Rache M. Simmons, M.D.

General Surgery
Rache Simmons
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Dr. Rache M. Simmons is Chief of Breast Surgery and a nationally and internationally renowned breast cancer surgeon at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center who is recognized for her innovations and contributions in the field of minimally invasive breast cancer surgery. She also serves in the leadership position of Assistant Dean for Faculty Diversity at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Simmons is a graduate of Duke University and Duke University Medical School. After her surgical training she did a Breast Oncology Fellowship at NewYork- Presbyterian Hospital where she then was invited to join the surgical faculty. She has been on the surgical faculty since that time and is a Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College; the Anne K. and Edwin C. Weiskopf Professor of Surgical Oncology and an Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Since 2010, she has served as Director of Gender Diversity at Weill Cornell Medical College and for the Department of Surgery.

For her clinical work she has been selected by the NY Post Best Cancer Doctors in 1998, and by Castle Connolly Guide Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area 2000-2014 and Best Doctors in America 2005-2014. In 2010-2013, Dr. Simmons was recognized as one of New York's SuperDoctors, an honor accorded only 5 percent of physicians in New York. In 2011-2014 Dr. Simmons was named "Best Doctors in New York" by New York Magazine, and was named by US News & World Report as one of "America's Best Doctors", cited as among the top 1% of doctors in the country.

In 2011, in recognition for its excellence in clinical care, Weill Cornell Breast Center was accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, one of only two accredited breast centers in NYC. Dr. Simmons provided leadership on the NAPBC accreditation process.

Dr. Simmons is a prolific writer and speaker on her topics of research, which predominantly involve ways to treat breast cancer patients with less invasive and more cosmetically desirable techniques.

Dr. Simmons is the author of over 100 scientific articles and book chapters on the surgical treatment of breast cancer, and has been invited to lecture at 100 national and international professional medical conferences. Not only is she a popular scientific lecturer because of her expertise, she is often interviewed by consumer media such as CNN, CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, Fox News and ABC Evening News. Her research has been featured in many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine and Ladies Home Journal. She was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show about her pioneering work in the field of breast cancer surgery.

Dr. Simmons is very interested exploring new ways to improve the cosmetic appearance of patients who need breast cancer surgery. Obviously the most important goal is to cure the breast cancer but how the patient looks after the surgical treatment has a significant impact on her ability to resume her normal life. Because of the concern to maintain optimal cosmetic results, Dr. Simmons has done extensive research in ways to provide minimally invasive and cosmetically advantageous surgery to her patients. She is a pioneer in the area of skin sparing mastectomy in which she has the largest published series in the New York Metropolitan Area. Dr. Simmons is well known as having invented the Skin and Areola Sparing Mastectomy Operation. Today many of her patients have a mastectomy that saves all the skin of the breast as well as the nipple areolar complex. After immediate reconstruction of the patient's breast the appearance is very natural, such that in many patients it is difficult to tell she underwent any surgery at all. Dr. Simmons states that she always finds it a complement when her patient's other doctors have to ask during examination "which breast had the mastectomy?"

She is the first surgeon in the New York Metropolitan Area to evaluate the use of freezing to destroy both benign breast tumors and breast cancers. Because of her research this technology has become an accepted option for the treatment of benign tumors called fibroadenomas. She is the lead investigator in a national NIH multicenter trial evaluating this type of ablative therapy as a treatment for breast cancer. This is expected to create a new age for the treatment of breast cancers without surgery in the near future.

To view Dr. Simmon's CBS This Morning interview on lumpectomies click below

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To view the PBS story featuring Dr. Simmon's breakthrough treatment for breast cancer click here: www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/health/video-six-women-many-small-s

To view Dr. Simmon's interview about new non-invasive surgical treatment for breast cancer on WCBS-TV, click below:

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/08/19/trial-tests-new-treatment-designed-to-freeze-breast-cancer/

To view Dr. Simmons' interview about 3-D Breast Cancer detection on ABC-TV Good Morning America, please click here abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex.

To view a video of Dr. Simmons talking about the newest surgical treatments for breast cancer, click below:

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To view Dr. Simmons featured in story that aired on Fios1 News, click here:  http://fios1news.com/longisland/node/47459#.UoOIjCfy_Tp

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Dr. Simmons has also made significant contributions to the development of the sentinel lymph node biopsy technique. She was the first to use a blue dye called methylene blue that she found through research to be equally accurate and a safer alternative to the lymphazurine blue dye that had been used earlier. Because of her recommendations, the use of this safer blue dye has changed the practice of many surgeons around the country.

Because of her national and international respected reputation as a researcher, teacher and clinical breast cancer surgeon she was elected as the President of the American Society of Breast Surgeons in 1999. She also serves on multiple regional and national medical boards such as the Surgical Oncology Advisory Committee of the American Board of Surgery, Board of Directors of National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, Board of Directors of the Commission on Cancer, Komen Foundation Medical Advisory Committee for the Greater NYC Area.

Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • AETNA [HMO]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • CIGNA
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]

Publications

See Dr. Simmons's research publications
at the National Library of Medicine.

Professional Boards and Offices

  • American Board of Surgery
    • Surgical Oncology Advisory Council 2005-present
  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, representative 2007 - present
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Ultrasound Imaging Group, National Faculty 2002-present
  • Committee on Video Based Education 2007 - present
  • American College of Surgeons Oncology Group
    • Breast Organ Site Committee Co-Chair-2002-present
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons:
    • Founding Member 1995
    • Board of Director, 1995-2001
    • Executive Committee 1997-2001
    • Secretary/Treasurer 1998-1999
    • President 1999-2000
    • Scientific Program Director, Annual Meeting 4/2000
    • Scientific Planning Committee, Annual Meeting 5/01
    • Chair, Committee on Breast Specialization 2004-present
    • Breast Ultrasound Credentialing Committee 2002-present
    • Education and Research Committee 2001-present
  • Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB)
    • Institutional Surgical Coordinator 2004-present
  • International Breast Cancer Intergroup Committee
    • ACOSOG Representative 2003-present
  • New York Surgical Society
    • Executive Committee 2004-2007
  • Society of Surgical Oncology:
    • Scientific Planning Committee Annual Meeting, 2001-2003
  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers representative 2005
  • Editorial Boards:

    • The American Journal of Surgery- 1999- present
    • The Women's Oncology Review- 2000- 2002
    • Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly- 1999-present
    • The Annals of Surgical Oncology-2001- present
    • The American Journal of Clinical Oncology- 2003 - present
    • Current Cancer Therapy Reviews- 2004 - present

    Medical Consultant to Media:

    • Woman's World Magazine, Time for Life Video, NY Daily News, Good Housekeeping Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Magazine, Aspire Magazine, First for Women Magazine, Good Day NY TV, FOXX News TV, TV Spain, ABC Evening News, NBC Evening News, Lifetime T, NY Magazine, LTV, CBS Evening News, Glamour Magazine, Good Morning America, Wall Street Journal, Oxygen TV, Bloomberg Radio, Oprah Winfrey Show, Ladies Home Journal Magazine, Redbook Magazine, Self Magazine, Rosie Magazine, Discovery Channel, TV Puerto Rico, Common Law Cable Show, CNN, Newsweek

