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Lisa Newman

Chief of Breast Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Lisa Newman is founding medical director for the International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes at Weill Cornell Medicine. Previously, she was breast program director at Henry Ford Health System in Michigan. Prior to this, Newman was professor of surgery and director of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor breast care center, where she was also breast fellowship program director. Newman’s research focuses on race- and ethnicity-related variation in breast cancer risk and outcome, high-risk patients, neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and special mastectomy and biopsy techniques. The breast cancer medical expert for NBC’s “Today Show” and CBS Nightly News, her documentary Black in America 2 appeared on CNN. Chief national medical advisor for Sisters Network, Newman was named New York Presbyterian Hospital Network’s 2023 physician of the year.

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