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Arith Reyes, MD

Breast & Soft Tissue Surgery
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Women Under 40
Neuroendocrine Tumor

Dr. Arith Reyes is a board-certified surgeon specializing in breast cancer and benign breast diseases. She practices at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester. She performs all aspects of breast surgery including breast conservation (lumpectomy), mastectomy, nipple-sparing mastectomy, and axillary lymph node procedures.

Dr. Reyes graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with the highest honors of Summa Cum Laude. She received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She then underwent residency training in general surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She subsequently completed clinical fellowship in breast surgery at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Reyes has authored peer-reviewed publications and she has presented at national conferences for breast surgery and breast cancer treatment. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Reyes works closely with a multidisciplinary team including radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, and other breast cancer support staff. She is committed to providing excellent, thorough care for her patients.


St. Peter’s University Hospital Physician Quality Award (2022)

Travel Grant Award for the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (2017)

Samson F. Wennerman Prize in Surgery (2017)


Reyes, A.R., Rao, R., Wiechmann, L.S., Sun, L., Ugras, S.K., & Taback, B. Incidence of lymph node involvement in clinically node-negative breast cancer patients following neoadjuvant chemotherapy and identification of clinicopathologic features which may lead to omission of sentinel lymph node biopsy. Manuscript in preparation.

Reyes, A.R., Rao, R., Wiechmann, L.S., Sun, L., Ugras, S.K., & Taback, B. Radial scars on core needle biopsy in patients with or without breast cancer: Upgrade rate and implications on management. Manuscript in preparation.

Wang, I.T., Reyes, A.R., & Zhou, Z. Neuronal morphology in MeCP2 mouse models is intrinsically variable and depends on age, cell type, and Mecp2 mutation. Neurobiology of Disease. 2013; 58: 3-12.

Goffin, D., Allen, M., Zhang, L., Amorim, M., Wang, I.T., Reyes, A.R., Mercado-Berton, A., Ong, C., Cohen, S., Hu, L., Blendy, J.A., Carlson, G.C., Siegel, S.J., Greenberg, M.E., & Zhou, Z. Rett syndrome mutation MeCP2 T158A disrupts DNA binding, protein stability and ERP responses. Nature Neuroscience. 2011; 15(2): 274-283.

Reyes, A.R., Levenson, R., Berrettini, W., & Van Bockstaele, E.J. Ultrastructural relationship between the mu opioid receptor and its interacting protein, GPR177, in striatal neurons. Brain Research. 2010; 1358: 71-80.

Carvalho, A.F., Reyes, A.R., Sterling, R.C., Unterwald, E., & Van Bockstaele, E.J. Contribution of limbic norepinephrine to cannabinoid-induced aversion. Psychopharmacology. 2010; 211(4): 479-491.

Rudoy, C.A., Reyes, A.R., & Van Bockstaele, E.J. Evidence for beta1-adrenergic receptor involvement in amygdalar corticotropin-releasing factor gene expression: Implications for cocaine withdrawal. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2009; 34(5): 1135-1148.