    Bibiliography

    Articles in Professional Peer Reviewed Journals

    1. Michael Skinner, Mary Swain, Rache Simmons, Kenneth McCarthy Jr., Daniel Sullivan, J. Dirk Iglehart, "Non Palpable Breast Lesions at Biopsy: A Detailed Analysis of Radiological Features" Annuals of Surgery, Volume 208, No. 2, 203-08, 1988
    2. Michael Osborne, Rache Simmons, "Salvage Surgery for Recurrence After Breast Conservation" World Journal of Surgery, Vol. 18, 93-97, 1994
    3. Brenda Breur, Steven Smith, Michael P. Osborne, Rache Simmons, Walter P. Carney, Paul Brand-Rauf "Erb-2-Protein Levels in Healthy, Asymptomatic Women", Biomarkers, 1, 141-143, 1996
    4. Rache Simmons, Michael P. Osborne, "Prophylactic Mastectomy- A Review", The Breast Journal, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 372-379, November/December 1997
    5. Marcia Moore, William Burak, Edward W. Nelson, Thomas Kearney, Rache Simmons, William Spontnitz, "Fibrin Sealant Reduces the Amount and Duration of Fluid Drainage Following Axillary Lymphadenectomy" Surgical Forum, 1997
    6. Brenda Breur, Steven Smith, Ann Thor, Susan Edgerton, Michael Osborne, Richard Minick, Hiram S. Cody, III, Eugene Nowak, Armand Cortese, Rache Simmons, Walter P. Carney, Paul W. Brandt-Rauf, "Erb B-2 protein in sera and Tumors of breast cancer patients." Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 49, 261-270, 1998.
    7. Rache Simmons, Susan Fish, Lloyd Gayle, Gregory LaTrenta, Alexander Swistel, Michael Osborne "Local and Distant Recurrence Rates in Skin Sparing Mastectomies Compared with Non-Skin Sparing Mastectomies" Annals of Surgical Oncology, 6, 676-681, 1999
    8. Rache Simmons, Michael P. Osborne, "The Evaluation of High Risk and Pre-Invasive Breast Lesions and the Decision Process for Follow-Up Intervention" Surgical Oncology, Vol. 8, pp. 55-65, 1999
    9. David Rivadeneira, Rache Simmons, Paul Cristos, Kayanne Hanna, John Daly, Michael Osborne "Predictive Factors Associated with Axillary Lymph NodeMetastases in T1a and T1b Breast Carcinoma: Analysis of Over 900 Patients" Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 191, 1-8, 2000(Review with Commentary Breast Diseases Quarterly, 12,85-86, 2001)
    10. David Rivideneira, Rache Simmons, Susan Kersey Fish, Lloyd Gayle, Gregory Trenta, Alexander Swistel, Michael Osborne "The Success of Skin Sparing Mastectomies Versus Non-Skin Sparing Mastectomies: A Comparison of Local And Distant Recurrence Rates" The Cancer Journal from Scientific American," 6, 331-225, 2000.
    11. Rache Simmons, Presidential Address, "Breast Cancer Treatment, Its Past, Present, and Future", American Society of Breast Surgeons, April 14, 2000, American Journal of Surgery, 180, 290-293, 2000
    12. Eva Singletary, Rache Simmons, Nora Hanson, Suzanne Klimberg, "Management Of the Patient at a Center for Breast Cancer", Contemporary Surgery, Vol. 56, 518-526, 2000
    13. Rache Simmons, "Skin Sparing Mastectomies- A Review", American Journal of Surgery, 180, 309-312, 2000
    14. Rache Simmons, Syed Hoda, Michael Osborne, "Breast Cancer Micrometastases In Bone Marrow: A Predictor of Prognosis" American Journal of Surgery, 180, 309-312, 2000
    15. Rache Simmons, Michael Osborne, "Breast Cancer Micrometastases in Bone Marrow Patients", Contemporary Surgery, 57, 276-278, 2001
    16. Rache Simmons, "Postgraduate Training in Breast Surgery and the Evolution Of Breast Fellowships", Breast Disease, 12, 141-144, 2001
    17. Marcia Moore, William Barak, Edward Nelson, Thomas Kearney, Rache Simmons, Joan Pehta, Lynne Mayers, William Spontnitz, "Fibrin Sealant Reduces the Duration And Amount of Fluid Drainage Following Axillary Dissection: A Randomized Prospective Clinical Trial" Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 192, 591-599, 2001
    18. Rache Simmons, Sharon Rosenbaum-Smith, Michael Osborne "Methylene Blue Dye As An Alternative to Isosulfan Blue Dye for Sentinel Lymph Node Localization" The Breast Journal, 7, 118-183, 2001
    19. R.Simmons, M. Brennan, P. Christos, V. King, "Recurrence Rates in Patients with Central and Retroareolar Breast Cancers Treated with Mastectomy and Lumpectomy" American Journal of Surgery, 182, 325-329, 2001
    20. R.Simmons, P. Cristos, V. King, M. Osborne "Analysis of Nipple/Areolar Involvement with Mastectomy" Annals of Surgical Oncology, 9, 165-168, 2002 (Review with commentary in Breast Diseases Quarterly, 13, 357-358, 2003)
    21. S.Eva Singletary, B.D. Fornage, N. Sneiger, M.I. Ross, R. Simmons, A.Giuliano, N. Hansen, H.M. Kuerer, L.A. Newman, F.C. Ames, G. Babiera, F. Meric, K.K. Hunt, B. Edeiken, A.N. Mirza "Radiofrequency Ablation of Early Stage Invasive Breast Tumors: An Overview", The Cancer Journal, 8, 177-180, 2002
    22. Kaufman, C.S. Bachman, B. White,M. Carolin, K.A. Littrup, P.J. Freman-Gibb, L.,Francescatti, D. Stocks, L.H. Smiths, L.S. Henry, C.A, Simmons, R. "Office based ultrasound guided cryoablation of breast fibroadenomas", American Journal of Surgery," 184, 394-400, 2002
    23. Rache Simmons, "Ablation Therapy in the Treatment of Benign and Malignant Tumors of the Breast- A Review", Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 197, 34-338, 2003
    24. Tara Adamovich, Rache Simmons, "The Management of Microinvasive Ductal Carcinoma In Situ of the Breast", American Journal of Surgery, 186, 112-116, 2003
    25. R. Simmons, T. Adamovich, S. Thevarajah, M. Brennan, P. Christos, M. Osborne, "Preoperative evaluation of pathological nipple discharge "Annals of Surgical Oncology"10, 113-116, 2003 "(Review with commentary in Breast Diseases Quarterly" 14, 367-368, 2004)
    26. R. Simmons, S. Thevarajah, M. Brennan, P. Christos, M. Osborne, "Methylene blue Dye as an alternative to isosulfan, blue dye in the localization of the sentinel lymph Node- A report of 100 patients" Annals of Surgical Oncology, 10, 242-247, 2003
    27. R. Simmons, S. Hollenbeck, G. LaTrenta, "Areolar Sparing Mastectomy with Immediate Breast Reconstruction" Annals of Plastic Surgery, 51, 547-551, 2003 (Review with commentary in Breast Diseases Quarterly, 15, 330, 2005)
