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Meet the Breast Center Team

Led by Lori Medeiros, MD, the Rochester Regional Health Breast Center is the first center in New York to be a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers™, a quality initiative of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc. 

The Breast Center is also involved in Mastery of Breast Surgery - a national quality improvement initiative of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Our team boasts dedicated breast surgeons and members of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons who focus exclusively on breast disease.

The Breast Center has experts in breast surgery, diagnostic imaging, pathology & cytology, medical oncology, radiation oncology and genetic counseling.


Our Experts

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    Lori Medeiros, MD, CM, FRCSC, FACS

    Dr. Lori Medeiros is the Executive Director of the Breast Service line for Rochester Regional Health and the Executive Director for Cancer Business Development at Rochester Regional Health. She also serves as Chair of Bylaws committee at Rochester General Hospital. She received her medical degree and completed her specialty training at McGill University. She subsequently received her MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Medeiros is a surgeon who specializes in treating breast cancer and disease of the breast and is the Director of the Rochester Regional Breast Center. She is board certified by both the American Board of Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She is also certified in breast ultrasound through the Society of Breast Surgeons. Her current research interests focus on the development of new technologies and their application to detection and treatment of breast cancer. Dr. Medeiros is a frequent presenter to patient and community organizations, as well as media and professional groups on breast cancer, breast diseases and breast surgery.

    About Dr. Medeiros
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    Samira Khera, MS, MD, FACS

    Dr. Samira Khera is a fellowship-trained, board-certified breast surgeon. Dr. Khera is known for her expertise that ranged from genetic BRCA testing for breast cancer to leading-edge surgery techniques. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

    About Dr. Khera
  • Marguerite Dynski, MD

    Marguerite Dynski, MD, FACS

    Dr. Marguerite Dynski specializes in breast diseases and breast surgery. She has certifications in/from General Surgery, the American Board of Surgeons, and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. She completed medical school at the State University of New York at Buffalo and did her residency at the University of Rochester.   

    About Dr. Dynski
  • Joel Yellin, MD

    Joel Yellin, MD, FACS

    Dr. Yellin is an expert in all aspects of breast diseases and breast surgery. He holds certifications in/from General Surgery, the American Board of Surgeons, and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. He attended the University of Rochester and did his residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. 

    About Dr. Yellin
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    William Bowen, MD

    As the Section Chief of Breast Imaging, Dr. Bowen specializes in women's imaging procedures, advanced CT imaging, cardiac imaging, CT colonoscopy, CT enterography, CT coronary angiography, nuclear medicine, and image guided minimally invasive procedures. He studied at the Medical College of Wisconsin and did his residency at Rochester General Hospital. 

    About Dr. Bowen
  • Dawn Riedy, MD

    Dawn Riedy, MD

    As the Chief of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Dr. Riedy's area of specialty lies in breast and gynecologic cytopathology. Dr. Riedy attended the University of Rochester and completed her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. 

    About Dr. Riedy
  • Meria Atanas, MD

    Meri Atanas, MD

    Dr. Atanas is the Chairman of the Radiation Oncology Department at the Lipson Cancer Institute. She leads a team of nationally-recognized radiation oncologists and offers state-of-the-art treatment to patients of our Breast Center. She did her residency at SUNY Health Science Center after completing medical school at Tuft's University. 

    About Dr. Atanas
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    Zachary Kramer, MD

    Dr. Kramer is a Breast Center Executive Member. He specializes in breast cancer and all malignancies in adults. He went to medical school at Albany Medical College and did his residency at University of Virginia. 

    About Dr. Kramer
  • Beth Elmore, RN

    Elizabeth Elmore, RN, MSN, AOCNP

    Elizabeth is a genetic counselor that works with our Breast Center team to offer counseling and diagnostic services to women who are considered to be at high-risk for breast cancer. She holds certifications as an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society. 

  • Kim Provenzano, NP

    Kimberly Provenzano, RN, MSN, AOCN, APNG

    Kimberly works with the Breast Center as a genetic counselor. She offers counseling and diagnostic services to women that are considered a high-risk for breast cancer. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, the Genesee Valley Oncology Nursing Society, and the International Society of Nurses in Genetics. 

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    Megan Kellen, PA-C

    Megan sees patients throughout Rochester Regional Health's Breast Center. She is a tremendous resource for patients and is a NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant. Additionally, she is a member of the Rochester Regional Physician Assistant Association and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. 

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    Melissa Podkulski, PA-C

    Melissa is a critical member of the Breast Center team. She is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology's Physician Assistant program and is a NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant. Additionally, Melissa is a member of the Rochester Regional Physician Assistant Association. 

  • Taryn Coleman

    Taryn Coleman, NP

    Taryn completed her undergraduate work in nursing at Nazareth College. She received her master’s degree in Advanced Practice Nursing from St. John Fisher College and is an AANP Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Additionally, she is a member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

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