I am a breast cancer surgeon and health services researcher with a clinical practice entirely focused on the treatment of breast disease. My prior research has revolved around two major themes: 1) the doctor-patient relationship within oncology, and 2) high-value breast cancer care (i.e. evidence-based breast cancer treatment translating into high quality cancer care at lower health care costs).
My long-standing interest in high value oncology care was initially sparked when I completed my Masters in Public Health degree at the University of Wisconsin. My prior research has demonstrated that adherence to evidence-based practice leads to a “win-win” of providing the best care for patients while naturally reducing health care spending. Through the BIRCWH Scholar program, I am currently working on better understanding how knowledge of health care costs and burden may impact patients' and doctors' treatment decisions.
Education and Training
- Breast Surgical Oncology Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2011 - 2012
- Internship/General Surgery Residency, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2004 - 2011
- M.P.H., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2009
- M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, 2004
In the News
- Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health
- Comparison of Operative to Medical Endocrine Therapy (COMET) for Low Risk DCIS
- A Shared-Decision Tool to Improve Communication About Breast Reconstruction
- TBCRC 029: Male Breast Cancer
- Comparing the Effectiveness of Guideline-concordant Care to Active Surveillance for DCIS: an Observational Study
- A Novel Optical Spectral Imaging System for Rapid Imaging of Breast Tumor Margins