    28. S. Hollenbeck, P. Christos, Y. Varnado-Rodes, D. Martins, R. Simmons "Re-excision for positive margins in breast cancer patients; tumor size assessment and prognosis" Annals of Surgical Oncology, 11, 59-64, 2004 (Review with commentary in Breast Diseases Quarterly, 15,289, 2005)
    29. M.Sabel, C.Kaufman, P. Whitworth, H.Chang, L.Stocks, R. Simmons, M.Schultz, "Cryoablation of Early Stage Breast Cancer: Work in Progress Report of a Multi- Institutional Trial" Annals of Surgical Oncology, 11,542-549, 2004
    30. J. Yu, M. Brennan, P.Christos, M. Osborne, S. Hoda, R. Simmons, "Bone Marrow micrometastases and adjuvant treatment of breast cancer" The Breast Journal, 10, 181-185, 2004
    31. Kaufman, B. Bachman, P.Littrup, L. Freeman-Gibb, M. White, K. Carolin, D. Franscescatti, L. Stocks, S. Smith, A. Henry, L. Bailey, J. Harness, R. Simmons, "Office Based Cryoablation of Breast Fibroadenomas: 12 month Follow-up" Journal of the American College of Surgeons,198, 914-923, 2004
    32. Cellini, S. Hollenbeck, P. Christos, D.Martins, J.Carson, S. Kemper, E. LaVigne, E. Chan, R. Simmons, "Factors Associated with Residual Breast Cancer after Re-excision for Close or Positive margins" Annals of Surgical Oncology, 11, 915-920, 2004: (Editorial comment by D.McCready)
    33. R. Simmons, S.Hollenbeck, G. LaTrenta, "Two year Follow-up of Areolar Sparing Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction" American Journal of Surgery, 188, 403-406; 2004 (Review with commentary in Breast Diseases Quarterly, 15, 330, 2004)
    34. C.Kaufman, B.Bachman, P. Littrup, L. Freeman-Gibb, M. White, K. Carolin, D.Francescatti, L.Stocks, J.Smith, C.Henry, L.Bailey, J. Harness, R. Simmons, "Cryoablation treatment of benign lesions with a 12 month follow-up" American Journal of Surgery, 188, 340-348, 2004
    35. R.Simmons, "Ultrasound in the Changing Approach in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment" The Breast Journal, 10S13-18, 2004
    36. M. Caleffi, D. Filho,K. Borghetti, M. Graudenz, P. Littrup, L. Freeman- Gibb, V. Zannis, M. Schultz, C. Kaufman, D. Francescatti, J.S. Smith, R. Simmons, L. Bailey, A. Henry, L.H. Stocks, "Cryoablation of Benign Breast Tumors: Evolution of Technique and Technology" The Breast,5, 397-407, 2004
    37. Tara Huston, Rache Simmons, "New Trends in Breast Cancer Surgery" Bone Marrow Aspiration, Tumor Ablation, Skin-Sparing Mastectomy" Turkish Journal of Surgery 10, 4-8, 2004
    38. Klimberg, S, Dowlat, K., Giuliano, A., Julian, T, Simmons, R.: "The Pros and Cons of Ablative Techniques in Breast Disease" Contemporary Surgery, 61, 12-19, 2005
    39. Tara Huston, Rache Simmons, "Local Recurrence After Breast Conservation" American Journal of Surgery, 189, 229-235, 2005
    40. Tara Huston, Rache Simmons, "Ablative therapies for the treatment of malignant diseases of the breast." American Journal of Surgery, 6, 694-701, 2005
    41. S. Thevarajah, T. Huston, R. Simmons, "Comparison of Adverse Reactions Associated with Isosulfan Blue versus Methylene Blue Dye in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy" The American Journal of Surgery", 189, 236-239, 2005
    42. S. Trocciola, S. Hoda, M. Osborne, P. Christos, H. Levin, D. Martins, J. Carson, J. Daly, R. Simmons, "Do Bone Marrow Metastases Correlate with Sentinel Lymph Node Metastases in Breast Cancer Patients?" Journal of American College of Surgeons, 200, 720-726, 2005
    43. Cellini, T. Huston, D. Martins, P. Christos, J. Carson, S. Kemper, R. Simmons, "Multiple Re-excisions versus mastectomy in patients with persistent residual disease following breast conservation surgery" American Journal of Surgery, 189, 662-666, 2005 (Also published in BCN BreastCancer.NetNews)
    44. T. Huston, R. Simmons, "Inflammatory Local Recurrence After Breast-Conservation Therapy for Noninflammatory Breast Cancer" American Journal of Clinical Oncology, 28, 431-432, 2005
    45. Kaufman, P. Littrup, L. Freeman-Gibb, J. Smith, D. Fransescatti, R.Simmons, L. Stocks, L. Bailey, J. harness, B. Bachman, C.A. Henry, "Office Based Cryoablation of Breast Fibroadenomas with Long-Term Follow up" The Breast Journal, 11, 344-350, 2005
    46. N. Sharma, T. Huston, R. Simmons, "Intraoperative Intraductal Injection Of Methylene Blue Dye to Assist in Major Duct Excision" American Journal of Surgery, 191, 553-554, 2006
    47. Blumencranz,P., Deck,K, Whitoworth,P., Rosenberg,R., Reintgen,D.,Chagpar,A., Beitsch,P., Julian,T., Sahra,S., Simmons, R. " Clinical Evaluation of a Molecular Assay for the Detection of Metastases in Breast Sentinel Lymph Nodes, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 130: 1397, 2006
    48. Blumencranz, P. Deck, K., Whitworth, P., Rosenburg, A., Reintgen, D., Beitsch, P., Chagpar, A., Julian, T., Saha, S., Mamounas, T., Guiliano, A., Simmons, R., Multiple molecular assay has improved sensitivity over histological intra-operative nodal metastases tests for breast cancer patients – results from a large multi-center trial Breast Cancer Treatment 100, Suppl 1: S1-299 2006
    49. Peter Blumencranz, Pat W Whitworth, Kenneth Deck, A. Rosenberg, D. Reintgen, P. Beitsch, A. Chapgar, T. Julien, S.Saha, E. Mamounas, A. Guiliano, R. Simmons, "Sentinel node staging for breast cancer: intra-operative molecular pathology overcomes conventional histological sampling errors". American Journal of Surgery 194: 426-432, 2007.
    50. Arora N, Martins D, Huston TL, Christos P, Hoda S, Osborne MP, Swistel AJ, Tousimis E, Pressman PI, Simmons RM. Sentinel node positivity rates with and without frozen section for breast cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology 15(1):256-61, 2007
    51. Thomas B. Julian, Peter Blumencranz, Kenneth Deck, Pat Whitworth, Donald A. Berry, Scott M. Berry, Anne Rosenberg, Anees B. Chagpar, Douglas Reintgen, Peter Beitsch, Rache Simmons, Sukamal Saha, Eleftherios P. Mamounas, and Armando Giuliano A Novel Intra-operative Molecular Test for Sentinel Lymph Nodes Metastases in Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients, Journal of Surgical Oncology, 26:3338-3345,2008
    52. Nimmi Arora, Diana Martins, Danielle Ruggerio, Eleni Tousimis, Alexander J. Swistel, Michael P. Osborne, Rache M. Simmons "Effectiveness of a non-invasive digital infrared imaging system in the detection of breast cancer" American Journal of Surgery, 196:523-526,2008

