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New Surgeon Joins SBUMC Breast Care Center

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RizkChristine12Christine Rizk has joined Stony Brook University Medical Center as Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Breast Division. Rizk will practice at SBUMC’s Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center and will help to further develop the High-Risk Surveillance Program.

“Our High-Risk Surveillance Program is an important service to women in our community,” said Rizk. “Through genetic counseling, screening, and the most sophisticated technologies, we are able to identify who has a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Women are offered aggressive screening with the latest technology for breast cancer, as well as preventative medication if they are candidates for the program.”

Rizk comes to SBUMC from Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, a National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center. For the past three years she practiced at Roswell Park in the Division of Breast and Soft Tissue Surgery and served as a faculty member in the Department of Surgery at the University at Buffalo.

“The appointment of Dr. Rizk enhances our surgical and other clinical services at the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Center,” said Brian J. O’Hea, Medical Director of the Center. “She is a great addition to our team.”

In addition to her work in the High-Risk Surveillance Program, Rizk, who is board certified in general surgery, will provide clinical services for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Her research interests include nipple-sparing mastectomy, oncoplastic surgery, and breast conserving surgery to improve breast cosmesis.

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