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

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

In a highly supportive and collaborative environment, physicians who are nationally recognized leaders in the care of patients with all stages of liver cancer provide patients with the most advanced, coordinated, and comprehensive medical care available—treatment that is effective and innovative in curing and controlling cancer and managing its impact on quality of life.

Pancreatic Cancer

In a highly supportive and collaborative environment, pancreatic cancer physicians who are nationally recognized leaders in the care of patients with all stages of pancreatic cancer provide the most advanced, coordinated, and comprehensive medical care available—treatment that is effective and innovative in curing and controlling cancer and managing its impact on quality of life.

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

Thyroid Nodule Center & Adrenal Tumor Center

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.

Multidisciplinary Partners

Hematology

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

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

Special Interests

Surgical Oncology, Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Cancers, Cancers of the Stomach, Sarcoma, Melanoma

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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

Frederick T Drake, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests

Endocrine Surgery, including Thyroid Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Adrenal Surgery, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy; General Surgery, including inguinal, umbilical, and ventral hernia repairs and laparoscopic cholecystectomy

David McAneny, MD

Chief Surgical Officer
Vice Chair of Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Endocrine surgery, Surgical oncology, Pancreas surgery, Hepatobiliary surgery, GI tract surgery

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

Jennifer F Tseng, MD, MPH

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

Special Interests

Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Pancreas, Stomach, Biliary Tract, Hereditary Cancer Syndromes, Pancreatic Cysts

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