    Books, Book Chapters and Reviews:

    Editorships:
    1. Section Editor, Pathology of the Breast and Clinical Management, Textbook of Breast Surgical Oncology. McGraw Hill, (in publication)
    Book Chapters:
    1. Rache Simmons, Donald Serafin and Kenneth McCarty, Jr., "Pathologic Consideration in the High-Risk Breast Patient." Clinics of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 15, No. 4, 655-66, 1988
    2. Rache Simmons, E.Rubin, M.D., J. Tisch, M.D. "Breast" Cancer Surgery, W.B. Saunders Co., 1996
    3. Rache Simmons, John Daly, "Breast Cancer Diagnosis in Pregnancy" Tumor Board: Case Management, Lippincott Co., January, 1997
    4. Rache Simmons, Michael P. Osborne, "Treatment of Recurrent DCIS", Ductal Carcinoma In Situ, Williams and Wilkins. Co., 1997
    5. Rache Simmons, Michael P. Osborne, "Surgical Treatment of Minimal Breast Cancer", Early Breast Cancer, Harwood Academic Publishers, 1998
    6. Rache Simmons, "Image Guided Ablation of Breast Tumors, The Breast, 3rd Edition editors Bland and Copeland, Saunders and Co., St. Louis, 2003
    7. Rache Simmons, Michael Osborne, "Diseases of the Breast", Conn's Current Therapy, 56th edition, Elsevier Science, 2004
    8. Rache Simmons, Scott Hollenbeck, "Minimally Invasive Operation for Breast Cancer" Current Problems in Surgery, 41, 381-448, 2004
    9. Rache Simmons, Christina Cellini, "Percutaneous Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques in the treatment of Breast Disease" Advanced Therapy of the Breast, 2nd Edition, editors Singletary, Robb, and Hortobagyi, 2004
    10. Tara Huston, Rache Simmons, "Emerging Local Treatment Modalities for Breast Cancer" Breast Cancer, editor Roses, 2nd Edition, 30, 575-582, 2005
    11. Rache Simmons, Michael Osborne, "Surgical Treatment of Early Invasive Breast Cancer" Early Breast Cancer, editors Moran, Warren and Querci della Rovere, Taylor and Francis Publishers, 375-380, 2005
    12. T. Huston, R. Simmons, "Image-guided percutaneous ablation" Breast Cancer, 2nd Edition, editors Winchester, Norton, Hudis, Winchester, 540-550, 2006
    13. M. Kato, R. Simmons, "Breast Cancer: Lymphatic Mapping and Sentinel Lymphadenectomy" Current Surgical Therapy, Editor J. Cameron, 9th Edition, 659-662, 2008
    14. N.Arora, R.Simmons, "Malignant Breast Diseases: Diagnosis and Assessment", General Surgery: Principles and International Practice, Editors K.I. Bland and A. Csendes, New York; Springer Verlag, 2008.
    Reviews and Correspondence
    1. Rache Simmons, John Daly, "Can Radiation Therapy Following Lumpectomy For Invasive Breast Cancer be Safely Omitted?" Correspondence Society of Surgeons, Vol. 17,No. 12, 7-8, 1994
    2. Rache Simmons, "Long Term Danocrine Therapy for Mastodynia" Correspondence Society of Surgeons, Vol. 18, 4-5, 1995
    3. Rache Simmons, "Spontaneous Nipple Inversion" Correspondence Society of Surgeons, Vol. 18, No. 4, 1995
    4. Rache Simmons, "Management of Invasive Breast Carcinoma in a Woman who has Previously Undergone Augmentation Mammoplasty" Correspondence Society Of Surgeons. Vol. 19, p. 7, 1996
    5. Rache Simmons, "Estrogen Replacement Therapy with Breast Cancer" International Correspondence Society of Surgeons, Vol. 37, No. 11, 1996
    6. Rache Simmons, Sharon Rosenbaum-Smith, Michael Osborne "Methylene Blue Dye As An Alternative to Isosulfan Blue Dye for Sentinel Lymph Node Localization" Breast Diseases Quarterly, vol 13, 73, 2002
    7. R Simmons, "Image Guided Cryoablation for Breast Tumors" Breast Diseases Quarterly, 17, 126-127, 2006
    Invited commentaries and editorials
    1. Rache Simmons, Commentary on "Diagnosis of Breast Cancer: Contribution of Ultrasound as an Adjunct to Mammography" [Radiology 123, 413-422, 1999] Breast Diseases Quarterly, Vol 11 No 2, 151, 2000
    2. Simmons R. Commentary on: Breast-conserving therapy for Paget diseases of the nipple [Cancer 91:472-477, 2001]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2001;12(3):314-5
    3. Simmons R. Commentary on: Complementary of blue dye and isotope in sentinel node localization for breast cancer: univariate and multivariate analysis of 966 procedures [Annals of Surgical Oncology 8:13-19, 2001]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2001;12(3):320-2
    4. Simmons R. Commentary on: Hematoma-directed ultrasound-guided breast biopsy [Annals of Surgery 233:669-675, 2001]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2002;12(4):413-4
    5. Rache Simmons, Commentary on "Local Recurrence Risk after Skin Sparing and Conventional Mastectomy: A 6 Year Follow Up" [Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 104,421-425,1999] Breast Diseases Quarterly, 11,413-414, 2001
    6. Rache Simmons, Commentary on "Presentation, management and outcome of axillary recurrence from breast cancer"[American Journal of Surgery 2000 Oct;180(4):252-6 ] Breast Diseases Quarterly , 12, 309-310, 2001
    7. Rache Simmons, Commentary on "Role of Radiography in Patients Treated with Skin Sparing Mastectomy for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ"[Annals of Surgical Oncology, 7, 544-548, 2000] Breast Diseases Quarterly, 12, 79-80, 2001
    8. Rache Simmons, Commentary on "Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia and Ductal Carcinoma In Situ as Revealed by Large Core Needle Breast Biopsy: Results of Surgical Excision" [ American Journal of Radiology:175, 1341-1346] Breast Diseases Quarterly, 12,183-184, 2001
    9. Rache Simmons, Commentary on "Impact of Systemic Treatment in Node-Negative Breast Cancer Treated with Breast Conservation Therapy" Women's Oncology Review, 1, 316-317, 2001
    10. Simmons R. Commentary on: Radiofrequency ablation in patients with primary breast carcinoma: a pilot study in 26 patients [Cancer 92:2036-2044, 2001]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2002;13(2):166-7
    11. Simmons R. Commentary on: A case-control study of unilateral and bilateral breast carcinoma patients [Cancer 91:1845-1853, 2001]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2002;12(4):382-3
    12. Simmons R. Commentary on: Feasibility of breast preservation in the treatment of occult primary carcinoma presenting with axillary metastases [Annals of Surgical Oncology 8:425-431, 2001]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2002;12(4):411-2
    13. Simmons R. Commentary on: Adverse prognostic significance of infraclavicular lymph nodes detected by ultrasonography in patients with locally advanced breast cancer [American Journal of Surgery 181:313-318, 2001]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2002;13(1):68
    14. Rache Simmons, Commentary on " The effect of prior breast biopsy method and concurrent definitive breast procedure on success and accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy " Women's Oncology Review, vol 2, 272, 2002
    15. Rache Simmons, Commentary on " Surgical conservation planning after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for stage II and operable stage III breast carcinoma" Women's Oncology Review, vol 2, 601, 2002
    16. Simmons R. Commentary on: Percutaneous tumor ablation: increased necrosis with combined radio-frequency ablation and intravenous liposomal doxorubicin in a rat breast tumor model [Radiology 222:797-804, 2002]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2003;13(4):356-7
