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As breast surgeons, our group prides itself in offering the latest in surgical innovation and comprehensive treatment of breast cancer, benign breast disease and high-risk gene mutations. Within the clinic there will be opportunities to learn ultrasound and perform ultrasound-guided biopsies, and Dr. Catherine Pesce leads an ultrasound-guided biopsy curriculum in the NorthShore SIM lab for the fellow to improve personal technique using an inanimate model. As one of the first healthcare systems to have a dedicated program to the specialty of Oncoplastics, our team leads the way in surgical skill, education and training for surgeons. All surgeons have been trained in Oncoplastics and have learned techniques from Dr. Katherine Kopkash, a national leader in Oncoplastic breast surgery. Our group has experience in both wire and radioactive seed localization surgeries, and NorthShore performs more seed-directed surgeries than any other hospital system in the Chicagoland area. We offer nipple-sparing mastectomies as first line mastectomy for all patients when possible, and we are a part of a national clinical trial on the performance of robotic nipple-sparing mastectomies.

 


Catherine E. Pesce, MD
Dr. Catherine Pesce – Fellowship Program Director
Director, Breast Surgical Program, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Program Director, Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


Katharine A. Yao, MDDr. Katharine Yao
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
Vice Chair, Research and Development
Department of Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


Katherine Anne Kopkash, MDDr. Katherine Kopkash
Director of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


Lawrence M. Krause, MDDr. Lawrence Krause
Co-Director, Highland Park Hospital Breast Center
NorthShore University HealthSystem Senior Clinician Educator, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


David J. Winchester, MDDr. David J. Winchester
Associate Medical Director for Surgical Services, Kellogg Cancer Center
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine


Dr. Nora Jaskowiak Dr. Nora Jaskowiak
Surgical Director, Breast Center, University of Chicago Medicine
Clerkship Director, Surgery
Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


Dr. Jennifer Tseng Dr. Jennifer Tseng
Associate Program Director, Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency, University of Chicago Medicine
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine