Eleni Tousimis

Eleni Tousimis, MD, FACS

Medical School:  Albany Medical College, graduated 1996

Specialty:  General Surgery, Breast Surgical Oncology

Career Highlights:

Service with AMWA:  President, 2013-2014; Chair Breast Cancer Task Force 2013-2015; President elect, 2012-2013



Dr. Eleni Tousimis is a board-certified General Surgeon who is a nationally renown specialist in breast cancer surgery. She recently joined Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center as the Director of the Ourisman Breast Center, Chief of the Division of Breast Surgery and Fellowship Director of the Breast Oncology Fellowship in Washington D.C. Dr. Tousimis attended Dartmouth and Mount Holyoke College where she graduated cum laude. She then received her medical degree from Albany Medical College. Following her breast surgery fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, she completed additional specialty training in minimally invasive surgery of the breast at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, Italy. Dr. Tousimis was previously Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and served as Associate Program Director of Surgical Education. She has been recognized for her pursuit of new initiatives in breast cancer management, including nipple-sparing mastectomy, partial breast radiation, and new anesthetic techniques for breast surgery. As a well-respected clinician, researcher, and teacher, Dr. Tousimis holds a variety of leadership positions in several professional societies. She was the 99th President of the American Medical Women’s Association and acted as Section Editor of the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal. She has been recognized as one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors, Top Surgeons and Best Doctors in 2009-present. She has received numerous awards including an Achievement Award from the City of New York for her surgical skill, compassion, and service as well as the Kalopthakis Award, which recognizes the contributions of female physicians.

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