Multidisciplinary Consultation Services
Modern breast cancer care is often directed by a team of specialists working together to develop a comprehensive therapy plan for the breast cancer patient. Newly diagnosed breast cancer patients are often faced with an overwhelming task of understanding the disease process and their treatment options.
Rather than having three or four separate appointments on different dates and times, patients meet conveniently with three to four specialists at one time. This multi-D breast cancer conference streamlines care by combining office appointments; expedites treatment by eliminating waiting times; and provides patients with a clear treatment focus and direction that they can understand.
Our multidisciplinary treatment team includes:
Dawn Leonard, M.D.
Medical Director, Northwest Hospital
Mayer Gorbaty, MD
Director of Medical Oncology, Northwest Hospital
Jeanette Linder, MD
Chief of Radiation Oncology
Reconstructive Surgeon participation as needed
For an appointment, or to learn more about the multidisciplinary approach, call 410-701-4488.
The center hosts a fellowship trained breast surgeon specializing in the management of benign and malignant breast disease.
The latest technologies in Radiation Therapy are available at Sinai Hospital.
For their convenience, patients have a choice of locations: Northwest Hospital or Sinai Hospital Infusion Services areas for evaluation by a medical oncologist for administration of systematic chemotherapy, infusion therapy, or chemopreventive management.
Navigation, Education and Support
A dedicated Nurse Navigator is located at the Center to provide guidance and support for patients. Deb Kirkland, R.N., M.S.N., M.P.H., can be contacted at 410-521-8831.
A breast cancer support group meets the third Wednesday of every month from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the Herman & Walter Samuelson Breast Care Center. To register, call 410-601-WELL(9355).
Survivors Offering Support (SOS) is a volunteer organization offering one-on-one mentoring for breast cancer patients. Breast cancer survivors act as volunteers in mentoring newly diagnosed patients. Funded by a grant from the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Contact Denise O'Neill at 410-496-7581.
Mentor Request Form
Women under 40 years of age can find support through a dedicated LifeBridge Health program called Breast Friends. Contact Deb Kirkland at 410-521-8831.
Image Recovery Services
Working in collaboration with your medical providers, specialists in image recover develop an individual appearance management plan to help you adjust to and get through the physical changes you face. For more information, call 410-701-4488.
A selection of reconstructive surgery options are available to patients. Call 410-601-9355 for more information.
For more information, call 410-496-6975.