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On Monday, May 22nd we were joined by the Mount Sinai Health System experts for the 2023 Fact vs. Fiction Luncheon and Symposium. These nationally recognized physician-researchers answered questions covering cutting-edge topics in breast cancer and adolescent and women’s health. The esteemed panel discussed the newest developments in treatment, hormones, diet, and other lifestyle factors, and shared insights into caring for yourself, your daughters, and the women in your life.

Moderated by

Dr. Elisa Port
Elisa Port, MD, FACS
Chief, Breast Surgery, Mount Sinai Health System
Director, Dubin Breast Center
Professor of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Port has long been a pioneer in the care and treatment of patients with breast cancer. From the newest techniques for breast cancer surgery to groundbreaking clinical trials and research, her efforts have placed the Dubin Breast Center at the vanguard of breast health and cancer care. In addition to publishing in leading journals, she is the author of The New Generation Breast Cancer Book: How to Navigate Your Diagnosis and Treatment Options—and Remain Optimistic—in the Age of Information Overload.


Laurie Margolies, MD, FSBI, FACR
Laurie Margolies, MD, FSBI, FACR
Chief Breast Imaging, Dubin Breast Center
Vice-Chair for Breast Imaging
Mount Sinai Health System
Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Margolies was a leader in establishing the Dubin Breast Center’s multi-modality breast imaging division focusing on patient-centered comprehensive care and expanding such care throughout the Health System. In October 2018, the beneficiary of a competitive NY state grant, Mount Sinai began offering mobile screening mammography services throughout NYC under Dr. Margolies' auspices. Her research has included correlation of breast arterial calcifications with cardiovascular disease risk factors, breast density on CT, and the utility of prior reports to guide current screening recommendations. Dr. Margolies is a fellow of the American College of Radiology and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Society of Breast Imaging.

Jeffrey Mechanick, MD
Jeffrey Mechanick, MD
Professor, Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine
Medical Director, Kravis Center for Health
Director, Metabolic Support Divisions of Cardiology and Endocrinology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Mechanick is a renowned endocrinologist and has authored more than 400 publications in endocrinology, metabolism, and nutrition support and co-edited and co-authored nine books on these subjects. He is Past-President of the American College of Endocrinology, Past- President of the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists, and Past-President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Dr. Mechanick was appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition Science Board for 2010-2013 and is Editor-in-Chief Emeritus for the Council’s publication, Elevate Health. Dr. Mechanick received his MD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, completed residency training at Baylor College of Medicine, and an endocrine fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

Amy Tiersten, MD
Amy Tiersten, MD
Clinical Director, Breast Medical Oncology, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Professor, Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Tiersten is a well-known and highly experienced medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of breast and gynecologic malignancies. In addition to having a very busy clinical practice, Dr. Tiersten has served as principal investigator for many clinical trials including national trials and has published extensively in the areas of breast and ovarian cancer in many journals. Dr. Tiersten continues to be active in writing, developing, and leading clinical trials as well as teaching students and residents and seeing patients.

Gylynthia E. Trotman, MD, MPH
Gylynthia E. Trotman, MD, MPH
Chief, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Assistant Professor, The Raquel and Jaime Gilinski Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Assistant Professor, Jack and Lucy Clark Department of Pediatrics
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Trotman serves as Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology where she specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with medical and surgical gynecologic problems from infancy through young adulthood. Dr. Trotman is dedicated to decreasing health disparities and has a special clinical interest in minimally invasive surgery, reproductive endocrinology in adolescents and management of complex menstrual disorders. Over her career, Dr. Trotman has developed a number of quality improvement initiatives, and played an integral role in the educational training and mentorship of medical students, residents and fellows. Dr. Trotman has published and lectured extensively and her expertise is highly sought out by her colleagues. Her aim is to provide compassionate and comprehensive care, optimize patient and family experience and provide education and advocacy for a diverse population.

Christina Weltz, MD
Christina Weltz, MD
Associate Director of Surgery, Dubin Breast Center
Associate Professor, The Ruth J. & Maxwell Hauser and Harriet & Arthur H. Aufses, Jr., MD Department of Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Weltz has been a breast surgeon at Mount Sinai for 25 years. She treats patients with malignant and benign breast disease as well as women at risk of breast cancer. Her research has included developing the paravertebral block as an alternative to general anesthesia for breast surgery. Dr. Weltz has developed a novel technique for diagnosing and treating women with abnormal nipple discharge. Her current research is focusing on the problem of breast cancer arising in tissue that was not adequately removed with mastectomy, the barriers to childbearing in young women diagnosed with breast cancer, and the reasons why women still present with very advanced disease during the current era of widespread breast cancer awareness. Dr. Weltz has won awards for teaching and she directs the Dubin Breast Center surgery fellowship.

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Thank you to our generous supporters:

Eva Andersson-Dubin, MD
Bloomberg Philanthropies
DuPre Cochran
Beth Cogan Fascitelli
Karen Finerman
Vicki Gross
Melissa Spohler
Nina Wexler

Laurie Blitzer
Marianne Boesky
Kari and Bill Foote & Family
Melvin Gershon
Stacie Cohen Kiratsous
Deb Landis
Joann Pucciarelli
Lisa Pruzan
Lynn and Stephan Solomon

Estherann Asch
Donya Bommer
Sara Dashefsky
Debra Fife
Tova Fink
Deborah and Allen Grubman
Elinor Heller
Genevieve Lynch
Julie Menin
Ilene Osherow
Trish Paliotta
Erica Samuels
Pamela Sanders
Monica Peisach Sasson
Lisa and Michael Senter
Maureen Sherry
Dana Torregiano
Melissa Vlak
Silvia Zoullas

List as of May 23, 2023
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