35th Annual Meeting of the J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society

June 18-20, 2009 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday)

Honored Guest — V. Suzanne Klimberg, MD

V. Suzanne Klimberg, MD, is the Muriel Balsam Kohn Chair of Breast Surgical Oncology in the Department of Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She directs the Breast Cancer Program and the Disease of the Breast Fellowship Program at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

Dr. Klimberg has more than 200 publications and her basic and clinical research has been funded from the National of Institutes Health (NIH), VA Merit Review, Susan G. Komen, American Cancer Society, the Department of Defense, the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) and QVC and the Tenenbaum Research Foundation. Dr. Klimberg's research interests focus on the role of glutamine in prevention of breast cancer and the side-effects of breast cancer treatment, radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of breast cancer, and axillary reverse mapping (ARM) for the prevention of lymphedema.

She serves on the editorial boards for the Annals of Surgery, Journal of Surgery, Journal of Surgical Onco1ogy, Breast Disease Quarterly, and she is Breast Section Editor for Annals of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Klimberg is a Director of the American Board of Surgery (ABS) representing the American Surgical, is the former President of the Association of Academic Surgery (AAS), a member of the Executive Council of the Society of Surgical Oncology, sits on the Breast Committee of the National Surgical Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP), and a member of the NAPBC that is striving to improve quality of breast cancer care nationwide. She is also a Board Member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS).



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