The Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

New York, New York

Training Program Directors: Susan K. Boolbol, MD; Soojin Ahn, MD

The Continuum Cancer Center is composed of the Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center. Each site has its own cancer center, which is dedicated to the multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of breast cancer. Fellows in our program benefit from a broad experience at both sites. There are six dedicated full-time breast surgeons who treat over 1,100 breast cancers per year. Each year two fellows will be accepted for a one-year fellowship.

About the Program

The overall goal of the training program is to provide specialized training in the multidisciplinary treatment of both benign and malignant breast diseases. This will be accomplished by rotating through the various disciplines involved in the diagnosis and management of breast disease. During the one-year fellowship, the fellows will spend time on the different breast surgery teams, and will also gain experience with medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, cytology, radiology, plastic surgery, psycho-oncology and genetics.

Throughout the training period, the fellows will also gain administrative knowledge of the fundamentals of operating a breast surgery practice and the importance of collaborating with the various disciplines. In addition, there is ample opportunity to participate in community outreach programs.

We also offer training in many new technologies being used both in diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The fellows will receive vast experience in office-based ultrasound-guided biopsies and intraoperative needle placement. Ductal lavage and ductoscopy have become an integral part in the management of our high-risk patients. We have recently joined a multi-institutional study investigating the use of cryoablation in benign disease.

Meetings and Conferences

Conferences include a weekly multidisciplinary breast conference, research conference, morbidity and mortality, journal club, and grand rounds. Our fellows take part in the conferences through case and topic presentations.

Research Opportunities

Fellows are strongly encouraged to participate in clinical research projects. Early in the year, research interests are discussed with each fellow and projects are designed accordingly.

Contact Information

Training Program Directors: Susan K. Boolbol, MD
Soojin Ahn, MD
Address: Susan K. Boolbol, MD
10 Union Square East Suite 4E
New York, NY 10003
Emails:  sboolbol@chpnet.org
Phone: 212-844-6231
Address: Soojin Ahn, MD
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital
1090 Amsterdam Ave. Suite 10A
New York NY, 10025
Emails: Soojin.ahn@mountsinai.org 
Phone: 212-523-5222 
Fax: 212-523-7012