Mara A. Piltin, D.O.

  1. Surgeon


Specialty Groups


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Mara A. Piltin, D.O., is a fellowship trained general surgeon specializing in the surgical management of benign and malignant diseases of the breast as well as melanoma. She has a passion for treating all stages of disease in the breast and advancing the surgical fields of both breast cancer and cutaneous oncology. She focuses on a multi-disciplinary approach, collaborating with her colleagues to achieve a patient-centered care plan that emphasizes oncologic safety and outcomes, patient preferences, exceptional aesthetics and compassion. Special interests include:

  • Nipple sparing mastectomy for both the management of breast cancer and for prophylaxis in high-risk patients
  • Oncoplastic surgery
  • Utilizing innovation and novel techniques to advance clinical practice and improve patient outcomes
  • Ultrasound use in the operating room and clinic to guide care
  • Lymph node surgery

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Piltin takes an interest in the education of future physicians, is involved in committees on a national level and has presented at numerous specialty society meetings. She takes great pride in taking excellent care of her patients.

  1. Breast abscess drainage
  2. Breast cancer surgery
  3. Lumpectomy
  4. Lymph node sampling
  5. Lymphadenectomy
  6. Mastectomy
  7. Melanoma surgery
  8. Minimally invasive surgery
  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Melanoma surgery
  • Lymph node surgery
  • Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
  • Prophylactic mastectomy
  • Nipple sparing mastectomy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Outpatient breast surgery
  • Clinical trials
  • Novel therapies and technologies
  1. 2020
    Fellowship - Breast Oncology SurgeryMayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2019
    Residency - General SurgeryRowan University
  3. 2014
    Doctor of Osteopathic MedicineRowan University
  4. 2010
    BA - Biology major, studio art minor, pre-medical concentrationCollege of the Holy Cross

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Winner of Best Paper Competition: Surgical Potpourri IMinnesota Surgical Society
  2. 2019
    Chief Resident Award Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  3. 2019
    Golden Scalpel Award for Best Surgical Resident Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  4. 2018
    Golden Scalpel Award for Best Surgical ResidentRowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  5. 2014
    David Silverman, D.O. Award for excellence in surgeryRowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  6. 2014
    Inter-Professional Grand Rounds Series ParticipationUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  7. 2012
    Best of ShowThe National Arts Program
  8. 2010
    The Dan Allen Sportsmanship AwardThe College of the Holy Cross
  9. 2009
    Dean's List Academic AchievementThe College of the Holy Cross
  10. 2006
    Patriot League Sports Academic Honor Roll The College of the Holy Cross

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    Fellows working group memberAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons
  2. 2020 - present
    Fellows Committee memberAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons
  3. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  4. 2018 - present
    MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology
  5. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons
  6. 2018 - 2020
    MemberAmerican Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  7. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Osteopathic Surgeons
  8. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Osteopathic Association