Sheldon M. Feldman, MD
Sheldon M. Feldman, MD, has been named Chief of the Division of Breast Surgery and Surgical Oncology and Director of Breast Cancer Services at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, the clinical arm of the National Cancer Institute–designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center. He will also join the faculty of Albert Einstein College of Medicine as Professor of Clinical Surgery.
He joins Montefiore and Einstein from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, where he was Chief of the Breast Surgery Division and Vivian L. Milstein Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery.
Dr. Feldman will serve as a principal investigator on multiple breast cancer studies focused on advancing prevention, early diagnosis, and patient-centered treatment of the disease. His move to Montefiore and Einstein also brings innovative clinical trials focused on advancing minimally invasive or nonsurgical approaches to threatening breast cancer. The trials will now be conducted at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, under the auspices of the Albert Einstein Cancer Center.
With a deep commitment to social medicine, Dr. Feldman will lead Montefiore system-wide efforts across the Bronx, Westchester, and Hudson Valley to advance cancer care research and patient experiences.
Pioneer in Breast Surgery
Dr. Feldman is known for spearheading the use of cutting-edge therapies, so women and men can fight cancer with minimal treatment and side effects. He has pioneered techniques such as intraoperative radiation, which involves administering a single dose of radiation during surgery, enabling most patients to avoid additional radiation, and is also an innovator in reducing the risk of lymphedema. Moreover, Dr. Feldman is an expert in skin-sparing and nipple-preserving mastectomies.
Dr. Feldman is President of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the nation’s leading organization for treating patients with breast disease and advocacy for surgeons who seek excellence in the care of patients with breast cancer.
He earned his medical degree and completed his surgical training at New York University School of Medicine before performing a clinical fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. ■