Dr. Elisa Port

Elisa Port, MD, FACS, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York

Dr. Elisa Port serves as Chief of Breast Surgery and Director of the Dubin Breast Center. After receiving her medical degree from Mount Sinai in 1992, Dr. Port was a general surgery resident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles until 1994. She then joined Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for a breast cancer surgery research fellowship, and later completed a general surgery residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In 1999 she joined the staff of Memorial Sloan Kettering Breast Surgery Service where she remained until her Mount Sinai appointment in early 2010. Dr. Port performs hundreds of operations each year, and is a leading expert in sentinel-node biopsy, nipple sparing mastectomy, as well as the use of breast MRI. Dr. Port is the author of “The New Generation Breast Cancer Book: How to navigate your diagnosis and treatment options-and remain optimistic- in the age of information overload”, published by Random House. Dr. Port actively conducts both clinical and basic science research. Her BCRF-supported research is focused on the development of new strategies to prevent triple negative breast cancers from progressing and metastasizing. Her research has been widely published in numerous journals, including the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Annals of Surgery, and Cancer Research. She is also a member of several professional associations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Diseases, the Society of Surgical Oncology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.