    17. Simmons R. Commentary on: Predictors of locoregional recurrence among patients with early-stage breast cancer treated with breast-conserving therapy [Annals of Surgical Oncology 9:256-265, 2002]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2003;13(4):374-5
    18. Simmons R. Commentary on: Focused microwave phased array thermotherapy for primary breast cancer [ Annals of Surgical Oncology 9: :326-332, 2002]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2003;14(1):58-9
    19. Simmons R. Commentary on: Adverse skin lesions after methylene blue injections for sentinel node localization [American Journal of Surgery 84:350-352, 2002]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2003;14(2):199-200
    20. Simmons R. Commentary on: Percutaneous excisional breast biopsy [American Journal of Surgery 184:550-554, 2002]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2003;14(3):309-10
    21. Simmons R. Commentary on: Health care priorities for menopausal women with a history of breast cancer [Southern Medical Journal, 95:1269-1275, 2002]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2003;14(3):269-70
    22. Rache Simmons, Discussion "Breast Cancer Recurrence after Immediate Reconstruction: Patterns and Significance", Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 111,721-722, 2003
    23. Rache Simmons, Editorial on "Pilot trial of cryo-assisted breast conserving surgery for small ultrasound visible breast cancers", Annals of Surgical Oncology, 10, 999-1000, 2003
    24. Rache Simmons, Commentary on "Implications of Axillary Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Immediate Autologous Breast Reconstruction " Women's Oncology Review, 2, 472, 2003
    25. Simmons R. Commentary on: Local recurrence after skin-sparing mastectomy: tumor biology or surgical conservatism? [Annals of Surgical Oncology 10:108-112, 2003]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2004;14(4):368-70
    26. Simmons R. Commentary on: The effect of tamoxifen on PCNA expression in fibroadenomas [Breast Journal 9:302-306, 2003]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2004;15(2):198
    27. Simmons R. Commentary on: Solid breast masses diagnosed as fibroadenoma at fine-needle aspiration biopsy: acceptable rates of growth at long-term follow-up [Radiology 229:233-238, 2003]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2004;15(2):160-1
    28. Simmons R. Commentary on: Pilot trial of cryoprobe-assisted breast-conserving surgery for small ultrasound-visible cancers [Annals of Surgical Oncology 10:1018-1024, 2003]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2004;15(2):184-5
    29. Simmons R. Commentary on: Low-risk palpable breast masses removed using a vacuum-assisted hand-held device [American Journal of Surgery 186:362-367, 2003]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2004;15(2):173
    30. Simmons R. Commentary on: Detection of micrometastatic disease and monitoring of perioperative tumor cell dissemination in primary operable breast cancer patients using real-time quantitative reverse transcription-PCR [Clin Cancer Res 10:196-201, 2004] and Clinical significance of immunocytochemical detection of tumor cells using digital microscopy in peripheral blood and bone marrow of breast cancer patients [Clin Cancer Res 10:1392-1400, 2004]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2004;15(3):245-6
    31. Simmons R. Commentary on: Nipple-sparing mastectomy: technique and results of 54 procedures [Archives of Surgery 139:148-150, Feb 2004]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2005;15(4):
    32. Simmons R. Commentary on: The use of skin sparing mastectomy in the treatment of breast cancer: the Emory experience [Surgical Oncology 12:265-269, 2003]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2005;15(4):474-5
    33. Simmons R. Commentary on: Progressive adoption of cryoablative therapy for breast fibroadenoma in community practice [American Journal of Surgery 188:221-224, 2004]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2005;16(2):165-6
    34. Simmons R. Commentary on: Sentinel lymph node mapping of breast cancer: a case-control study of methylene blue tracer compared to isosulfan blue [Am Surg 70:872-875, 2004]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2005;16(2):173
    35. Simmons R. Commentary on: Radioactive seed localization of nonpalpable breast lesions is better than wire localization [American Journal of Surgery 188:377-380, 2004]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2005;16(3):257
    36. Simmons R. Commentary on: Lumpectomy margins are affected by tumor size and histologic subtype but not by biopsy technique [American Journal of Surgery 188:399-402, 2004]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2005;16(3):255-6
    37. Simmons R. Commentary on: Cryotherapy for breast fibroadenomas [Radiology 234:63-72, Jan 2005]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2005;16(3):256
    38. Simmons R. Commentary on: Interim results from the Fibroadenoma Cryoablation Treatment Registry [American Journal of Surgery 190:647-651, 2005]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2006;17(3):245-6
    39. Simmons R. Commentary on: Fifteen-year series of skin-sparing mastectomy for stage 0 to 2 breast cancer [American Journal of Surgery 190:918-922, 2005]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2006;17(3):294-5
    40. Simmons R. Commentary on: Applicability of the nipple-areola complex-sparing mastectomy: a prediction model using mammography to estimate risk of nipple-areola complex involvement in breast cancer patients [Annals of Plastic Surgery 56:498-504, 2006]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2007;17(4):372-3
    41. Simmons R. Commentary on: Prospective randomized study comparing cryo-assisted and needle-wire localization of ultrasound-visible breast tumors [American Journal of Surgery 192:462-470, 2006]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2007;18(2):
    42. Simmons R. Commentary on: Excision followed by RFA---A new technique to improve local control in breast cancer [Annals of Surgical Oncology 13:1422-1433, 2006]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2007;18(3):281
    43. Simmons R. Commentary on: Patterns of local breast cancer recurrence after skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction [American Journal of Surgery 194:438-443, 2007]. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2008;19(2):162-3
    Submitted for Publication
    1. Rache Simmons, Tara Huston, Michael Osborne, "Methylene Blue Dye as a Safe and Effective Alternative to Isosulfan Blue Dye for Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping" Letter to the Editor, Journal of Clinical Oncology (in publication)
    2. Rache Simmons, "Accelerated Partial Breast Radiation Therapy – An Evolving Technique in the Treatment of Breast Cancer" Review for Haffty et al "Current Application and Research Directions for Partial Breast Irradiation" Oncology, (in publication)
    Lay publications:
    1. Miriam Stoppard, Rache Simmons, The Breast Book, DK Publishing, 1996
    Case Reports:
    1. Rache M. Simmons, William Cance "A Giant Juvenile Fibroadenoma in a Twelve Year Old Girl: A Case for Breast Conservation", The Breast Journal, 6, 418-420,2000
