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Patrick Borgen

Patrick I Borgen MD

Chair, Department of Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center; Head, Brooklyn Breast Cancer Center, Maimonides Cancer Center, Brooklyn, New York; Program Chair, 31st Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference

Dr. Patrick I. Borgen is Chairman of Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He also heads the Breast Center at the newly built Maimonides Cancer Center. Recruited from Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dr. Borgen was Chief, Breast Service; Head, Breast Cancer Research Laboratory; and Director, Breast Cancer Disease Management Team at Memorial. He holds a faculty position at Cornell University Medical College.

Dr. Borgen earned a BS Magna Cum Laude in Biomedical Engineering at Tulane and his MD at Louisiana State University. His post-doctoral work includes internship and residency at Ochsner Medical Institutions in New Orleans, Louisiana (where he was chief resident), and a clinical research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering. In addition, he received management training in the Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Borgen has received numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, the US Army and the National Cancer Institute. Widely published in peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Borgen is on the Editorial Board of Annals of Surgical Oncology, and on the Peer Review Board of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He is Guest Editor for: Surgery, Annals of Surgery, The Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Breast Diseases, Breast Diseases Quarterly, The Breast Journal, The Lancet, Archives of Surgery and Journal of Clinical Oncology. He is editor of three major textbooks on breast disease, and has contributed chapters to 15 other texts. To date, he has published 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 141 abstracts and 15 editorials.

Dr. Borgen has been Chairman of the American College of Surgeons Breast Cancer Trials Group, and a Member of the Executive Board of Directors of the American Society for the Study of Breast Disease. He is currently on the Executive Boards of the Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc. and of Tulane University, and a member of the American Joint Committee on Cancer, Breast Task Force.