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Arpana M. Naik M.D.

    • Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology School of Medicine

Dr. Naik earned her bachelor's degree at Yale University and completed her medical school training at New York University School of Medicine, followed by a surgical residency at New York University. She has completed a surgical oncology fellowship at the surgery branch of the National Cancer Institute and a breast surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Her research interests include sentinel node biopsy, multidisciplinary trials, and surgical outcomes research in the area of breast cancer and breast disease. She also has a special clinical interest in oncoplastic breast surgery, skin-sparing mastectomy, and nipple-sparing mastectomy. Facing Fatal Genes (VIDEO) - Dr. Naik and Dr. Reid Mueller  answer questions they frequently hear treating women with high risk of breast cancer.  [ from ]

  • Residency:

    • General surgery residency: New York University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship:

    • Surgical oncology: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health Breast Surgical Oncology: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Certifications:

    • Oregon Board of Medical Examiners (2004)

Memberships and associations

  • Active member, American Society of Breast Surgeons


  • "Factors influencing accuracy of axillary sentinel lymph node frozen section for breast cancer" American Journal of Surgery May 2010
  • "Fresh surgical specimens yield breast stem/progenitor cells and reveal their oncogenic abnormalities" Annals of Surgical Oncology February 2012
  • "In Brief" Current Problems in Surgery December 2009
  • "Comparative validation of online nomograms for predicting nonsentinel lymph node status in sentinel lymph node-positive breast cancer" JAMA Surgery September 2011
  • "Indigent breast cancer patients among all racial and ethnic groups present with more advanced disease compared with nationally reported data" American Journal of Surgery October 2003
  • "Screening for breast cancer" Annals of Internal Medicine November 17 2009
  • "Locoregional Recurrence after Mastectomy" Journal of the American College of Surgeons October 2006
  • "Receptor status and ethnicity of indigent patients with breast cancer in New York City" JAMA Surgery December 2008
  • "Strength training stops bone loss and builds muscle in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors" Breast Cancer Research and Treatment June 2011
  • "Breast Cancer in Premenopausal Women" Current Problems in Surgery December 2009
  • "The enhanced tumor selectivity of an oncolytic vaccinia lacking the host range and antiapoptosis genes SPI-1 and SPI-2" Journal of Cancer Research November 1 2005
  • "Reoperation for hyperparathyroidism in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1" Surgery (United States)  2001
  • "Using complications associated with postmastectomy radiation and immediate breast reconstruction to improve surgical decision making" JAMA Surgery  2010
  • "Correlation of breast cancer axillary lymph node metastases with stem cell Mutations" JAMA Surgery September 2013
  • "Gene expression signatures of breast cancer stem and progenitor cells do not exhibit features of Warburg metabolism" Stem Cell Research and Therapy August 28 2015
  • "The risk of axillary relapse after sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer is comparable with that of axillary lymph node dissection" Annals of Surgery September 2004
  • "Estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, interleukin-6 and interleukin-8 are variable in breast cancer and benign stem/progenitor cell populations" BMC Cancer September 30 2014
  • "Intravenous and isolated limb perfusion delivery of wild type and a tumor-selective replicating mutant vaccinia virus in nonhuman primates" Human Gene Therapy January 2006
  • "Impact of American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0011 and National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project B-32 trial results on surgeon practice in the Pacific Northwest" American Journal of Surgery May 2012
  • "Intratumor mapping of intracellular water lifetime" NMR in Biomedicine  2014
  • "A declining rate of completion axillary dissection in sentinel lymph node-positive breast cancer patients is associated with the use of a multivariate nomogram" Annals of Surgery March 2007
  • "Sulforaphane bioavailability and chemopreventive activity in women scheduled for breast biopsy" Cancer Prevention Research December 1 2015
  • "Manufacture and evaluation of 3-dimensional printed sizing tools for use during intraoperative breast brachytherapy" Advances in Radiation Oncology April 1 2016
  • "Early prediction and evaluation of breast cancer response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy using quantitative DCE-MRI" Translational Oncology February 1 2016
  • "Cystic neutrophilic granulomatous mastitis" American Journal of Clinical Pathology May 1 2016
  • "Enhancing an oncologist’s recommendation to exercise to manage fatigue levels in breast cancer patients" Supportive Care in Cancer September 30 2017
  • "Risk management decisions in women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations" American Journal of Surgery January 1 2018
  • "Surgical resection of breast cancers" Surgery (United States) January 1 2019
  • "Outcomes of intraoperative radiotherapy for early-stage breast cancer" American Journal of Surgery January 1 2019
  • "A prospective study of opioid use for postoperative pain management after breast operation" American Journal of Surgery January 1 2019

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