Meet the Team

Led by Lori Medeiros, MD, the Rochester General 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. 

Breast Surgeons

The Breast Specialists at the Rochester General Breast Center are a dedicated team of breast surgeons and members of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons who focus exclusively on breast disease.

MeiderosloriLori Medeiros, MD, CM, FRCSC, FACS
Medical Director, Rochester General Breast Center
Adjunct Clinical Faculty RIT

AREA(S) OF SPECIALTY:
Breast Diseases, Breast Surgery
CERTIFICATION(S): General Surgery, American Board of Surgeons, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; Breast Ultrasound, American Society of Breast Surgeons
MEDICAL SCHOOL: McGill University
RESIDENCY:
McGill University
MEMBERSHIPS:
American Society of Breast Surgeons, Mastery of Breast Surgery Continuing Quality Initiative, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Board of Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, RGH Cancer Committee, American Medical Association, Monroe Medical Society, Surgical Executive Commitee, RGH Medical Board
CLINICAL INTERESTS & EXPERTISE: Frequent presenter to community, media and professional groups on breast cancer, diseases of the breast, breast surgery

 

dynski_margaruiteMarguerite Dynski, MD, FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor

AREA(S) OF SPECIALTY: Breast Diseases, Breast Surgery
CERTIFICATION(S): General Surgery, American Board of Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons
MEDICAL SCHOOL: State University of New York at Buffalo
RESIDENCY: University of Rochester
MEMBERSHIPS: American Society of Breast Surgeons, Mastery of Breast Surgery Continuing Quality Initiative; Fellow, American College of Surgeons, Association of Womens Surgeons, Rochester Academy of Medicine (past president), American Medical Association, Monroe County Medical Society of the State of New York
OTHER: Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hyhience from the University of Liverpool

 

yellin_joelJoel Yellin, MD, FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor

AREA(S) OF SPECIALTY: Breast Diseases, Breast Surgery
CERTIFICATION(S): General Surgery, American Board of Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
RESIDENCY: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
MEMBERSHIPS: American Society of Breast Surgeons, Mastery of Breast Surgery Continuing Quality Initiative; Fellow, American College of Surgeons


KoenigLauraLaura C. Koenig, RN, MSN, FNP-C, CNOR, RNFA

Education:
Post Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), St. John Fisher College; Masters of Science in Nursing, University of CT; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Northwestern University
Certifications:
Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse of the Operating Room
Memberships:
American Society of Breast Surgeons, Affiliate Member; National Society of Genetic Counselors, Associate Member; American Association of Nurse Practitioners; Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing; Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses

 

We also partner with many private, general surgeons in the Rochester community with an interest in breast disease. Find a general surgeon using our online physician finder.


Diagnostic Imaging

Our physicians are leaders in the field of diagnostic imaging. As a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, patients receive the highest standard of care and medical expertise. Our team monitors examinations and interprets diagnostic images with ultimate accuracy. We work alongside our community private radiology partners, including Rochester Regional Diagnostic Imaging and The Elizabeth Wende Breast Care Clinic, to provide state-of-the-art breast imaging services.

BowenWilliamWilliam Bowen, MD
Section Chief, Breast Imaging

AREA(S) OF SPECIALTY: Cardiac imaging, women's imaging procedures, advanced CT imaging, CT colonography, CT enterography, CT coronary angiography, nuclear medicine, image-guided minimally invasive procedures
CERTIFICATION(S): American Board of Radiology, MQSA Certified in Mammography
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Medical College of Wisconsin
RESIDENCY: Diagnostic Radiology, Rochester General Hospital

Other diagnostic imaging specialists with a specialty in breast cancer: Daniel Jacobson, MD; Timothy O'Herron, MD; Michael Rivero, MD; Nicolas Russo, MD; Kenneth Van Sickel, MD


Pathology & Cytology

Nationally-recognized team of experts who provide the most accurate and timely diagnosis of biopsies available.

riedy_dawnDawn Riedy
Chief, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

AREA(S) OF SPECIALTY: Breast and gynecologic cytopathology
CERTIFICATION(S): Anatomic pathology and cytopathology
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
RESIDENCY: Strong Memorial Hospital
FELLOWSHIP: Surgical pathology and cytopathology, University of Virginia

 


Medical Oncology

The Lipson Cancer Institute is recognized as a leading provider of care for cancer and blood disorders and is nationally accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

KramerZachZachary Kramer, MD
Breast Center Executive Member

AREA(S) OF SPECIALTY: Breast Cancer, All Malignancies in Adults
CERTIFICATION(S): Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
COLLEGE: Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
RESIDENCY: Internal Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
FELLOWSHIP: Hematology, Medical Oncology - University of Rochester, Rochester NY
MEMBERSHIPS: American College of Physicians, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology

Other medical oncologists with a specialty in breast cancer: Greg Connolly, MD; Maria Sbenghe, MD; Saad Jamshed, MD; Mehul Patel, MD; Farhan Imran, MD


Radiation Oncology

The nationally-recognized team of radiation oncologists at Lipson Cancer Institute offer state-of-the-art treatments to patients of the Breast Center. The Lipson Cancer Institute is nationally accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and by the American College of Radiology.

AtanisMeriMeri Atanas, MD 
Chairman, Radiation Oncology - Lipson Cancer Institute

AREA(S) OF SPECIALTY: Radiation Oncology
CERTIFICATION(S): Radiation Oncology
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Tufts University
INTERNSHIP: Primary Care, Strong Memorial Hospital
RESIDENCY: Radiation Oncology, SUNY Health Science Center
MEMBERSHIPS: American Medical Association, American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, New Your State Medical Society, Monroe County Medical Society


Other radiation oncologists with a specialty in breast cancer: Jeffrey Haynes, MD; Seema Chawla, MD; Juan Godinez, MD


Genetic Counseling

Our genetic counselors work with the Breast Center team and our High Risk Screening Clinic to offer counseling and diagnostic services for women considered to be at high risk for breast cancer.

ProvenzanoKimberly Provenzano, RN, MSN, AOCN, APNG
Nurse Practitioner

EDUCATION: Master of Science in Nursing, Acute Care Oncology Nurse Practitioner, University of Rochester; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Rochester
CERTIFICATION(S): Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse; Advanced Practice Nurse in Genetics
MEMBERSHIPS: Oncology Nursing Society, Genesee Valley Oncology Nursing Society, International Society of Nurses in Genetics



elmore_bethElizabeth Elmore, RN, MSN, AOCNP
Nurse Practitioner

EDUCATION: Master of Science in Nursing Degree, Family Nurse Practitioner, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University
CERTIFICATION(S): Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practioner, Family Nurse Practioner
MEMBERSHIP: Oncology Nursing Society




Plastic Surgery

Our highly specialized plastic surgeons provide a compassionate approach to complex breast reconstructions, ranging from breast implants to "free flap" natural tissue breast reconstruction procedures. They have a high volume of experience in breast reconstructive surgeries both immediate (at the same time as a mastectomy) and delayed (awhile after a mastectomy). Learn more about plastic surgery +