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Breast Cancer Care Team

At Sarasota Memorial Cancer Institute, each patient is matched with a hand-picked team of specialists to leverage the full extent of the care providers’ experience and expertise in diagnosing and treating even the most challenging cancers. Patient care teams and care plans are specifically tailored to fit the needs, goals and case details of each patient. 

Our breast cancer care teams typically include surgeons, diagnostic radiologists specialized in breast imaging, interventional radiologists, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, oncology nurses, an oncology patient navigator, an oncology-certified social worker, palliative medicine specialists and a board-certified genetic counselor, as well as nurses, dietitians and clinicians who provide patient support. 

Surgical Team Members

SMH Dr HalbreichBoard-certified general surgeon Steven Halbreich, MD, FACS, specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic, robotic and traditional surgical treatments for breast cancer and other diseases of the breast and soft tissues.



SMH Dr NoraJohn D. Nora, MD, FACS, a board-certified general surgeon, is specialty trained in a wide range of minimally invasive laparoscopic, robotic and traditional surgical treatments for diseases of the breast and soft tissue. 



SMH Dr NovakBoard-certified general surgeon Russell Novak, MD, FACS—a previous chief of surgery at Sarasota Memorial—has specialized expertise in surgical treatments for benign tumors and malignancies of the breast and soft tissues, including the latest options for nipple-sparing surgery.



Sarah Kimball, MDSarah Kimball, MD, FACS, is a board-certified surgeon, fellowship trained in breast oncology. Her specialties include treatment of benign breast disease, high-risk breast lesions, breast conservation (lumpectomy), mastectomy and oncoplastic breast surgery.