Surgical oncologists provide comprehensive, expert surgical treatment for patients with a broad range of cancers. The team of surgeons, nurses, and support service personnel are among the best in the country, and the treatment approach, facilities, and technology available are state-of-the-art.

The surgical treatment of cancer requires an interdisciplinary approach that draws on various specialties. At BMC, there are highly skilled physicians in all disciplines needed to provide comprehensive, quality care. The team of physicians and medical staff takes care of the patient through all phases of care—from diagnosis to treatment to follow-up.

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Specialty Clinics

Breast Cancer Program

At Boston Medical Center (BMC), the care of patients with breast cancer is a collaborative, multidisciplinary process. BMC’s Breast Health Program incorporates a coordinated multispecialty approach to care, bringing together the expertise of diverse specialists to manage care from the first consultation through treatment and follow-up visits.

Liver Cancer Surgery

Several types of surgical operations and interventions are available to treat liver cancer. Our experienced team of surgeons works with patients and a highly specialized group of other clinicians and staff, including gastroenterologists, interventional radiologists, medical oncologists, and nutritionists to determine the best treatment for each patient.

Pancreatic Cancer Surgeries

Surgery is currently the most effective treatment for pancreatic cancer. The two types of surgery used to treat pancreatic cancer are potentially curative surgery and palliative surgery. Potentially curative surgery is performed if it appears the cancer can be removed entirely. If the cancer has spread too far to be completely removed, patients may be treated with palliative surgery. Rather than try to cure the cancer, the goals of palliative surgery are to relieve symptoms and prevent problems caused by the cancer, such as the cancer blocking the bile ducts or the intestine.

Surgical Endocrinology

Providing treatment for diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands, BMC surgeons possess a high level of expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders within the endocrine system – a collection of glands responsible for producing hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, and tissue function, among other things. Working in collaboration with colleagues from endocrinology, diabetes and nutrition, gastroenterology, and radiation oncology, a multidisciplinary approach to care for patients is provided.


The Division of Endocrinology is staffed by internationally renowned physicians in the fields of thyroid and metabolic bone disorders, who are devoted to caring for patients and to evaluating, managing, and researching a multitude of endocrine disorders.

Gastric (Stomach) Cancer

Surgery is a common treatment for stomach cancer, which is also known as gastric cancer. Our surgical oncologists work with a team of other medical providers to help patients achieve the best possible outcome.

Multidisciplinary Partners


Patients with blood disorders receive consultation and treatment for a broad range of benign conditions, such as hemoglobinopathies (sickle cell anemia and thalassemia), hemochromatosis, bleeding and thrombotic disorders (von Willebrand's disease and hemophilia), hypercoagulable states, myeloproliferative disorders, myelodysplasia and anemia, and malignancies such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Medical Oncology

The Cancer Care Center at Boston Medical Center cares for patients with malignant and non-malignant blood disorders and cancer. The Center provides diagnostic services, innovative treatments, and comprehensive care to patients by an outstanding, nationally recognized, multidisciplinary team of hematologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, oncology nurses, social workers, and dieticians.

Radiation Oncology

The first step is a consultation with a radiation oncologist who works closely with other physicians and medical professionals to coordinate the best possible care for every patient.

Our Team

Teviah E Sachs, MD, MPH

Section Chief, Surgical Oncology
Associate Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

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Michael R Cassidy, MD

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

David McAneny, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs
Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Boston University School of Medicine

Jennifer F Tseng, MD, MPH

Surgeon-in-Chief, Boston Medical Center
Utley Professor and Chair of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine


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As the principal teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), Boston Medical Center is devoted to training future generations of healthcare professionals.  Learn more about Boston University School of Medicine.