A Team Approach to Breast Care

Most patients with an urgent breast health issue face a series of appointments and procedures with a seemingly unconnected maze of departments. That’s not the case at Boston Medical Center.

Our Breast Health Program incorporates a coordinated multi-specialty approach to care, linking internal medicinesurgical oncologyradiology/mammographymedical oncologyradiation oncology, pathology and other breast health specialists together as one connected team. This patient-centered approach results in rapid access, personalized care and streamlined patient visits. All new patients are given expedited appointments in the Belkin Breast Health Center, where they are seen by either a medical or surgical breast specialist. Patients with an urgent problem are usually seen within a day. In addition, a cancer care nurse is available to all breast cancer patients as a central contact to offer support and ensure compliance throughout their multi-specialty cancer care.

We are conveniently located next door to the Belkin Breast Imaging Center if further diagnostic evaluation is needed.

Our goal at the Belkin Breast Center is for every breast cancer patient to obtain the optimal result through completion of their treatment plan.

An essential part of the program is a weekly multidisciplinary breast cancer conference in which the entire team collaborates on a comprehensive evaluation, and plans the best, most individualized treatment regimen and follow-up care for patients with breast cancer. There is ongoing communication with the patient and his or her primary care provider—so everyone is kept up to date and informed.

With BMC, you’ll have one team of specialists for your overall breast healthcare.

The Belkin Breast Center has been the proud recipient of grants from the Susan G. Koman Search for the Cure and the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation to further our efforts in breast cancer prevention, outreach and treatment for the patients of Boston Medical Center, their affiliated Health Centers and the community.

 

Contact Us

830 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
1st Floor, Suite 1300
Moakley Building
617.414.9729
Monday-Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Saturday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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Specialty Clinics

Breast Imaging Center

If you are a woman over 40, yearly breast health screenings are an important part of a healthy routine. Mammography is the single most effective method to detect breast changes, long before physical symptoms can be seen or felt. Yearly mammograms can detect cancer early, providing you with more treatment options and a chance for a full recovery.

Programs and Services

Our Team

Surgical Providers

Michael R Cassidy, MD

Medical Director, Belkin Breast Health Center, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Surgical Oncology, Breast Cancer, Melanoma, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Malignancies

Andrea L Merrill, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Breast Cancer, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Cancer, Parathyroid Adenoma, Parathyroid Hyperplasia

Medical Providers

Tracy A Battaglia, MD, MPH

Associate Director, Belkin Breast Health Center
Director, Women's Health Unit, General Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Primary Care, Women's Health, Breast Health

Chava E Chapman, MB, BCh

Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests

Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Breast Disease, Women's Health
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Amy L Fitzpatrick, MD

General Internal Medicine Physician

Special Interests

Addiction Medicine, Women's Health, Primary Care

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Patient Navigators

Janice DeBrito
Boston Medical Center

Breast Imagers

Michael D Fishman, MD

Section Chief, Breast Imaging, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Breast Imaging

Bernadette V Jakomin, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Breast Imaging

Special Interests

Breast Tomosynthesis, Breast MRI, Breast Ultrasound, Mammograms, Breast Cancer Detection & Diagnosis

Jordana Phillips, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

Special Interests

Breast imaging and procedures

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Anna F Rives, MD, PhD

Fellowship Director, Breast Imaging
Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Breast Imaging

Special Interests

Breast Imaging

Kitt Shaffer, MD, PhD

Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Breast Imaging

Special Interests

Breast Imaging, Thoracic Imaging, Medical Education, Oncologic Imaging, Anatomy

Priscilla J Slanetz, MD

Vice Chairman, Faculty Development
Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Co-Associate Director, Radiology Residency
Breast Imaging

Special Interests

Medical education