Fellowship Leadership Team

The UT Southwestern Center for Breast Care is a component of the NCI-designated Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center and is staffed by some of the nation’s leaders in breast disease diagnosis and treatment. The Center is known for excellence in patient care, research, and education. Fellows benefit from the effective cooperation and integration of faculty team members and affiliated medical institutions (including UT Southwestern University Hospitals and Parkland Memorial Hospital).

James K.V. Willson, M.D.
Director, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Lisa K. Simmons Distinguished Chair in Comprehensive Oncology

Surgical Oncology

A. Marilyn Leitch, M.D.
Medical Director, UT Southwestern Center for Breast Care
Professor, Department of Surgery
The S.T. Harris Family Distinguished Chair in Breast Surgery
Special interests: Surgical oncology, diseases of the breast

James F. Huth, M.D.
Professor, Department of Surgery
The Occidental Chemical Chair in Cancer Research
Special interests: Surgical oncology, breast cancer

Roshni Rao, M.D.
Director, Parkland Breast Evaluation Clinic
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Special interests: Locally advanced breast cancer, ethnic disparities in breast care, novel approaches to localization of breast lesions.

Aeisha Rivers, M.D
Director, Parkland Multidisciplinary and Breast Evaluation Clinics
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Special interests: disparities in breast cancer outcomes among diverse populations.

Rachel Wooldridge, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Special interests: disparities in breast cancer outcomes among diverse populations and medical missionary work

Medical Oncology

Barbara Haley, M.D.
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Medical Oncology Clinic, UT Southwestern Center for Breast Care
Sherry Wigley Crow Cancer Research Chair, in honor of Robert Lewis Kirby, MD
Special interests: Breast cancer, clinical research protocols

Dawn Klemow-Reed, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Special interests: Breast cancer, clinical trials

Hsiao (Jenny) Li, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Special interests: Breast cancer, clinical trials

Pathology

Venetia Sarode, M.D.
Professor, Department on Pathology
Special interests: Breast pathology and cytopathology

Yan Peng, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Rodney J. Rohrich, M.D.
Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery
The Crystal Charity Ball Distinguished Chair in Plastic Surgery
Betty and Warren Woodward Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Special interests: Breast reconstruction, aesthetic surgery

Sumeet Sorel Teotia, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery

Shai Rozen, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery
Special interests: Peripheral nerve surgery and cosmetic surgery

Johnathan J. Cheng, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery

Psycho-Social

Elizabeth Paulk, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics Section
Special interests: Minority health, psychosocial factors that impact upon quality of care at the end of life and how they vary by ethnicity

Radiation Oncology

Hak Choy, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Nancy B. and Jake L. Hamon Distinguished Chair in Therapeutic Oncology Research
Special interest: Treatment of lung cancer

Ann Spangler, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Special interest: Breast neoplasms

Radiology (Diagnostic)

W. Phil Evans, M.D.
Professor, Department of Radiology
Director, UT Southwestern Center for Breast Care
The George and Carol Poston Professorship in Breast Cancer Research
Special interests: Percutaneous biopsies of breast lesions, digital imaging, computer-assisted detection of mammographic lesions, and breast MRI

Paul Weatherall, M.D.
Professor, Department of Radiology
Special interests: MRI evaluation of neoplasms, breast MRI, magnetic resonance diffusion, and spectroscopic imaging

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Chandini Portteus, Director, Grants