Eleni Tousimis, M.D. Eleni Tousimis is a breast surgeon at the New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She plays a very active role in resident training, serving as Associate Program Director of Surgical Education. Dr. Tousimis graduated from Albany Medical College in 1996. She was a Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 2001 to 2002 and then spent the last year as an International Fellow at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, Italy. A highly skilled clinician, researcher and teacher, Dr. Tousimis is trained in the latest technological advances in the treatment of breast disease, specializing in minimally invasive techniques. She received the City of New York Achievement Award in 2009 as well as the Best Doctors and Top Surgeon Recognitions.
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Prophylactic Mastectomy: Why Remove A Healthy Breast?

By Eleni Tousimis, M.D.
Eleni Tousimis, M.D.,

New research out of Wake Forest Medical Center, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, revealed an interesting trend: Women diagnosed with breast cancer were choosing to have not only the affected breast removed, but also the normal, healthy one — even when they did not carry the gene for developing breast cancer

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