    2. Jolinda Mester, Rache Simmons, Madeline Vazquez, Ruth Rosenblatt, "In Situ and Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma Arising in a Breast Hamartoma" American Journal of Radiology, 175,64-6, 2000
    3. Rache Simmons, "Male Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Presenting as Bloody Nipple Discharge: A Case Report and Literature Review" The Breast Journal, 8, 111-114, 2002
    4. T. Huston, R. Simmons, "Ductal Carcinoma In Situ in a 27 year old women with McCune Albright Syndrome – A Case Presentation", The Breast Journal 10, 440-442,2004
    Abstracts:
    1. Greg La Trenta, Rache Simmons, Michael Osborne, "The Modified Skin Sparing Mastectomy Incision-A Helpful Adjunct for the Aesthetic Reconstructive Breast Surgeon", Aesthetic Society Annual Meeting, 1995
    2. Rache Simmons, Susan Fish, Lloyd Gayle, Gregory LaTrenta, Alexander Swistel, Michael Osborne, "Local and Distant Recurrence Rates in Skin Sparing Mastectomies Compared with Non-Skin Sparing Mastectomies", Society of Surgical Oncology Meeting, Orlando, FL, 1999
    3. Rache Simmons, Susan Fish, Lloyd Gayle, Gregory LaTrenta, Alexander Swistel, Michael Osborne "Local and Distant Recurrence Rates in Skin Sparing Mastectomies compared with Non-Skin Sparing Mastectomies", New York Surgical Society Meeting, 1999
    4. A.Swistel, S.Hoda, M. Osborne, R.Simmons, E. Nowak, J.Daly "Is Completion Axillary Lymph Node Dissection Following a Positive Sentinel Node Always Necessary?" American Society of Breast Surgeons, Charleston, SC, 2000
    5. Rache Simmons, Sharon Rosenbaum-Smith, Michael Osborne, "Methylene Blue Dye As An Alternative to Isosulfan Blue Dye for Sentinel Lymph Node Localization" Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease, Rome, Italy, 2000.
    6. R.Simmons, P. Christos, V.King, M.Osborne, "Analysis of Nipple/Areolar Involvement with Mastectomy" New York Surgical Society Annual Meeting, 2001
    7. R. Simmons, P.Christos, V.King, M. Osborne, "Analysis of Nipple/Areolar Involvement with Mastectomy" American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2001
    8. R.Simmons, M.Brennan, P. Christos, V. King, "Recurrence Rates in Patients with Central and Retroareolar Breast Cancers Treated with Mastectomy and Lumpectomy " American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting, Boston, MA 2001
    9. J.Yu, M.Brennan, P.Christos, M.Osborne, S. Hoda, R.Simmons,"Bone Marrow Micrometastatses and Adjuvant Treatment of Breast Cancer", NY Surgical Society, 2002
    10. R. Simmons, T. Adamovich, S. Thevarajajh, M. Brennan, P. Christos, M.Osborne, "Preoperative Evaluation of Pathological Nipple Discharge", Society of Surgical Oncology, Denver, CO, 2002
    11. R. Simmons, S. Thevarajah, M.Brennan, P.Christos, M.Osborne, "Local and Distant Recurrence Rates In Skin Sparing Mastectomies Compared with Non-Skin Sparing Mastectomies: An Update", Society of Surgical Oncology, Denver, CO 2002
    12. R. Simmons, S. Thevarajah, M.Brennan, P.Christos, M.Osborne, "Methylene blue dye as an alternative to Isosulfan blue dye in the localization of the sentinel lymph node- A report of 100 patients" Society of Surgical Oncology, Denver, CO 2002
    13. C.Kaufman, B.Bachman, P.Littrup, L.Freeman-Gibb, M.White, K.Carolin, D.Francescatti, L.Stocks, J. Smith, C.Henry, L.Bailey, J.Harness, R.Simmons, "Office Based Ultrasound Guided Cryoablation of Breast Fibroadenomas", American Society of Breast Surgeons, Boston, MA, 2002
    14. S.Eva Singletary, B.D. Fornage, N. Sneige, M.I. Ross, R. Simmons, A. Giuliano, N. Hansen, H.M. Kuerer, L.A.Newman, F.C. Ames, G. Babiera, F. Meric, K.K.Hunt, B. Edeiken, A.N. Mirza, "Radiofrequency Ablation of Early Stage Invasive Breast Tumors: Results of a Multi-Center Study, SABCS, 2002
    15. S. Hollenbeck, P. Christos, Y Varnado-Rodes, D. Martins, R.Simmons, "Re-excision for positive margins in breast cancer patients; tumor size assessment and prognosis" Society of Surgical Oncology, Los Angeles, CA, 2003
    16. C.Cellini, S. Hollenbeck, P. Christos, D. Martins, J. Carson, S. Kemper, E. LaVigne, E.Chan, R. Simmons, "Analysis of factors associated with residual breast cancer after re-excision for positive margins" Society of Surgical Oncology, Los Angeles, CA, 2003
    17. R.Simmons, S. Hollenbeck, G. LaTrenta, "Two Year Follow up of Areola Sparing Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction: American Society of Breast Surgeons, Las Vegas, 2004
    18. C.Cellini, P. Christos, D.Martins, R.Simmons, "Analysis of factors associated with residual breast cancer after re-excision for positive margins. Multiple re-excisions versus Mastectomy in Patients with Persistent Residual Disease Following Breast Conservation Surgery", American Society of Breast Surgeons, Las Vegas, 2004
    19. R.Simmons, S.Hoda, J. Sabol, P. McCue, M. Osborne, E. Tousimis, D.Martins, A. Rosenberg, K Brill, S. Paturzo, J.Jones, C. Major, J. Painter, K. Hahn, G. Green, J.Backus, J. Vargo, "Preliminary evaluation of an intraoperative molecular assay for the detection of metastases in breast cancer sentinel lymph nodes" International Sentinel Node Congress, Los Angeles, CA, 2004
    20. T. Huston, D. Martins, M. Fiks, R. Simmons, "The presence of bone marrow micrometastases in breast cancer patients does not correlate with histopathologic characteristics" Society of Surgical Oncology, Atlanta, 2005
    21. T. Huston, J.Pilavas, J. Lonier, R.Simmons, "Local and distant recurrence rates in skin sparing mastectomies compared with non-skin sparing mastectomies: Long term follow up" Society of Surgical Oncology, Atlanta, 2005
    22. T. Huston, B.Zhu, M.Osborne, R.Simmons, T.Fahey, "Identification of Genes Associated with Breast Cancer Metastatic to Bone Marrow" Clinical Congress of American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA 2005
    23. Blumencranz, P. Deck, K., Whitworth, P.. Rosenburg, A., Reintgen, D., Beitsch, P., Chagpar, A., Julian, T., Saha, S., Mamounas, T., Guiliano, A., Simmons, R., Multiple molecular assay has improved sensitivity over histological intra-operative nodal metastases tests for breast cancer patients – results from a large multi-center trial. San Antonio Breast Conference 2006
    24. Blumencranz,P., Deck,K, Whitoworth,P., Rosenberg,R., Reintgen,D.,Chagpar,A., Beitsch,P., Julian,T., Sahra,S., Simmons, R. " Clinical Evaluation of a Molecular Assay for the Detection of Metastases in Breast Sentinel Lymph Nodes: CAP 2007
    25. Simmons RM, Martins D, Christos PJ, Moseson E, Pilavas J, Colantino A, Cataldi J, Shafee M, "Analysis of False Negative Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy by Frozen Section" SSO, Washington DC, 2007
    26. . P.Blumencranz, K.B. Deck, P.W. Whitworth, P. McCue, D.S. Reintgen, A.S. Chagpar, P. Beitsch, T.B. Julian, M. Mamounas, S. Saha, A. Giuliano, R. Simmons"An investigational molecularassay shows improved detection of invasive lobular metastases in sentinel lymph nodes over frozen section hematoxylin and eosin stain" San Antonio Breast Conference 2007
    27. Nimmi Arora, Diana Martins, D Ruggerio, Eleni Tousimis, Alexander J. Swistel, Michael P. Osborne, Rache M. Simmons "Effectiveness of a non-invasive automated infrared imaging system s an adjunctive modality in the detection of palpable and non-palpable breast cancer" American Society of Breast Surgeons, 2008

