Chair, Dept. of Surgery
Director, Maimonides Medical Center
Medical Advisory Committee Chair
Dr. Patrick I. Borgen is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He also heads the Brooklyn Breast Cancer Center at the Maimonides Cancer Center — the only dedicated cancer center in Brooklyn. Dr. Borgen was recruited from Memorial Sloan Kettering, where he served as Chief of Breast Services, Head of the Breast Cancer Research Laboratory, and Director of the Breast Cancer Disease Management Team.
Dr. Borgen has received numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, the US Army and the National Cancer Institute. Widely published in peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Borgen is on the Editorial Board of Annals of Surgical Oncology, and on the Peer Review Board of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He is Guest Editor for: Surgery, Annals of Surgery, The Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Breast Diseases, Breast Diseases Quarterly, The Breast Journal, The Lancet, Archives of Surgery and Journal of Clinical Oncology. He is editor of three major textbooks on breast disease, and has contributed chapters to 15 other texts. To date, he has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 139 abstracts and 15 editorials.
Dr. Borgen has been Chairman of the American College of Surgeons Breast Cancer Trials Group, as well as a Member of the Executive Board of Directors of the American Society for the Study of Breast Disease. He is currently on the Executive Boards of the Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc. and of Tulane University, and a member of the American Joint Committee on Cancer, Breast Task Force.
Breast Surgeon, NYU
Deborah Axelrod, M.D. is Director of Clinical Breast Programs and Services and Medical Director of Community Cancer Education and Outreach at NYU Clinical Cancer Center in New York City and a board certified surgeon who specializes in breast diseases and breast cancer. She is Associate Professor of Surgery at New York University School of Medicine.
A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Axelrod completed a surgical oncology research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She is widely published in her field and has been in practice since 1988.
Dr. Axelrod is a prominent speaker throughout the country, presenting to both lay and professional audiences information on survivorship, new developments in risk-reduction measures, detection and treatment of breast cancer. She is on the editorial board of http://plwc.org (people living with cancer), as part of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Under the leadership of Dr. Axelrod, monthly programs for the community (Insights In Context) are offered throughout the year emphasizing diagnosis, treatment and risk reduction of cancer in women and men. Prior to joining the faculty at NYU, Dr. Axelrod was Chief of the Comprehensive Breast Center at St. Vincents Hospital and Medical Center in New York City (1999-2004). She initiated the Community Lecture Series program which is successfully into its eighth year offering lectures and resources to the community. Dr. Axelrod was instrumental in initiating the Artist in Residence Program offering art therapy to all patients under treatment for cancer. This program is in collaboration with the Creative Center for Women With Cancer which also continues a long relationship at NYU Medical Center and now at the NYU Clinical Cancer Center. From 1988 to 1999, Dr. Axelrod was Physician in Charge of the Louis Venet MD Comprehensive Breast Service at Beth Israel Hospital and Medical Center in New York City.
She co-authored the book Bosom Buddies: Lessons and Laughter about Breast Health and Cancer with Rosie O'Donnell and Tracy Chuterian-Semler, that uses humor to help cope with breast cancer. All proceeds for the book were donated to various non-profit breast cancer organizations to help fund ongoing outreach, support, education and research programs.
Always at the forefront of patient advocacy, Dr. Axelrod is active nationally and in the community — dedicated to educating the public about breast cancer and the need to take an active role in one's own health care. She is on the Board of Directors at SHARE (Self-Help Group for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer) in New York City and Cancer 101, offering organizational resources to men and women diagnosed with cancer. She has been appointed to the Medical Resource Council at Gilda's Club in New York City (a cancer support community for people with cancer and their families) and Health Advisory Board at Hadassah and Medical Advisory Board at the Young Survival Coalition, Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert (JALBCA) and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, North Jersey Affiliate and New York Affiliate.
Past President, New York Cancer Society
Member, Committee on Accreditation - American College of Radiology (ACR)
Dr. Bosworth, prior to joining NRAD, had been Chief of Radiation Oncology at North Shore University Hospital. While treating all types of cancer, he has a special interest in prostate and breast cancer. He is on the staff of St. Francis Hospital and North Shore Hospital. For the past several years, he has been listed in the guide to Top Doctors and also has served as a managing partner for NRAD.
Manjeet Chadha, MD, is the Associate Chairman of the Charles and Bernice Blitman Department of Radiation Oncology at Beth Israel Medical Center. She also serves as Director of Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Programs in Radiation Oncology at Continuum Cancer Centers of New York. She is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.
Dr. Chadha has national recognition for her expertise in the treatment of breast and gynecologic cancers. She has extensive experience treating patients using advanced technologies, image-based conformal external beam radiation therapy techniques and high-dose rate and low-dose rate brachytherapy. Her research interests involve application of treatment strategies that are patient focused and aimed at individualizing treatment and delivering personalized patient care.
