• Press Release

Elisa R. Port, MD, FACS, Named Chief of Breast Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Renowned surgeon Elisa R. Port, MD, FACS, returns as Chief of Breast Surgery and Co-Director of the Dubin Breast Center.

  • New York, NY
  • (April 22, 2010)

Renowned surgeon Elisa R. Port, MD, FACS, is returning to The Mount Sinai Medical Center as Chief of Breast Surgery and Co-Director of the Dubin Breast Center. Her appointment becomes effective on April 26.

“The Dubin Center is a comprehensive, highly integrated program, and we wanted the best physicians in breast cancer clinical are and research to lead the team,” said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “We’re pleased to have someone of Dr. Port’s caliber join our distinguished center.”

Dr. Port is a leading expert in sentinel-node biopsy, a procedure that allows physicians to determine the patient’s breast cancer stage, and the use of breast MRI in high-risk patients. Widely published on these topics and more, Dr. Port’s research has been featured in numerous journals, including the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Annals of Surgery and Cancer Research.

Through a grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Dr. Port researched positron emission tomography (PET), an imaging procedure that produces advanced 3-D images of the body, and its use in pre-operative assessment of breast cancer. She is also conducting, through funding from the National Cancer Institute, a Phase I study on the inhibition of the enzymes COX-2 and aromatase in breast cancer.

In addition to her research, Dr. Port is also a member of several professional associations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Diseases, the Society of Surgical Oncology, and the American College of Surgeons, for whom she is a Fellow.

“Since graduating from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Port has conducted seminal research on breast cancer and remained committed to seamless patient care,” said Michael L. Marin, M.D., F.A.C.S., The Julius H. Jacobson II, M.D. Professor of Surgery, and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.“With Dr. Port at the helm, Mount Sinai will further solidify its reputation of providing top-rated breast cancer care.”

After receiving her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1992, Dr. Port was a general surgery resident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles until 1994. She then joined Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for a breast cancer surgery research fellowship, and then continued on to Long Island Jewish Medical Center where she had completed a general surgery residency. In 1999 she joined Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, where she remained as an Associate Member and Associate Attending Surgeon until her Mount Sinai appointment.

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