    Presentations:

    Honorary Lectureships:

    1. Iris Cantor Annual Lectureship: More than Mammograms, Breast Cancer Care in 2001", The American Hospital of Paris, 2001
    2. Dean's Hour, NYPH-Weill Cornell Medical School, 2002
      "Keep A-Breast: New Breast Cancer Surgery for 2002"
    3. Keynote Speaker Women's Voices Conference Lafayette College 2004 "New Developments in the Treatment and Diagnosis of Breast Cancer"
    4. Keynote Speaker First Annual Lectureship-Women's Health Center, The American Hospital of Istanbul 2005"State of the Art Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer"
    5. Greeley Lecture Chicago Surgical Society "Minimally invasive surgical treatment for breast cancer" 2008

    Presidential Addresses

    1. "Breast Cancer Treatment, Its Past, Present and Future" American Society of Breast Surgeons, April 14, 2000, American Journal of Surgery, 180, 246-248,2000

    Professional Presentations

    1. "A giant Juvenile Fibroadenoma in a 12 Year Old Girl" Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society, University of North Carolina, 1993
    2. "Early Breast Cancer" Grand Rounds, Depart of Surgery, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, 1994
    3. "Breast Cancer risks: Management and Psychological Issues" Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, 1994
    4. "Early Breast Cancer" Medical Staff Grand Rounds, Southampton Hospital, 1994
    5. "What is New in Breast Cancer" Grand Rounds, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The New York Hospital- Cornell Medical Center, 1995
    6. "Ductal Carcinoma In Situ" Frontiers in Medical Oncology New York Hospital- Cornell Medical Center, 1995
    7. "Axillary Dissection in Breast Cancer; When Is It Indicated?" Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, 1997
    8. "Axillary Dissection in Breast Cancer; When Is It Indicated?" Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, The New York Downtown Hospital, 1997
    9. "The Advanced Breast Biopsy Instrumentation Device: Is It an Advance?" The New York Hospital- Cornell University Medical Center Scientific Surgical Forum, 1998
    10. ""New Treatment for Breast Cancer" Grand Rounds, Women's Health Department, The New York Hospital- Cornell University Medical Center, 1998
    11. "Breast Cancer" International Oncology Expert Forum, Berlin, Germany, 1998
    12. "Induction Chemotherapy: Is It the Disappearance of the Mastectomy?" American College of Surgeons, Postgraduate Course, 1998
    13. "Indole 3 Carbinol: A Chemopreventative Agent for Breast Cancer?" Department of Breast Cancer Research, bowman Gray/Baptist Hospital Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC 1999
    14. "New Surgical Treatments in Breast Cancer: Sentinel Node Biopsy and Skin Sparing Mastectomies", Department of Medical Oncology, Grand Rounds, Bowman Gray/Baptist Hospital Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC 1999
    15. "Successful Wire Localization Breast Biopsy from a Surgeon's P9oint of View", The New York Mammography Society, 1999
    16. "Skin Sparing Mastectomies- A Review", The American Society of Breast Surgeons, 2000
    17. "Skin Sparing Mastectomies- A Review", XI International Congress of Senology, Cancun, Mexico 2000
    18. "New Surgical Treatment for Breast Cancer", Surgical Grand Rounds, Wycoff Heights Hospital, 2000
    19. " New Surgical Treatment for Breast Cancer", Surgical Grand Rounds, Lankanau Hospital, Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia PA, 2000
    20. "What's new In Breast Surgery in the Year 2000?" Breast Cancer Interdisciplinary Symposium, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo Ohio, 2000
    21. " The Functioning of the Ideal Breast Center", Society of Surgical Oncology, 2000
    22. "Controversial and New Techniques in Breast Cancer Treatment", American Society of Breast Surgeons, 2000
    23. "Mastology in the Educational Programs," XI International Congress of Senology, Cancun, Mexico, 2000
    24. "Breast Reconstruction", XI International Congress of Senology, Cancun, Mexico, 2000
    25. "Sentinel Node Credentialing for Surgeons" The American College of Surgeons, 2000
    26. "Management of Difficult Surgical Problems in the Treatment of Breast Cancer", American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting 2001
    27. "New Surgical Treatment for Breast Cancer," Grand Rounds, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University, 2001
    28. "Radiofrequency Interstitial Tissue Ablation for the Treatment of Breast Cancer" Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University, 2001
    29. " More than Mammograms: The New Methods of Diagnosis and Treatment for Breast Cancer" Iris Canton Annual Lectureship, The American Hospital of Paris, 2001
    30. "New Surgical Treatments for Breast Cancer" Queen's Medical Center, The Queens Cancer Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii 2001
    31. "Management of Locally Recurrent Breast Cancer After Breast Conservation" 18th Annual Controversies, Problems and Techniques in Surgery Symposium, New York, New York 2001
    32. "Skin Sparing and Areola Sparing Mastectomy in the Treatment of DCIS", 18th Annual Controversies, Problems and Techniques in Surgery Symposium, New York, New York 2001
    33. "Radiofrequency Ablation of Breast Tumors" 19th Annual Miami Breast Conference, 2002
    34. "Skin sparing and areola sparing mastectomy" 19th Annual Miami Breast Conference 2002
    35. "Bone Marrow Aspiration in the Prognosis and Management of Breast Cancer" Surgical Grand Rounds, South Shore Hospital, NY 2002
    36. "New Techniques in the Treatment of Breast Cancer" Grand Rounds, Division of Plastic Surgery, The New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell Medical College, 2002
    37. "Methylene Blue Dye as an Alternative for Isosulfan Blue Dye in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy", American Society of Breast Surgeons, Boston, MA, 2002
    38. Update Your Medicine Symposium– Breast Cancer, NYPH-Weill-Cornell Medical School , 2002
    39. "Keep A-Breast: New Breast Cancer Surgery for 2002" Dean's Hour, NYPH-Weill-Cornell Medical School, 2002
    40. "Ablation Therapies in the Treatment of Benign and Malignant Breast Diseases" American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, 2002
    41. "Areolar sparing mastectomy and ablation therapy" OB-Gyn Grand Rounds, The New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell Medical College, 2002
    42. "Breast Ultrasound for Surgeons" American Society of Breast Disease, Dallas, TX, 2003
    43. "Sentinel Node Biopsy – An Update" Minimally Invasive Approaches in Surgical Oncology, Minneapolis, MN, 2003
    44. "Ablation Therapy in Breast Disease" Minimally Invasive Approaches in Surgical Oncology, Minneapolis, MN, 2003
    45. "Ablation Therapy - Lumpectomy Without Surgery" Current and Emerging Therapies in Breast Cancer, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 2003
    46. " Skin and Areola Sparing Mastectomy" Advances in Breast, Endocrine, and Cancer Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2003
    47. "Neoadjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer" Advances in Breast, Endocrine, and Cancer Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2003
    48. "Ablation Therapy for Breast Cancer" Advances in Breast, Endocrine, and Cancer Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2003
    49. " Do Bone Marrow Metastases Correlate with Sentinel Lymph Node Metastases in Breast Cancer Patients?" American College of Surgeons, Chicago, 2003
    50. "New Breast Cancer Surgical Advances in 2003" Surgical Grand Rounds, Hackensack Medical Center, Hackensack NJ, 2003
    51. "Implementing Risk Assessment: Changing the Breast Cancer Risk Paradigm" Grand Rounds, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weill-Cornell Medical College, 2003
    52. "Clinical and Treatment Implications of Bone Marrow Micrometastases for Breast Cancer Patients" San Antonio Breast Cancer Conference, 2003
    53. "Implications of Bone Marrow Micrometatases for Breast Caner Patients" Miami Breast Cancer Conference, 2004
    54. "Cryoablation for Fibroadenomas" Miami Breast Cancer Conference, 2004
    55. "Local Recurrence After Breast Conservation for DCIS" Miami Breast Cancer Conference, 2004
    56. "Implications of Bone Marrow Micrometastases for Breast Cancer Patients" Society of Surgical Oncology, NYC, 2004
    57. "Radiofrequency Ablation in the Treatment of Breast Cancer", American Society of Breast Surgeons, Las Vegas, 2004
    58. "Nipple and Areola Sparing Mastectomy" American Society of Breast Surgeons, Las Vegas, 2004
    59. "Risk Assessment for Breast Cancer" New York Gynecologic Society, NY, NY 2004
    60. "Minimally Invasive Techniques for Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment" Annual Meeting for the Society of the Alumni of the Sloane Hospital for Women, Columbia University, NY 2004
    61. "Sentinel Node Biopsy and GeneSearch" College of American Pathologists, Scottsdale, AZ, 2004
    62. "Cryoablation and Radiofrequency Ablation of Breast Cancers" American College of Radiology Imaging Network, Annual Meeting 2004, Washington DC
    63. "Radiofrequency Ablation of Breast Cancers" Postgraduate Course, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, New Orleans, LA, 2004
    64. "Breast Cancer Micrometastases in the Sentinel Lymph Node" Postgraduate Course, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, New Orleans, LA, 2004
    65. "Cryoablation of Breast Tumors" Sanarus Seminar, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, New Orleans, LA, 2004
    66. "Ablation of benign and malignant breast tumors"21st Annual Controversies, Problems and Techniques in Surgery, NY, NY, 2004
    67. "Management of local recurrence after breast conservation" 21st Annual Controversies, Problems and Techniques in Surgery, NY, NY, 2004
    68. "Current Surgical Management of Breast Cancer" Surgical Grand Rounds, Weill Cornell, NY, NY, 2004
    69. "Skin sparing mastectomy" 33rd Annual Phoenix Surgical Society, Phoenix AZ 2005
    70. "Bone Marrow Aspiration in Breast Cancer Treatment" 33rd Annual Phoenix Surgical Society, Phoenix AZ 2005
    71. " The Role of Ultrasound in Breast Surgical Practice" 33rd Annual Phoenix Surgical Society, Phoenix AZ 2005
    72. "Ablation Therapy for Benign and Malignant Breast Disease" 33rd Annual Phoenix Surgical Society, Phoenix AZ 2005
    73. "The Clinical Significance of Sentinel Node Micrometastases" 33rd Annual Phoenix Surgical Society, Phoenix AZ 2005
    74. "Ablation therapy in the treatment for breast cancers" Reeves Symposium, Dallas, TX 2005
    75. "Ablation therapy for benign and malignant breast disease" –American Society of Breast Surgeons, Los Angeles, 2005
    76. "Ablation for the treatment of breast cancers" Lankanau Annual Surgical Meeting, Philadelphia, 2005
    77. "New surgical treatments for breast cancer" Update Your Medicine Symposium, NYPH New York, NY 2005
    78. "What is new in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer" New York Mammographic Society, New York 2005
    79. "Ablation therapy in the treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the breast" American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, San Francisco, CA 2005
    80. "State of the Art Surgical Management of Breast Cancer" Visiting Professor, New York Roentgen Society, New York 2005
    81. "Innovative New Therapies in the Management of Breast Cancer", Annual Nassau Surgical Society and American College of Surgeons Meeting, Long Island, New York 2005
    82. "Ablative Techniques", "Selective Axillary Dissection", First Annual Symposium Lutheran Medical Center and SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Guest Faculty, New York 2005
    83. "Image-Guided Interventions for Therapy: Present and Future"," Breast Cancer Surgery: State-of-the-Art (Conservation, Skin-Sparing Mastectomies, Sentinel Node Biopsy" Breast Imaging Intervention and Innovations for the Institute for Advanced Medical Education, Atlanta, Georgia, 2006
    84. "Occult Carcinoma in the Axilla", "Ablative Techniques in Minimally Invasive Breast Cancer", "Selection and Technique of Areolar Sparing Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction" 23rd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference, 2006
    85. "Breast Cancer Update" Audio Program interview with Dr. Neil Love New York, New York, March, 2006
    86. "Cryoablation of Breast Cancer- Technical Aspects ", "Primary Ablation of Breast Lesions", Society of Surgical Oncology 59th Annual Cancer Symposium- San Diego, CA, 2006
    87. "State of the Art Surgical –Management of Breast Cancer" Grand Rounds Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY March, 2006
    88. "Outcomes of a Pilot Program Utilizing Skilled Mentors for Post-Residency Surgeon Instruction in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer" , American Society of Breast Surgeons 7th Annual Meeting, April, 2006
    89. "Advanced Technology in Image Guided Diagnosis and Treatment: Ultrasound and Stereotactic", American Society of Breast Surgeons 7th Annual Meeting, April, 2006
    90. "Areola Sparing Mastectomy", American Society of Breast Surgeons 7th Annual Meeting, April, 2006
    91. "Ablation therapy for benign and malignant diseases of the breast " American Society of Breast Diseases Annual Meeting, May 2006
    92. "Cryoablation for the treatment of breast cancer – Pro" American College of Surgeons Debate, New Orleans October 2007
    93. "State of the art surgical management of breast cancer" Grand Rounds Department of Ob-Gyn Weill Cornell, November 2007
    94. "Evaluation and clinical management of Nipple Discharge" 24th Annual Controversies, Problems and Techniques in Surgery, December 2007
    95. "Ablation for the treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases" 24th Annual Controversies, Problems and Techniques in Surgery, December 2007
    96. "State of the art surgical management of breast cancer" Grand Rounds Department of Surgery, Westchester Medical Center, December 2007

