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Breast Surgeons

 

Beverly Hills / Westwood


Jennifer  Baker, MD

Jennifer Baker, MD

Surgical Oncology| Breast Surgery

Jennifer Baker, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon. Dr. Baker completed her fellowship in breast surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Baker's clinical specialties include breast cancer and breast surgical oncology; oncoplastic breast surgery; skin and nipple sparing mastectomy; sentinel lymph node biopsy and mapping; axillary lymph node dissection; locally advanced breast cancer; 

Burbank


Deanna Attai, MD

Deanna Attai, MD

Breast Surgery

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. 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. Dr. Attai is a Past-President of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Carlie Thompson, MD

Carlie Thompson, MD

Breast Surgery

Dr. Carlie Thompson is a breast surgeon who practices in Burbank and Westwood. She is board certified in general surgery and has completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship. She uses a multidisciplinary approach to expertly manage breast cancer, benign breast disease and women at high risk of developing breast cancer. She is a compassionate provider that cares deeply about her patients and their families.

Encino / Porter Ranch / Santa Clarita


Gregory M. Senofsky, MD

Gregory M. Senofsky, MD

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Gregory Senofsky is a board-certified, fellowship-trained surgical oncologist with special expertise in breast and melanoma surgery. He sees patients for consultations in Santa Clarita, Porter Ranch and Encino, and performs surgery at nearby community hospitals and at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is the medical director of the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia.

Laguna Hills / Torrance


Anna L. Houterman, MD

Anna L. Houterman, MD

Breast Surgery

Dr. Anna Houterman is a board certified, fellowship trained breast surgeon who practices in Laguna Hills and Torrance and performs surgery in nearby community hospitals. She specializes in benign and malignant diseases of the breast, and is passionate about providing excellent care for her patients and using the most advanced surgical techniques. She has expertise in oncoplastic surgery, breast conservation surgery, nipple sparing mastectomy and sentinel node biopsy.

City of Orange


Michele M. Carpenter, MD

Michele M. Carpenter, MD

Breast Surgery

Dr. Michele Carpenter is a breast surgeon who sees patients in the Orange office, and performs surgery in community hospitals and local surgery centers, including St. Joseph Hospital of Orange and Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills. She has dedicated her entire professional practice to breast cancer diagnosis and care, and uses a team approach to care for both the mind and the body of her breast cancer patients. She is board certified in surgery.

Donna H. Valentine, PA-C

Donna H. Valentine, PA-C

Breast Surgery

Medical Board Certifications - Physician Assistant, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, 2019. Degree - Western University of Health Sciences, PA, 1999.

Pasadena


Jeannie Shen, MD

Jeannie Shen, MD

Breast Surgery

Dr. Jeannie Shen is a fellowship-trained breast surgeon who sees patients in Pasadena and performs surgery in nearby community hospitals. She is board certified in general surgery, and works closely with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and plastic reconstructive surgeons to provide coordinated, personalized and multidisciplinary care to patients who have breast cancer, breast diseases, or are at high risk for breast cancer. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Santa Monica


Amy M. Kusske, MD

Amy M. Kusske, MD

Breast Surgery

Dr. Amy Kusske is an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of California Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine. After completing her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, Dr. Kusske pursued her medical degree and graduated with AOA honors from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. She then completed her general surgery residency at the University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Kusske is the Co-Director of the UCLA Santa Monica Breast Center.

Westwood


Jennifer  Baker, MD

Jennifer Baker, MD

Surgical Oncology| Breast Surgery

Jennifer Baker, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon. Dr. Baker completed her fellowship in breast surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Baker's clinical specialties include breast cancer and breast surgical oncology; oncoplastic breast surgery; skin and nipple sparing mastectomy; sentinel lymph node biopsy and mapping; axillary lymph node dissection; locally advanced breast cancer; 

Audrey Joan R. Cano, NP

Audrey Joan R. Cano, NP

Breast Surgery

Audrey Cano is a skilled Nurse Practitioner who works for the Santa Monica, Westwood, and Beverly Hills Breast Center locations. Having eight years as a clinical nurse caring for a wide range of patient populations, Audrey focuses on patient-centered delivery of care. Her clinical practice incorporates integrity, respect, and compassion through patient education and patient empowerment.

Carlie Thompson, MD

Carlie Thompson, MD

Breast Surgery

Dr. Carlie Thompson is a breast surgeon who practices in Burbank and Westwood. She is board certified in general surgery and has completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship. She uses a multidisciplinary approach to expertly manage breast cancer, benign breast disease and women at high risk of developing breast cancer. She is a compassionate provider that cares deeply about her patients and their families

Emeritus


Helena Chang, MD

Helena Chang, MD

Professor Emeritus

Breast Cancer - Vaccine and early detection Academic/Teaching Appointments, Professor of Surgery, UCLA Medical School Professional Appointments, Director, Revlon/UCLA Breast Center, Program Director, JCCC Women's Cancer, Director, UCLA/Gonda Breast Cancer Research Laboratory Memberships in Scholarly or Professional Societies American Soc. Of Clinical Oncology, American Surg. Association LA Surgical Society Bay Surg. Society Surgical Biology Club II National Elected Office