July 25, 2018, Summit, NJ – Renowned breast surgeon, Rebecca C. Yang, M.D., has joined Atlantic Breast Associates at Overlook Medical Center and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, part of Atlantic Health System Cancer Care. Dr. Yang, who is a board certified general surgeon and fellowship trained breast surgeon, joins Atlantic Breast Associates from her role as director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Lahey Medical Center in Massachusetts.
As a full-time breast surgeon, Dr. Yang focuses exclusively on the care of women with malignant and benign breast disease with a comprehensive patient-centered approach. She has expertise in advanced surgical procedures including sentinel lymph node biopsies and nipple sparing mastectomies. She also has a strong interested in the role of integrative therapy in the management and subsequent survivorship care planning for women with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Dr. Yang is a proponent of advancing care through the participation in appropriate clinical trials.
Dr. Yang’s clinical interests include the full range of surgical procedures to treat breast cancer. She will work closely with a multi-specialty oncology team at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Centers of Overlook Medical Center and Morristown Medical Center to provide individualized and coordinated care so patients achieve the best possible outcomes. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
“Dr. Yang brings years of surgical expertise and leadership in the field of breast surgery to our cancer care team,” said Eric Whitman, MD, medical director, Atlantic Health System Cancer Care. “The vast experience, knowledge, and compassion that she brings to the clinical team and her patients, will be an asset to the breast care program at Atlantic Health System.”
Dr. Yang graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine to attain her medical degree. Dr. Yang performed her internship and residency in general surgery at Case Western Reserve University and she stayed there to achieve her fellowship in breast surgery.
Her extensive list of clinical experience includes co-authoring publications, training with some of the nation’s leading experts, and participating in meetings, conferences and symposia around the nation -- all demonstrating her commitment to continuing education and exceptional patient care. Dr. Yang has been an Associate Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and has served as an adjunct professor of surgery at Dartmouth University Medical School.
Throughout her career, Dr. Yang has received awards and honors for her work: Patients’ Choice Awards from MDx Medical, Inc., Castle Connolly Top Doctors, US News & World Report Top Doctors, Consumer’s Research Council’s Guide to America’s Top Surgeons, and the American Cancer Society’s recognition for providing exceptional support to breast cancer patients. Dr. Yang was most recently awarded the prestigious Hope Begins Here Award in honor of her dedicated and compassionate care for patients with cancer.
Atlantic Breast Associates at Overlook Medical Center is located at 11 Overlook Road, Suite LL102 in Summit. For an appointment, call 908-598-6610.
About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, N.J., is an integrated health care delivery system powered by a workforce of over 16,500 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities. The system serves a population of 5 million, with over 400 sites of care, including six hospitals: Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital.
Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health care needs including 12 urgent care centers, Atlantic Rehabilitation and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.
In addition to the employed workforce, Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network represents more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ. Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of 6 regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability and is a founding member of both the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system that will expand access to groundbreaking research across 6 health systems in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and AllSpire Health Partners, a consortium of 5 leading health care organizations dedicated to serving patients, families and communities in New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania.