Division of Breast Surgery

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. Our breast surgeons are physician-scientists who also lead pioneering research studies to improve cancer prevention, treatment and quality of life.

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 and Women’s 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 outpatient clinic, surgical and imaging services are available at multiple locations throughout Boston and southeastern Massachusetts.

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 breast 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.
  • 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.
  • Recent research from our team has offered insight into the efficacy of preventive mastectomy and has explored intraoperative mass spectrometry and MRI for early-stage breast cancer, as well as preoperative treatment as a means of decreasing aggressive surgery.
  • As the breast surgeons for Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s 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 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 and Women’s Cancer Center at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.
  • 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 and 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.

Breast Surgery Service Appointments and Locations


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