The Division of Breast Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) includes an experienced team of surgeons who work closely with you and your family—as well as referring physicians and other breast specialists within BWH—to diagnose and treat the full spectrum of breast conditions, including breast cancer. They perform thousands of surgical procedures each year for women and men with breast concerns.
Under the leadership of Tari A. King, MD, our breast surgeons provide comprehensive care for patients with benign breast conditions and offer a specialized program for women at risk. In collaboration with Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center our surgeons care for patients diagnosed with all types and stages of breast cancer, including non-invasive and invasive, recurrent and advanced breast cancers. We offer specialty programs for young women, pregnant women, women with inflammatory breast cancer, women with metastatic cancer and for men with breast cancer.
Our breast surgeons are physician-scientists who also lead pioneering research studies across the continuum of care―from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and survivorship. Elizabeth A. Mittendorf, MD, PhD, oversees breast surgery research and is a national leader in the development of immunotherapy for breast cancer. The breast surgery research program aims to drive clinical innovation focused on four key priorities: prevention and early disease, patient-centered outcomes, tailored local regional therapy strategies, and tumor immunology. These efforts rely on a foundation of quality and value; training and educating the next generation of breast surgical oncologists; and management of our comprehensive biospecimen collection, which is essential to all our research.
Why Brigham and Women’s Hospital for Breast Surgery?
- Our surgeons have advanced training and expertise in breast surgery and breast surgical oncology.
- We develop personalized treatment plans based on your medical and personal needs, and the details of your specific condition.
- Our specialists will be with you every step of the way, from the initial visit, through diagnosis, treatment, support services and follow-up care.
- Our surgeons have expertise in the latest surgical advances, including radioactive seed localization and nipple-sparing mastectomy.
- We see patients in clinic at the following locations: patients with non-cancerous breast conditions are seen at the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston or at the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth; patients with a cancer diagnosis are seen at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center in Boston, Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center in Chestnut Hill or Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.
- We offer surgical services at three locations: Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain and Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.
- As active researchers, our surgeons move breast disease discoveries from concept to clinical trials to direct patient care—pioneering targeted approaches that improve treatment techniques and quality of life.
- As the breast surgeons for Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, we collaborate with a multidisciplinary care team comprised of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, breast imagers, and pathologists all dedicated to breast cancer.
- The B-PREP Program offers breast cancer risk assessment, counseling and prevention strategies.
- We work closely with breast imaging specialists who devote their time exclusively to breast imaging, including 3D mammography and breast MRI. Breast imaging can be scheduled at multiple Brigham and Women’s imaging locations.
- We collaborate with plastic and reconstructive surgeons who offer the full array of reconstructive surgery options, including breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
- Our surgeons are Harvard Medical School faculty who train the next generation of breast surgery leaders through the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Breast Surgery Fellowship Program.
- We treat the whole patient, providing emotional and physical support services, including access to the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. We also offer support groups for patients, survivors and families.