Tari King, MD, has been appointed Chief of Breast Surgery at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC). Dr. King will hold appointments at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Faulkner Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Dr. King will oversee breast surgery in the DF/BWCC, which includes breast surgical activities in the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber. As head of breast surgery, she will work collaboratively with medical oncology, radiation oncology, breast imaging, and pathology to continue to build DF/BWCC’s integrated multidisciplinary clinical model for treating breast cancer.
“Dr. King brings extraordinary expertise in breast surgery and a track record of leadership in an academic medical center,” said Eric Winer, MD, Director of Breast Oncology Program and Thompson Chair of Breast Cancer Research at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
“Dr. King comes with a national and international reputation as an outstanding surgeon, a thoughtful educator, a respected researcher, and an effective leader,” said Michael J. Zinner, MD, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Prior to joining DF/BWCC, Dr. King held a number of positions at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, most recently as Deputy Chief and Director of Research, Breast Service. She was also an Associate Professor of Surgery at Weill Medical College at Cornell University.
Dr. King received her medical degree from University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. ■