Breast cancer surgeon joins Memorial

Fellowship-trained breast cancer surgeon Mindy Williams, M.D., has joined the Breast Cancer Center at Memorial Cancer Institute. In her new role with Memorial Healthcare System, Dr. Williams is working with esteemed breast cancer surgeon Phyllis Neimark, M.D.

Dr. Williams most recently completed a breast oncology fellowship at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center’s Department of Breast Oncology in Tampa. Prior to that, she received a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and a master’s in natural science from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., and completed her medical degree and residency in general surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, La.

Dr. Williams recently presented her findings on “MRI-Determined Tumor Size and Correlation to Final Pathology in Breast Cancer Patients” to the Society of Surgical Oncology 2010 Annual Meeting. In addition, during her studies, Dr. Williams was published in “Breast Diseases, A Year Book Quarterly” and participated in a peer reviewed publication in the “Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society.”

Currently, Dr. Williams is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. For the past seven years, she has participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, first in Shreveport and later in Tampa.

Memorial Breast Cancer Center is the leading breast cancer program in Broward County, offering patients and their families a superior level of individualized care. Its two convenient locations, on the Memorial Regional Hospital campus in Hollywood and at Memorial Hospital West in Pembroke Pines, are among only a few freestanding facilities nationwide dedicated exclusively to breast cancer.

Both locations provide a comprehensive program that encompasses breast cancer prevention, disease management and recovery. Every year, more than 1,000 new patients at risk for, or diagnosed with, breast cancer come to the center for specialized breast cancer expertise, access to clinical trials, integrative therapies and essential support service.

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