients with serious medical illnesses (HIV, cancer, transplant); delirium, confusion and agitation in medically ill patients; women's mental health, especially the care of the pregnant and postpartum woman; psychiatric care of veteran's, especially female veterans and patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Medical Degree: Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, University of Maryland-Sheppard Pratt Hospital
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center, Psychosomatic Medicine
Certification: Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine
410-328-6553 / appointments
410-328-6091 / academic office


This page was last updated on: July 2, 2014.