Dr. Chadha has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She has lectured at national and international meetings. Dr. Chadha serves as the Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee in Radiation Oncology. She is the President of the Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group and past President of the New York Roentgen Society. Dr. Chadha is also an active member of several professional societies including the American College of Radiology, the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Her name is listed in the directory of America's Top Oncologists as well as among The Best Doctors in America. In 2011, Dr. Chadha was named in Castle Connolly's "Top Doctors: New York Metro Area."
Dr. Stevens is the Director of Radiation Oncology at the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center in White Plains Hospital, White Plains, NY. She completed an internal medicine residency and a radiation oncology residency at Bellevue Hospital/ NYU Medical Centers in New York.
She sits on the board of the NAPBC, is the Chairperson of the Education and Dissemination Committee of the NAPBC, and a surveyor for the NAPBC. She is the Chairperson of the Institutional Review Board at White Plains Hospital, on the Board of the New York Metropolitan Breast Group.
Mia Talmor, MD, FACS, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is board-certified in general surgery and plastic surgery and specializes in the most technologically-advanced aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Talmor plays a strong leadership role in physician training, and is an active member of many professional associations. Dr. Talmor has distinguished herself in the scientific community through her research, and is widely published in peer-reviewed journals. She has received numerous prestigious grants and awards, including a research grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Hildegard K. Toth, MD is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology and Acting Director of the Breast Imaging Center at New York University Medical Center. She also serves as attending physician at Tisch Hospital, Bellevue Hospital, and Gouverneur Hospital, in New York.
Dr. Toth is a member of distinguished professional organizations, including the American College of Radiology, New York Metropolitan Mammography Society, New York Roentgen Ray Society, and the Radiological Society of North America.
Dr. Toth received her B.A. (cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania, and her M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine, where she was elected President of the Medical Student Body. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at The Pennsylvania Hospital, her residency at New York University Medical Center-Bellevue Hospital, and fellowships in body imaging and nuclear medicine at New York University Medical Center.
Dr. Toth is widely published in her field, and often an invited guest lecturer on topics that involve radiology. She is board-certified in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine by the American Board of Radiology.
Chief, Plastic Surgery
Lloyd B. Gayle, MD is Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery and the former site chief of the Plastic Surgical Division at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. Most recently, he has joined the faculty of Maimonides Medical Center assuming the roles of Chief of Plastic Surgery with a focus on breast reconstruction. Additionally, he has privileges at Hospital For Special Surgery where he is Clinical Director of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Gayle earned his medical degree at the New York University School of Medicine in New York City. He completed a residency and chief residency in general surgery at NYU/Booth Memorial Medical Center in Queens, New York. He went on to complete a residency in Plastic Surgery at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center and a fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic at Ralph K. Davies Medical Center in San Francisco, California. Dr. Gayle is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Active in several research and clinical endeavors, Dr. Gayle has a special interest in the restoration of the breast following mastectomy utilizing the full gamut of surgical techniques currently available. These include the anatomically shaped, highly cohesive, silicone gel-filled breast implants currently being investigated at several centers throughout the country and autologous breast reconstruction utilizing microvascular techniques such as DIEP and SGAP flaps. Dr. Gayle has had articles published in several peer reviewed journals, including Annals of Plastic Surgery, Clinics in Plastic Surgery and Microsurgery. His areas of interest and research have spanned lower extremity reconstruction, including replantation, outcome evaluations in patients following breast reconstruction as well as applications for fibrin sealant.
Dr. Gayle is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Royal Society of Medicine. He holds membership, in numerous other professional organizations including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, as well as several others.
Director, Breast Surgery
Dr. Donna-Marie Manasseh is the Director of Breast Surgery at the Maimonides Breast Cancer Center in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to joining the Maimonides team, Dr. Manasseh was the Co-Director of the Women's Breast Center and the Chief of Breast Surgery at Stamford Hospital. Under her leadership, the Women's Breast Center at Stamford Hospital became the first center to be accredited by the American College of Surgeon's National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Dr. Manasseh completed her general surgery residency at NY Presbyterian and her breast surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr. Manasseh is a strong advocate of empowering women by educating them about breast health and disease, in the hopes that this education will lead to earlier detection of breast disease and a better chance of being cured. She has published several chapters on breast disease and has co-authored a textbook relating to breast disease and evaluation. She is also a member of several societies which promote breast health, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the National Consortium of Breast Centers and the American Society of Breast Disease, and remains a surveyor for the American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers, whose goal is to evaluate breast centers across the country to ensure they are providing quality care to women in their communities.
Dr. Manasseh has participated in many conferences and speaking engagements to promote breast health and help women make the right health decisions. She has been the recipient of several awards, most notably the Magida Award from the Fairfield County Medical Association and the Rosenthal Family Foundation, given to a physician who has shown a notable capacity for patient treatment and care and a special sensitivity to patient-physician relationships. She was also recognized by the American Cancer Society and was awarded the Star of Hope Award, as well as the American Red Cross Hero Award in Medicine. Dr. Manasseh is included in the Castle-Connolly Guide to Top Doctors New York Metro Region.