Froedtert Hospital and The Medical College of Wisconsin offer a comprehensive, experienced team of physicians including surgeons, radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, genetics counselors, clinical psychologists and physical therapists who treat all forms of breast cancer. This team emphasizes a multidisciplinary, individualized approach to caring for the breast cancer patient. Our breast center has been accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. The Division of Surgical Oncology includes five board-certified surgeons who participate in this multidisciplinary team including Amanda L. Kong, MD MS, Miraj Shah-Khan, MD, Alonzo P. Walker, MD, and Tina W.F. Yen, MD MS. In addition, Dr. Yen and Dr. Kong have pursued additional training at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX in surgical oncology and breast surgical oncology and Dr. Shah-Khan completed her additional training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Our breast surgeons have almost exclusively breast-only practices and thus are dedicated to providing the most up-to-date care for our patients. Dr. Walker, the Director of the Breast Center, oversees the high-risk screening program. Dr. Shah-Khan also provides specialty breast surgical services at our community partners, St. Joseph's Hospital in West Bend and Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls.
Froedtert and The Medical College of Wisconsin are involved with several national and local clinical trials that are examining different ways to improve breast cancer treatment involving new surgical approaches, combination therapies, the delivery of radiation, and new drug agents. For example, Dr. Kong is the primary investigator of a clinical trial examining the role of axillary surgery after chemotherapy delivered before surgery. Dr. Yen has completed a five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute investigating lymphedema (arm and hand swelling after breast surgery) incidence and risk factors in older breast cancer patients. Dr. Yen also collaborates with Dr. Ann Nattinger, Medical College of Wisconsin internist and director of the Medical College of Wisconsin Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research. Dr. Nattinger has worked extensively in the field of breast research and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health as well as many other sources for her numerous studies including increasing the use of screening mammography, quality of life factors, treatment effects on cognition, and breast cancer outcomes.
For more information about our surgeons, the clinical trials they participate in, or the breast cancer program, please click on the provided links. You may also contact them to make an appointment at 414-805-4950.