    Moderator:

    1. Moderator" Management of the High Risk Patient", American Society of Breast Surgeons, 2000
    2. Moderator "Medico-Legal Aspects of Breast Cancer Treatment", American Society of Breast Surgeons, 2000
    3. Moderator "Controversial and New Techniques in Breast Cancer Treatment", American Society of Breast Surgeons, 2000
    4. Moderator, Breast Cancer Session, Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting, 2001
    5. Moderator "Management of Difficult Surgical Problems in the Treatment of Breast Cancer", American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting 2001
    6. Discussant for "Radiofrequency Ablation assisted Lumpectomy" Kepple, et al, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, San Francisco, CA 2005
    7. Moderator, Breast Parallel Session, Society of Surgical Oncology, Denver, CO, 2002
    8. Moderator, Optimizing the Care of the Postoperative Cancer Patient, Society of Surgical Oncology, Denver, CO, 2002
    9. Moderator, "Case Management Dilemmas, American Society of Breast Surgeons", Boston, MA, 2002
    10. Moderator, Breast Cancer Parallel Session, Society of Surgical Oncology, NYC, 2004
    11. Moderator, Breast Surgery Specialization, American Society of Breast Surgeons, Las Vegas, 2004
    12. Moderator, Surgical Sub-specialty Recertification – Pro and Con, Society of Surgical Oncology, Atlanta, 2005
    13. Moderator, Breast Cancer Parallel Session, Society of University Surgeons, Nashville TN, 2005
    14. Moderator , Systemic Therapy for Breast Cancer, American Society of Breast Surgeons, NYC, 2008

Honors and Awards

2011 New York Magazine Best Doctors

2010 New York SuperDoctors--only 5 percent of all NY physicians are chosen for this honor

Castle Connolly Guide Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area 2000-2010

Best Doctors in America 2005-2010

NY Post Best Cancer Doctors in 1998