Thank you to those of you who attended our 2022 Dubin Breast Center Fact vs. Fiction Luncheon and Symposium which took place on June 1. We were thrilled to come together in person and share new insights on breast cancer and women’s health.

If you were unable to attend, please enjoy the recording of the symposium by clicking the image below.

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Moderated by

Dr. Elisa PortElisa 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. Elisa 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.

The Experts

David Anderson, MD, FACSDavid Anderson, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Breast Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. David Anderson is a board-certified and fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist whose practice is dedicated to the treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases. His clinical and research interests encompass the full spectrum of breast disease as well as the education of surgical fellows. Dr. Anderson received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed a General Surgery residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He completed his research and breast surgery fellowships at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Anderson was on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania.

Anna Barbieri, MDAnna Barbieri, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, The Raquel and Jaime Gilinski Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Anna Barbieri is a double board certified gynecologist and integrative medicine physician in practice in New York City, and the founding physician of Elektra Health. She is also a North American Menopause Society certified practitioner. She is passionate about using her special expertise of combining medical and evidence based holistic approaches to help women navigate menopause and other hormonal transitions.

Jeffrey Mechanick, MDJeffrey Mechanick, MD
Professor, 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. Jeffrey Mechanick is a renowned endocrinologist and has authored more than 300 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, completed residency training at Baylor College of Medicine, and an endocrine fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

Cardinale Smith, MD, PhDCardinale Smith, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Professor, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Chief Quality Officer
Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement
The Tisch Cancer Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Cardinale Smith is a Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Chief Quality Officer for Cancer Services at The Tisch Cancer Institute. Her clinical focus is on lung cancer and palliative care. She is an RO1 funded clinical investigator whose work focuses on clinician-patient communication, evaluating treatment disparities and interventions focused on eliminating barriers to high quality cancer care delivery among racial and ethnic minorities.

Joseph Sparano, MD, FACPJoseph Sparano, MD, FACP
Chief, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Mount Sinai Health System
Deputy Director, The Tisch Cancer Institute
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Joseph Sparano is the Ezra M. Greenspan, MD Professor in Clinical Cancer Therapeutics. He is a medical oncologist whose research has focused on clinical application of biomarkers in breast cancer, and developmental therapeutic approaches for breast cancer, lymphoma, and HIV-associated cancers. He also currently serves as Deputy Chair of ECOG-ACRIN and principal investigator and group chair of the AIDS Malignancy Consortium, and is a recipient of funding from the U.S. National Cancer Institute and Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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