1. Arizona


  1. Breast Clinic
  2. General Surgery


  1. Resident University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University
  2. Fellow - Immunotherapy and Surgical Oncology Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  3. MD Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  4. BEE - Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Vanderbilt University


  1. American Board of Surgery

Primary Appointment

  1. Surgery

Academic rank

  1. Professor of Surgery

Professional Highlights

  • Breast Oncology Local Task Force, Breast Cancer Steering Committee, National Cancer Institute (NCI), 2009-present
  • Board member, American Society of Breast Surgeons, 2008-present
  • Board member, Sentinel Lymph Node Working Group (melanoma), Sentinel Node Oncology Foundation (SNOF), 2005-present
  • Chair, Surgery Committee, North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG), 2003-present


  • Surgical oncology
  • Breast disease
  • Breast cancer: clinical care and translational research
  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy and oncoplastic techniques
  • Melanoma
  • Unusual skin cancers (merkel cell, angiosarcoma)
  • Sarcomas: abdominal and retroperitoneal
  • Gastric cancers
  • Single institution and multi-institution clinical trials
  • Quality of life studies in cancer patients


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See a description of research activities.