Sunday, October 25th, 3:30-5pm
Join us as we dance, raise a glass to Survivors & get informed about Breast Cancer with our panel of Doctors, Advocates and Professionals!
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MEET OUR PANELIST
DR. LISA NEWMAN
Dr. Newman is a surgical oncologist with a practice dedicated to breast cancer management. In August 2018 she was appointed to oversee the breast program for the Weill Cornell Medicine-NewYork Presbyterian Hospital Network, serving its Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn sites. Dr. Newman holds a Masters Degree in Public Health and a bachelors in chemistry from Harvard University. She attended medical school and completed her general surgery residency training at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn.
She oversees an international breast cancer research and training program involving a network of physicians and facilities in Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Uganda, Haiti, Barbados, and Canada. This program has focused in the study of triple negative breast cancer in women with African ancestry. Her work has been acknowledged via several awards, such as “Top Blacks in Health Care 2018”; Phenomenal African American Women of 2018”; “Esteemed Women of Michigan 2018”; Crain’s “Health Care Hero” in 2017; 2012 Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation Hero Award; and the 2010 National Medical Association Woman in Medicine Award. She was named “Michiganders of the Year” in 2011; and an “Oprah’s Angels” for breast cancer work by Oprah magazine in 2012. She has received the University of Michigan 2012 Community Service Award; the 2013 Sarah Goddard Power Award for Advancement of Women in Academic Medicine; and the 2015 Harold Johnson Diversity Award. She has been named one of Detroit’s “Top Docs” and “Top Doctors of America” for several years. Dr. Newman has also been awarded the coveted title of Komen Scholar, and was appointed to the Komen Scientific Advisory Board. Most recently, Dr. Newman was named a “Rock Star of Science and Medicine” by the European Society for Medical Oncology”
Dr. Newman’s primary research has focused on ethnicity-related variation in breast cancer risk and outcome, the evaluation and management of high-risk patients; broadened applications for neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and special surgical techniques such as the skin-sparing mastectomy and lymphatic mapping/sentinel lymph node biopsy. Her extensive research related to disparities in breast cancer risk and outcome has been published in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals and was featured in CNN’s documentary “Black in America 2”. She has also been a featured breast cancer medical expert for NBC’s “Today Show” and CBS Nightly News. Additionally, currently serves as Chief National Medical Advisor for the Sisters Network, Inc., a national African American breast cancer survivors support organization.