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SUNY Downstate Cancer Institute

Centers of Excellence

Breast Cancer Center of Excellence

Breast cancer specialists at SUNY Downstate offer leading-edge surgical technology and highly experienced radiologists and pathologists to ensure an accurate diagnosis of breast cancer. World-class breast cancer services are available including breast cancer screening and diagnostic imaging as well as breast cancer treatment, follow-up and cancer risk assessment. Affiliated with the only College of Medicine in Brooklyn our breast cancer center offers treatments and services such as:

  • Complete breast cancer screening, diagnostic imaging, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and cancer risk assessment.
  • Least-invasive breast cancer procedure including breast-conservation surgery
  • Advanced breast reconstruction techniques
  • Radiation therapy
  • Patient navigator helping to manage issues resulting from their disease and treatment
  • American Cancer Society Patient Navigator referral to support groups
  • Genetic counseling and testing for women at high risk for developing breast cancer
  • Multidisciplinary breast cancer treatment

Within days of your visit at our facilities the multidisciplinary team at Breast Cancer Center of Excellence will conduct comprehensive tests and develop a personalized treatment program. From diagnosis through the treatment you are in the capable hands of experts every step of the way.


Faculty

Lisa Dresner, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief, Breast Surgery
Program Director, Surgical residency program
University Hospital of Brooklyn

Phone: (718) 270-1973
Fax: (718) 270-2826
For appointments call: 718-270-1973

Kevin Tehrani, MD, FACS

Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Phone: (718) 221-5087
Fax: (718) 270-8248

Alexander Schwartzman, MD, MBA, FACS

Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Clinical Professor of Surgery
Medical Director of SUNY Downstate Bay Ridge
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Phone: (718) 270-1791
Fax: (718) 613-8645
For appointments call:  (718) 270-1971

Gainosuke Sugiyama, MD, FACS

Associate Professor, Clinical Surgery
Director, Surgical Clerkship
Division of General Surgery
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Phone: (718) 270-6718
Fax: (718) 270-2826
For appointments call: (718) 270-1973

Maria Corsaro, MD

Breast Imaging
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Phone: (718) 270-3979
Fax: (718) 270-2667

Genya Tarnavskaya

Associate Director of Radiology
Breast Imaging
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Phone: (718) 270-7334
Fax: (718) 270-2667
For mammography appointments call: (718) 270-1620 / 7333

Iuliana Shapira, MD

Medical Oncology
Associate Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology

Phone: (718) 270-1500
Fax: (718) 270-1578
For appointments call: 718-270-3777

Gurinder Sidhu, MD

Medical Oncology
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Hematology/Oncology

Phone: 718-270-1500
Fax: (718) 270-1578
For appointments call:  718-270-3777

Iryna B. Durnyeva, MSN, OCN, NP-C

Assistant Director of Nursing Oncology
Director Patient Education Program
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology

Office Phone: (718)-270-8323



For more information on breast cancer please visit http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/breast-cancer