Our Breast Cancer Team

Our breast cancer team includes nationally recognized, fellowship-trained breast cancer surgeons, breast reconstruction surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, fertility preservation surgeons, and nurse navigators and nurse practitioners all working together to provide each patient with the best and most individualized care. This team of experts offers breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy, reconstructive surgery and much more.

Your cancer is unique to you and that’s why we offer compassionate support services to aid in overcoming your diagnosis.

Our cancer team is available 24/7. Call us at (888) 777-4176.

Breast cancer surgery

Jessica Bensenhaver MD

Jessica M. Bensenhaver, M.D.
Dr. Bensenhaver is the director of the Breast Cancer Program at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute She is a breast cancer surgeon specializing in benign and malignant breast diseases. She completed a Society of Surgical Oncology breast oncology fellowship at the University of Michigan. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, has a Society of Surgical Oncology breast fellowship certification, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She sees patients at Henry Ford Hospital, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital and Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.


Laura Dalla Vecchia

Laura K. Dalla Vecchia, M.D.
Dr. Dalla Vecchia is a breast cancer surgeon. She is board certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery. She sees patients at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.


Philip Frantzis MD

Phillip Frantzis, M.D.
Dr. Frantzis is a surgeon with a special interest in breast cancer surgery. He has additional training in oncoplastic breast surgery, which combines breast cancer surgery with plastic surgery techniques. He is a fellow of American College of Surgeons. He serves as medical director for the breast cancer team at Henry Ford Allegiance Health .


S Nathanson MD

S. David Nathanson, M.D.
Dr. Nathanson is a breast cancer surgeon who specializes in breast cancer management and inherited susceptibility to breast cancer. He completed fellowship training in surgical oncology at the University of California-Los Angeles. He sees patients at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.


Lindsay Petersen MD

Lindsay F. Petersen, M.D.
Dr. Petersen is a breast cancer surgeon who specializes in benign and malignant breast diseases. She completed her fellowship training in breast oncology at the University of Michigan. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, has a Society of Surgical Oncology breast fellowship certification, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She sees patients at Henry Ford Hospital, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital and Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.


Erica Proctor MD

Erica N. Proctor, M.D.
Dr. Proctor is a breast cancer surgeon who specializes in benign and malignant breast diseases. She completed her fellowship training in surgical oncology at the University of Michigan. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and has a Society of Surgical Oncology breast fellowship certification. She sees patients at Henry Ford Hospital and Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.

Radiation oncology

Ibrahim Aref MD

Ibrahim Aref, M.D.
Dr. Aref is a radiation oncologist specializing in breast cancer. He completed fellowship training in radiation oncology at Toronto Bayview Cancer Center and is board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology. He sees patients at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.


Newton Hurst

Newton Hurst, M.D.
Dr. Hurst is a radiation oncologist specializing in breast cancer. He is board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology. He sees patients at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.

 

Kenneth Levin

Kenneth Levin, M.D.
Dr. Levin is the medical director of Department of Radiation Oncology at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. He specializes in breast cancer and is board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology. He sees patients at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.


Deepak Pradhan MD

Deepak Pradhan, M.D.
Dr. Pradhan is a radiation oncologist specializing in breast cancer. He completed fellowship training in radiation oncology at Addenbrooke's Hospital and is board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology. He sees patients at Henry Ford Cancer Institute-Brownstown.


Eleanor Walker MD

Eleanor Walker, M.D.
Dr. Walker is the division director of Breast Services in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute. She completed fellowship training in radiation oncology at the University of Maryland Hospital. She sees patients at Henry Ford Hospital.

Medical oncology and chemotherapy

Haythem Ali MD

Haythem Y. Ali, M.D.
Dr. Ali is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating breast cancer. He completed fellowship training in oncology at Ascension Providence Hospital and the University of Michigan. He sees patients at Henry Ford Hospital and Henry Ford Cancer Institute-Brownstown.


Vrushali Dabak MD

Vrushali S. Dabak, M.D.
Dr. Dabak is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer. She completed fellowship training in hematology/oncology at Henry Ford Hospital. She sees patients at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.

Marian Girgis

Marian Girgis, M.D.
Dr. Girgis is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer. She completed fellowship training in hematology/oncology at Henry Ford Hospital. She sees patients at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.


Malathy Kilaru MD

Malathy Latha Kilaru, M.D.
Dr. Kilaru is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer. She completed fellowship training in hematology/oncology at Henry Ford Hospital, and fellowship training in hospice and palliative care at the University of Michigan. She sees patients at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.


Randa Loutfi MD

Randa Loutfi, M.D.
Dr. Loutfi is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer. She completed fellowship training in medical oncology at Beaumont Health. She sees patients at Henry Ford Hospital.


