Dr. Tsiapali to Host Breast Cancer Seminar

Fighting breast cancer in 2015, by Dr. Katerina Tsiapali, MD, FACS, Director of the MedStar Breast Health Program MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.

October 8, 2015


As a part of MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center’s monthly Ask the Doctor series, we’d like to invite you to join us for an informative and interactive seminar about fighting breast cancer in 2015, presented by Katerina Tsiapali, MD, FACS, Director of the MedStar Breast Health Program at our hospital.

During the seminar Dr. Tsiapali will explain some of the exciting developments in breast health including breast cancer prevention and early detection, risk factors for breast cancer and genetic testing options, advances in breast cancer surgery, and survivorship. Her presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. The seminar will be held on Wed., October 14, 2015, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Surratts-Clinton Branch Library, 9400 Piscataway Road, Clinton, MD. Admission is free, but you must reserve a seat. 

Breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer among American women. This year, more than 232,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. But thanks to advances in
cancer research and treatment, millions of women have survived breast cancer and are continuing to lead active and fulfilling lives. Our state-of-the-art facility is an amazing resource for women, and patients can expect a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Services will include access to a nurse navigator, social worker, and support groups, as well as genetic counseling, physical therapy, lymphedema therapy, and cancer rehabilitation. Our goal is to offer the women of this region superb clinical care close to where they live and work.

Before joining MedStar, Dr. Tsiapali spent seven years at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, serving as a breast surgical oncologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery. After earning her medical degree from the National University of Athens Medical School, she completed residency training at East Tennessee State University as well as a breast surgical oncology fellowship at Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island/Brown University.