I have been in practice in the East Bay since 1982, and specialize in the care of patients with breast cancer and other breast health issues. I was the first woman surgeon in the Oakland/Berkeley area. I completed my degree in Mathematics at Northwestern University in 1971, and went on to my MD degree at Northwestern University Medical School in 1975. I completed my General Surgery residency at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Medical School, and my Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Evanston Hospital, in 1981.
I am the past president and member of the Board of Directors of the California Division of the American Cancer Society, and currently chair their Breast Cancer Taskforce. I am a member of the Commission of Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, and am the Vice-Chair of the Education Committee. I am also a Governor of the American College of Surgeons, and the Past President of the Northern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.
I am the Co-Founder and the Medical Director of the Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center, and a Co-Director of the Breast Cancer Program at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. I chair the weekly Breast Cancer Tumor Board at that institution, and have instituted several clinical programs and the quality assurance program at the Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center.
I am a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, and member of the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association, the East Bay Surgical Society, San Francisco Surgical Society, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Society of Breast Diseases, and the Society of Surgical Oncology.