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Winthrop-University Hospital Announces Major Appointments in the Department of Surgery’s Breast Health Program
June 29, 2016

Mineola, NY – Winthrop-University Hospital’s Department of Surgery and Breast Health Program is pleased to announce the appointments of Virginia Maurer, MD, to Chief of the Division of Breast Surgery and Director of the Breast Health Program; Susan Lee, MD, to Associate Director of the Breast Health Program; and Nina D’Abreo, MD, to Medical Director of the Breast Health Program.

Winthrop’s Breast Health Program is committed to unparalleled, comprehensive breast care, and has attained numerous awards and designations, including the 2015 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers. It is the only breast cancer program on Long Island to hold accreditations from both the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers.

Virginia Maurer, MD

Virginia Maurer, MDVirginia Maurer, MD, has been named Chief of the Division of Breast Surgery and Director of Winthrop’s Breast Health Program. Dr. Maurer is Board Certified and a nationally recognized leader in the treatment of breast disease and a skilled surgeon with 45 years of experience in the field.

Dr. Maurer graduated from Queen’s University School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, in Ontario, Canada. She completed her Internship and first year of Residency in Surgery at the University of Chicago, and finished her Residency at Gallie Surgical Residency Program at the University of Toronto. She continued to complete two Fellowships – first as a Clinical Fellow at the Lahey Clinic in Boston, and then in the United Kingdom as a Roscoe Graham Traveling Surgical Fellow.

As a result of Dr. Maurer’s passion and dedication to her field and to philanthropy, she established The Maurer Foundation, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to saving lives through breast health education. The organization, established in 1995, focuses on teaching young adults and adults about prevention, healthy lifestyle choices, early detection and risk reduction.

Dr. Maurer resides in Garden City, New York.

Susan Lee, MD

Susan Lee, MDSusan Lee, MD, FACOG, FACS, has been appointed Associate Director of the Breast Health Program at Winthrop-University Hospital. As Associate Director, Dr. Lee will lead and work together with a multidisciplinary team of specialists to provide patients with the highest level of care, employing minimally invasive techniques and state of-the-art treatments.

Dr. Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana, and received her Medical Degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Lee trained for two years in General Surgery and completed a Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mayo Clinic. She then completed a Fellowship in Breast Disease/Surgery at Brown University School of Medicine. She is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Lee is currently the New York State Chair for the Commission on Cancer. She is a Governor of the American College of Surgeons, and has also served as President of the Brooklyn/Long Island Chapter of the ACS. Dr. Lee is widely published and has spoken vastly on the subject of breast cancer.
Dr. Lee lives in Southold, New York.

Nina D’Abreo, MD

Nina D'Abreo, MDNina D’Abreo, MD, an Attending Physician in the Department of Oncology and Hematology at Winthrop-University Hospital and active member of Winthrop’s Breast Health Program, has been appointed to Medical Director of the Breast Health Program. Dr. D’Abreo serves on the Breast Cancer Medical Advisory Committee at Winthrop, which is dedicated to improving all aspects of breast health. She is responsible for developing the Breast Clinical Trials Program at Winthrop and serves as the local Principal Investigator of several cooperative group-sponsored breast cancer clinical trials designed for breast cancer prevention, early stage and metastatic breast cancer. Dr. D’Abreo is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. She is focused on the personalized treatment of breast cancer, and has a particular interest in breast cancer survivorship.

Dr. D’Abreo completed her Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, and her Residency in Internal Medicine at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in Bronx, NY. She earned her Medical Degree at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals at the University of Bombay in Mumbai, India. She has widely spoken and published. on the subject of breast cancer. Dr. D’Abreo lives in Manhattan, NY.

For more information on Winthrop’s Breast Health Program or appointments, please call 516-663-3300 or visit our Breast Cancer Services page