Physician’s Profile

Stacy K Ugras, MD

NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
Board Certificates: 
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Surgery
Breast Surgery

McCabe Fund Pilot Grant Award, 2017
Research proposal studying breast oncology patient surgical decision-making

Breast Cancer Alliance Fellowship Grant, 2013
Awarded to the top fellowship candidate

G. Thomas Shires II Prize in Surgery, Department of Surgery, Weill MedicalCollege of Cornell University, 2006
Awarded to the graduating medical student who exemplifies the qualities of an academic surgeon interested in patient care, science, and education

Magna Cum Laude, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2002

Dean’s List, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1998-2002


Stacy K. Ugras MD, FACS is a board-certified and fellowship trained breast surgical oncologist whose practice is dedicated to the treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases. She performs all aspects of breast surgery, including breast conservation (lumpectomy), mastectomy, nipple-sparing mastectomy, and axillary lymph node procedures. She works closely with radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and plastic surgeons to deliver the highest-quality breast care.

Dr. Ugras received her undergraduate degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, medical degree from Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and completed her residency in general surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. During residency, she completed a research fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She then went on to finish a clinical fellowship in breast surgical oncology also at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where she developed expertise in all aspects of breast surgery.

Reyes SA, Williams AD, Arlow RL, De La Cruz LM, Anderson DN, Ugras S, Brooks AD, Sataloff D, Freedman G, Tchou J. Changing practice patterns of adjuvant radiation among elderly women with early stage breast cancer in the United States from 2004 to 2014. Breast J. 2019 Sep 20 [Epub ahead of print]
De La Cruz LM, Harhay MO, Zhang P, Ugras S. Impact of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on breast cancer subtype: does subtype change and, if so, how? Annals of Surgical Oncology 2018;25(12):3535-3540
Agarwal D, So A, Williams AD, Zhang PJ, Ugras S, Campbell JS, Aicher LD, Tchou JC. Abundance of antigen-presenting cell markers is associated with favorable prognosis in triple-negative breast cancer. JACS 2018;227(4,S1):S30
Fischer K, Brooks J, Ugras S. Invasive lobular carcinoma involving a borderline phyllodes tumor. The Breast Journal. 2018;24(6):1076-1077
Ugras S, Matsen C, Eaton A, Stempel M, Morrow M, Cody HS 3rd. Reoperative sentinel lymph node biopsy is feasible for locally recurrent breast cancer, but is it worthwhile? Annals of Surgical Oncology 2016;23(3):744-74
Ugras S, Gemignani ML, Connolly PH, Finley DJ. Endovascular approach to acute hemorrhage in locally advanced breast cancer. The Breast Journal 21(2):189-191, Mar. 2015
Ugras S, Stempel M, Patil S, Morrow M. Estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and HER2 status predict lymphovascular invasion and lymph node involvement. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2014;21(12):3780-6
Ugras S, Brill E, Jacobsen A, Hafner M, Socci ND, Decarolis PL, Khanin R, O'Connor R, Mihailovic A, Taylor BS, Sheridan R, Gimble JM, Viale A, Crago A, Antonescu CR, Sander C, Tuschl T, Singer S. Small RNA sequencing and functional characterization reveals MicroRNA-143 tumor suppressor activity in liposarcoma. Cancer Research 2011;71(17):5659-69
Spitzer JI, Ugras S, Runge S, Decarolis P, Antonescu C, Tuschl T, Singer S. mRNA and protein levels of FUS, EWSR1 and TAF15 are upregulated in liposarcoma. Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer 2011;50(5):338-47
Gobble RM, Qin LX, Brill ER, Angeles CV, Ugras S, O'Connor RB, Moraco NH, Decarolis PL, Antonescu C, Singer S. Expression profiling of liposarcoma yields a multigene predictor of patient outcome and identifies genes that contribute to liposarcomagenesis. Cancer Research 2011;71(7):2697-705
Ugras S, Simmons R. Cryotherapy ablation of primary breast cancer. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2010;21(1):20-22
Ugras SK, Finley DJ, Salemi A. Ascaris lumbricoides infection causing respiratory distress after coronary artery bypass grafting. Surgical Infections 2010;11(2):177-8