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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 04, 2014
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SUSAN H. LEE, MD, JOINS WINTHROP'S BREAST HEALTH CENTER


Breast surgeon Susan Lee, MD, has joined Winthrop-University Hospital’s Breast Health Center team.
Winthrop-University Hospital’s Breast Health Center, the first nationally accredited Breast Health Center in Nassau County by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), is pleased to welcome Board Certified, Fellowship-trained breast surgeon Susan H. Lee, MD, FACOG, FACS, to its highly skilled team of specialists.

“Dr. Lee is a welcome addition to Winthrop’s Breast Health Center team,” said Frank Monteleone, MD, Chief of the Division of Breast Services and Director of the Breast Health Program at Winthrop. “Winthrop’s Breast Health Center is consistently recognized on a national level for quality and excellence and Dr. Lee’s expertise and commitment to providing patients with the highest level of care complements our mission to uphold these standards.”

Dr. Lee joins Winthrop from The Breast Center at New York Hospital Queens, where she was a member of the surgical staff since 2003.

Dr. Lee received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois and received her Medical Degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She trained in General Surgery for 2 years and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. She then completed a Fellowship in Breast Disease/Surgery at the Breast Health Center of the Brown University School of Medicine/Women and Infants Hospital, Dr. Lee is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Lee is a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was an Assistant Professor of Surgery in Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University while she was at New York Hospital Queens.

Dr. Lee is a member of numerous organizations and committees involved in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. These include the Society of Surgical Oncology, New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group, and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. She was also the NYHQ Liaison Physician to the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons and recently appointed as the Cancer Liaison Program State Chair for New York. Dr Lee is also the first female Chapter President of the Brooklyn/Long Island Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Lee has been involved in several clinical research projects, has published numerous articles and spoken widely on the subject of breast cancer.

Winthrop-University Hospital’s Breast Health Center provides patients with complete access to a full range of quality services and specialists in one convenient location. The Center’s experienced and highly skilled multidisciplinary team of Board Certified specialists includes physicians, pathologists, radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and world-class breast and plastic surgeons. They collaborate to offer risk assessment, diagnosis, evaluation and management of a wide range of malignant and benign breast conditions. A Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator helps patients and families move seamlessly through the often-complex diagnostic and treatment processes.

Winthrop’s Breast Health Center was recently named as one of the 2014 America’s Best Breast Centers by WomenCertified, Inc. To learn more about the comprehensive services available at Winthrop’s Breast Health Center, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit www.winthrop.org

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