Dr. Deanna J. Attai is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, and is President of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. After completing her undergraduate education at Vassar College, she graduated with honors from the Georgetown University School of Medicine, and then completed her General Surgery Residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Her surgical practice is limited to the care of patients with benign and malignant breast disease.

What is a Breast Surgeon?

Many women are understandably anxious when told that they are being referred to a breast surgeon, especially if it is not clear what the problem is. A breast surgeon does perform surgery, but realize that many breast-related problems are treated without an operation.

A breast surgeon has completed a general surgery residency training program. Recently, fellowship programs have been developed to provide additional breast-related surgical training, but the majority of breast surgeons in this country have not completed a fellowship as these programs are relatively new. A breast surgeon may, but does not always, focus entirely on breast conditions. In my case, 100% of my practice is devoted to the care of patients with breast conditions, so all of my continuing education and research involves staying current in this rapidly changing field.

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Blog Posts

DCIS Treatment and Survival Rates

24 August 2015 A study published in JAMA Oncology raises more questions regarding appropriate treatments for ductal carc

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#ILookLikeASurgeon

14 August 2015 It was hard not to get swept up in this one. Anyone who has frequented You Tube knows that certain posts

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How can we improve breast cancer surgery?

31 July 2015 The majority of patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer are candidates to undergo what is known as brea

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