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Breast Health Center

NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Breast Health Center provides unparalleled, comprehensive breast care guided by a deep sense of compassion and respect for the dignity of every patient.

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Our Center was the first Breast Health Center in Nassau County to be nationally accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). We have also been recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). NYU Winthrop Hospital Breast Health Center has achieved the status of a Certified Participant in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program of the National Consortium of Breast Centers.

Breast Cancer Prevention, Detection and Treatment

Virginia E. Maurer, MD, Chief of Breast Surgery, Director of the Breast Health Program at NYU Winthrop Hospital discusses prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer.

Expertise and Experience

Patients at NYU Winthrop’s Breast Health Center benefit from the most sophisti­cated diagnostic, treatment and support services – including all the advanced resources of a major teaching hospital – delivered in a caring and compassion­ate environment.

Seamlessly coordinated care is provided by an expert and experienced multidisciplinary team of Board Certified specialists, including:

  • Medical Oncologists
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Surgeons with extensive training and skill in breast, plastic and reconstructive surgery

Working together, this expert team offers risk assessment, diagnosis, evaluation and management of a wide range of malignant and benign breast conditions. Additionally, the team keeps referring physicians updated about their patients’ conditions with timely consultations and electronic reports.

Learn More About Our Breast Health Team

Personalized Care

Patients have access to comprehensive support services provided by a licensed Breast Health Center Social Worker, who provides counseling, emotional support and referrals to resources, to individuals, caregivers and their families. Our Breast Cancer Social Worker will also help you navigate through insurance, financial and other logistical issues during your treatment.

Our Breast Health Center Nurse Navigator help patients and families move seamlessly through the often-complex diagnostic and treatment processes. Evaluat­ing treatment options and making the best decisions can often be overwhelming and a Breast Health Center Nurse Navigator guides each patient through the process and provides ongoing assistance post-treatment.

To reach our Breast Health Center Nurse Navigator, call 516-663-3887.

To reach our Breast Health Center Social Worker, call 516-663-2556.


Consultations and second opinions for newly diagnosed, recurrent breast cancer patients, and patients at high risk, are provided by specialists in medi­cal oncology, radiation oncology and surgical oncology. Surgical consultations are also provided for benign breast conditions.

Treatment Options

Surgical Oncology

  • Breast conservation: lumpectomy, sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy and axillary dissection when necessary
  • Modified radical mastectomy
  • Reconstructive surgery, including the latest DIEP Flap microvascular procedures and oncoplastics

Medical Oncology

  • Hormone therapy for the prevention of breast cancer
  • Chemotherapy and endocrine/hormonal therapy for early and advanced breast cancer

Radiation Oncology

For more information about the Breast Health Center, or to schedule an appointment, please call 516-663-3887.

To schedule an appointment with our Imaging & Diagnostic Center, please call 516-663-2400.

Clinical Trials

  • Patients maybe be eligible to participate in breast cancer clinical trials.
  • Treatment trials include: hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy.
  • For the current list of clinical trials please click on here.
Find a Doctor


To schedule an appointment or talk to a Breast Health Center Nurse Navigator

To speak with a Breast Health Center Social Worker, please call

For more information on breast cancer clinical trials please contact

Breast Cancer Programs & Support Groups

Open to all Breast Cancer patients/survivors, not just NYU Winthrop patients.