After graduating from BKHS, I attended New York University College of Arts and Science where I graduated with honors in Chemistry, Phi Beta Kappa and suma cum laude. I was also the captain of the Women's fencing team and President of the Draper Chemistry Society. I was admitted early decision to NYU School of Medicine where I received Honors in Hematology and graduated in 1982. My general surgical training was completed at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and my fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Following completion of my training, I accepted a position on the breast surgical service at MSKCC but left in 1992 to take care of my three daughters. During this time, I worked in a private breast practice in Garden City, Long Island, close to where I lived and I had the privilege of caring for many of the sisters of St. Joseph, who lived close to the Mother House in Brentwood. In 2001, I returned to MSKCC where I have participated in research and teaching and have earned the position of Professor of Clinical Surgery at Cornell Weill School of Medicine. I have recently been named Director of Surgery in the Regional Networks of Memorial Sloan Kettering. My twin daughters have recently graduated from college and I am proud to say they have chosen careers in the "helping professions" by studying Social work and medicine. I am equally proud of my youngest daughter, Gina, who is developmentally disabled but just completed a BOCES program in food service and enjoys her work at a nursing home kitchen.
I remember my time at Kearney fondly and thank all my teachers and fellow students that helped me become the person I am today. Thanks!