Section Chief of Breast Surgery
Surgical Director of the Breast Care Program
Breast surgical oncology, including excisional biopsy; lumpectomy; mastectomy; skin-sparing mastectomy; nipple-sparing mastectomy; oncoplastic surgery; sentinel lymph node biopsy and mapping; axillary node dissection; axillary reverse mapping to reduce lymphedema, locally advanced breast cancer; breast cancer in young women; breast sarcomas; benign breast disease; high risk breast cancer patients.
- Fellowship: Breast Oncology and Oncoplastics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 2013-2014
- Residency: Oklahoma State university Medical Center, Tulsa, OK 2008-2013
- DO: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, WV 2004-2008
General Surgery – Board Certified (2015)
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|Male Breast Cancer Survivor | April 15, 2020
Men account for less than 1% of diagnosed breast cancers in the United States. While the risks are low, there is still a possibility of developing breast cancer. That possibility became very real for John Ozols, who at 72 had settled comfortably into retirement. Read more about John’s story.
|The Drive for Survival, a Breast Cancer Survivor Story | July 13, 2018
The trip from Jacksonville, North Carolina to Chapel Hill is only about three hours, 148 miles of mostly highway across a landscape of pine trees and old oaks with towns dotting the horizon. Krystal Hensley, a 29-year-old cancer survivor knew the route by heart. “I could have gone somewhere closer to home but I trust my doctors at UNC Health.” Read more about Krystal’s Story.
|Breast Cancer Treatment During COVID-19 | March 25, 2021
For those diagnosed with a disease, the potential of contracting COVID-19 adds another layer of stress and required caution to the situation. It was hard enough to learn about her breast cancer diagnosis, but just as she started treatment, Brighid Willis, a 44-year-old Chatham county resident, was faced with a new worry: COVID-19 rushed on to the international scene and altered her plans. Read more about Brighid’s Story.