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Close Up Radio Spotlights Elissa Santoro MD of Montclair Breast Center

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Livingston, NJ – Elissa Santoro is a retired breast surgical oncologist who has dedicated her life to helping women battle breast cancer. As one of the field’s most innovative thinkers, in 1979 Dr. Santoro started the very first breast cancer center in Livingston, New Jersey The Breast Care and Treatment Center, an amazing facility where she delivered over forty years of exceptional quality of care to her patients doing solely high risk breast cancer patients. Because of such treatments, women are living longer and hope could possibly be on the horizon.

Dr. Elissa Santoro is considered a pioneering surgical oncologist, visionary, and women’s health advocate. After retiring from doing surgeries in 2020, today at aged 85, her continued efforts with her work as a Breast Care Consultant for RWJS Barnabas Health Center. Although she is retired from performing surgery, Dr. Elissa Santoro works three days a week at Montclair and sees about 12 to 14 patients a day.

Dr. Santoro attained her Medical degree from the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1965. She completed her surgical residency at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City, and an ACS postdoctoral fellowship in cancer training.

During her successful career as a surgical oncologist, among her numerous crowning achievements, Dr. Santoro was selected as the number one oncologist by Patient Preferred Magazine. In 1970, she received a NIH Cancer grant at NY Medical center. She was also the first female surgical oncologist in 1976 at same Barnubas medical center in NJ and oas the first female to graduate from St. Vincents Hospital.

She continues to empower, educate, and inspire us to do whatever is necessary to eliminate breast cancer.

For more information, visit https://montclairbreastcenter.com/