Jessica Schering MD

Jessica Schering, M.D.
Dr. Schering is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer. She completed fellowship training in medical oncology at Henry Ford Hospital. She sees patients at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.


Dawn Severson MD

Dawn Severson, M.D.
Dr. Severson is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer. She completed fellowship training in medical oncology at Beaumont Health. She sees patients at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.


Ding Wang

Mona Vekaria, M.D.
Dr. Vekaria is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer. She completed fellowship training in medical oncology at Henry Ford Hospital. She sees patients at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.

Breast reconstruction surgery

Dunya Atisha MD

Dunya Atisha, M.D.
Dr. Atisha is the director of Breast Reconstruction and Microsurgery at Henry Ford Health System. She is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. She completed fellowship training in plastic surgery at Duke University Medical Center. She sees patients at Henry Ford Hospital and Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.


Vigen Darian MD

Vigen Darian, M.D.
Dr. Darian is a plastic surgeon who specializes in breast reconstruction surgery. He completed fellowship training in plastic surgery at the University of Michigan. He sees patients at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.


Evangelista Maristella

Maristella Evangelista, M.D.
Dr. Evangelista is a plastic surgeon who specializes in breast reconstruction surgery. She completed fellowship training in surgery at University of California, San Francisco. She sees patients at Henry Ford Hospital and Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.


Donna Tepper MD

Donna Tepper, M.D.
Dr. Tepper is a plastic surgeon specializing in breast reconstruction. She completed fellowship training in plastic surgery at the University of Oklahoma. She sees patients at Henry Ford Hospital, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital and Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.


Daniel Yoho

Daniel Yoho, M.D.
Dr. Yoho is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in techniques such as oncoplastic breast for lumpectomies and implant-based reconstruction, flap surgery and fat grafting. He completed training in plastic surgery at Henry Ford Hospital. He sees patients at Henry Ford Hospital, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital and Henry Ford Medical Center - Fairlane.

Reproductive surgery and fertility preservation

Monique Swain MD

Monique V. Swain, M.D.
Dr. Swain is an obstetrics and gynecology surgeon who specializes in women at high risk for breast cancer due to abnormal genetics, including BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, and benign breast cancer patients. She manages gynecological side effects of breast cancer treatment and provides fertility preservation counseling for premenopausal breast cancer patients. She completed her fellowship training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan. She sees patients at Henry Ford Hospital and Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.

Nurse Navigators

Irina Bobeica, RN
Irina is a breast cancer nurse navigator at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute. She assists patients and their families from the time of diagnosis through surveillance and survivorship. She coordinates appointments, education and teaching with the multidisciplinary breast cancer team. She sees patients at Henry Ford Hospital.


Di Donato Dawn

Dawn Di Donato, RN
Dawn is a breast cancer nurse navigator at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute. She assists patients and their families from the time of diagnosis through surveillance and survivorship. She coordinates appointments, education and teaching with the multidisciplinary breast cancer team. She sees patients at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.


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Marcia Kuklinski, RN
Marcia is a breast cancer nurse navigator at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute. She assists patients and their families from the time of diagnosis through surveillance and survivorship. She coordinates appointments, education and teaching with the multidisciplinary breast cancer team. She leads the Henry Ford Hospital program.


Kim Sexton, RN
Kim is a breast cancer nurse navigator at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute. She assists patients and their families from the time of diagnosis through surveillance and survivorship. She coordinates appointments, education and teaching with the multidisciplinary breast cancer team. She sees patients at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.


Simonds Alyson

Alyson Simonds, RN
Alyson is a breast cancer nurse navigator at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute. She assists patients and their families from the time of diagnosis through surveillance and survivorship. She coordinates appointments, education and teaching with the multidisciplinary breast cancer team. She leads the program at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.


Nurse practitioners

Brzys Andrea

Andrea Brzys, NP
Andrea is a Henry Ford Cancer Institute breast cancer nurse practitioner. She sees patients at Henry Ford Hospital and Henry Ford Medical Center-Fairlane.


Juneja Aarti

Aarti Juneja, NP
Aarti is a Henry Ford Cancer Institute breast cancer nurse practitioner. She sees patients at Henry Ford Hospital and Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.


OMara Cheryl

Cheryl O’Mara, NP
Cheryl is a Henry Ford Cancer Institute breast cancer nurse practitioner. She sees patients at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital and Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.


Rivett Crystal

Crystal Rivett, NP
Crystal is a Henry Ford Cancer Institute breast cancer nurse practitioner. She sees patients at Henry Ford Hospital, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital and Henry Ford Medical Center-Lakeside.


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