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Arpana M. Naik, MD

Arpana M. Naik, MD,

Assistant Professor of Surgery Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR

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Dr. Arpana M. Naik is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and is also a faculty member with the OHSU Cancer Institute and the OHSU Center for Women's Health. Dr. Naik is one of the few physicians at OHSU whose practice is fully dedicated to the surgical management of breast diseases and breast cancer.

Dr. Naik completed a fellowship in breast surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She also performed research in cancer gene therapy during her surgical oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute of the NIH. Dr. Naik was chief surgical resident in general surgery and also received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature.

In addition to patient care, Dr. Naik is involved in teaching and clinical research. Her research interests include the examination of women at high risk for breast cancer, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in access to breast care, and surgical outcomes. She is also organizes multidisciplinary, comprehensive treatment for breast cancer patients at OHSU and coordinates participation in several multi-institutional breast cancer trials, including trials run by the Southwest Oncology Group. Dr. Naik is very committed to community outreach and breast cancer education and has given regional lectures to patients on breast cancer prevention and new treatment modalities.

Dr. Naik is a member of both the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, and is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. She has been published in Annals of Surgery and The American Journal of Surgery, and has presented papers on her research on sentinel lymph node biopsy, ethnic differences in breast cancer presentation, and gene therapy at a number of prestigious national and international conferences.