Division of Breast, Melanoma, and Soft Tissue Surgery

Patient Care  |  Education  |  Research  |  Faculty  |  Contact  |  Support

Columbia’s Division of Breast, Melanoma, and Soft Tissue Surgery is dedicated to leading the field of surgical oncology through top-quality clinical care, academic excellence, and pioneering research. 

Patient Care 

Columbia’s Division of Breast, Melanoma, and Soft Tissue Surgery offers patients a comprehensive list of programs for diagnosing, treating, preventing, and recovering from all forms of breast cancer and melanoma. In addition to the full range of traditional surgical and reconstructive procedures, our patients get access to state-of-the-art treatments like laser ablation therapy, intraoperative radiation, and IL-2 immunotherapy. We also offer a collection of nonsurgical programs designed to help guide and support our patients through every step of their treatment and recovery.

If you or a loved one is interested in getting help from us, learn more about all our services on our clinical care site:

Surgical Breast Care
Melanoma Center

Education & Training

Academics and mentorship are central to our goal of providing the best care possible. We dedicate substantial resources toward ensuring the next generation of medical professionals has the resources and knowledge they need to continue advancing breast and melanoma care. Learn more about our educational and training programs:

Breast Surgery Fellowship Program
Continuing Medical Education Events

Research

Through research and clinical trials, we are continually seeking to advance the science of breast and skin care. This allows us to gain a better understanding of breast and skin conditions so that we can develop safer and more effective treatments. Learn more about our research and current clinical trials:

About Our Research
Current Trials

Faculty

Roshni Rao, MD
Chief, Division of Breast, Melanoma, and Soft Tissue Surgery

Michelle Azu, MD


Luona Sun, MD


Bret Taback, MD


Stacy K. Ugras, MD, FACS


Lisa Wiechmann, MD



Administrative Contact

Charise Acevedo
Division Administrator, Breast, Melanoma, and Soft Tissue Surgery
Email: ca318@cumc.columbia.edu
Phone: (212) 342-3911

News & Announcements 

State of the Union: Breast Care

An interview with Roshni Rao, MD, about what's new in breast care, post-op pain management, preventative care, the future and more.

Support Our Division

Your support is vital to helping us expand our services, continue our groundbreaking research, and offer as many patients as possible access to quality care. We rely on donations from both individuals and organizations year round in order to advance our patient care programs, as well as our many research, fellowship, and educational initiatives. Learn how you can partner with us by providing vital funding for our work:

Ways to Help

More Contacts & Locations

Surgical Breast Care Patient Site

Appointments: (212) 305-9676

Washington Heights-NYP/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (Main Campus)

Herbert Irving Pavilion, 10th Floor
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Midtown

ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 W. 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

Westchester

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708

Hudson Valley

NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital
1978 Crompond Rd, Suite 101
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

Melanoma Center Patient Site

Appointments: (212) 305-9676
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Herbert Irving Pavilion, 10th Floor
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032