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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


  • "Risk management decisions in women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations." American Journal of Surgery  In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "Enhancing an oncologist’s recommendation to exercise to manage fatigue levels in breast cancer patients : a randomized controlled trial." Supportive Care in Cancer  In: , 30.09.2017, p. 1-8.
  • "Cystic neutrophilic granulomatous mastitis : Association with gram-positive bacilli and corynebacterium." American Journal of Clinical Pathology In: , Vol. 145, No. 5, 01.05.2016, p. 635-645.
  • "Manufacture and evaluation of 3-dimensional printed sizing tools for use during intraoperative breast brachytherapy." Advances in Radiation Oncology In: , Vol. 1, No. 2, 01.04.2016, p. 132-135.
  • "Early prediction and evaluation of breast cancer response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy using quantitative DCE-MRI." Translational Oncology  In: , Vol. 9, No. 1, 01.02.2016, p. 8-17.
  • "Sulforaphane bioavailability and chemopreventive activity in women scheduled for breast biopsy." Cancer Prevention Research  In: , Vol. 8, No. 12, 01.12.2015, p. 1184-1191.
  • "Gene expression signatures of breast cancer stem and progenitor cells do not exhibit features of Warburg metabolism." Stem Cell Research and Therapy In: , Vol. 6, No. 1, 157, 28.08.2015.
  • "Estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, interleukin-6 and interleukin-8 are variable in breast cancer and benign stem/progenitor cell populations." BMC Cancer In: , Vol. 14, No. 1, 733, 30.09.2014.
  • "Intratumor mapping of intracellular water lifetime : Metabolic images of breast cancer?" NMR in Biomedicine  In: , Vol. 27, No. 7, 2014, p. 760-773.
  • "Correlation of breast cancer axillary lymph node metastases with stem cell Mutations." JAMA Surgery In: , Vol. 148, No. 9, 09.2013, p. 873-878.
  • "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 In: , Vol. 203, No. 5, 05.2012, p. 618-622.
  • "Fresh surgical specimens yield breast stem/progenitor cells and reveal their oncogenic abnormalities." Annals of Surgical Oncology In: , Vol. 19, No. 2, 02.2012, p. 527-535.
  • "Comparative validation of online nomograms for predicting nonsentinel lymph node status in sentinel lymph node-positive breast cancer." Archives of Surgery In: , Vol. 146, No. 9, 09.2011, p. 1035-1040.
  • "Strength training stops bone loss and builds muscle in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors : A randomized, controlled trial." Breast Cancer Research and Treatment  In: , Vol. 127, No. 2, 06.2011, p. 447-456.
  • "Factors influencing accuracy of axillary sentinel lymph node frozen section for breast cancer." American Journal of Surgery In: , Vol. 199, No. 5, 05.2010, p. 629-635.
  • "Using complications associated with postmastectomy radiation and immediate breast reconstruction to improve surgical decision making." Archives of Surgery In: , Vol. 145, No. 9, 2010, p. 873-878.
  • "In Brief." Current Problems in Surgery  In: , Vol. 46, No. 12, 12.2009, p. 934-942.
  • "Breast Cancer in Premenopausal Women." Current Problems in Surgery  In: , Vol. 46, No. 12, 12.2009, p. 944-1004.
  • "Screening for breast cancer : An update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force." Annals of Internal Medicine  In: , Vol. 151, No. 10, 17.11.2009, p. 727-737.
  • "Receptor status and ethnicity of indigent patients with breast cancer in New York City." Archives of Surgery In: , Vol. 143, No. 12, 12.2008, p. 1227-1230.
  • "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 In: , Vol. 245, No. 3, 03.2007, p. 462-468.
  • "Locoregional Recurrence after Mastectomy : Incidence and Outcomes." Journal of the American College of Surgeons In: , Vol. 203, No. 4, 10.2006, p. 469-474.
  • "Intravenous and isolated limb perfusion delivery of wild type and a tumor-selective replicating mutant vaccinia virus in nonhuman primates." Human Gene Therapy In: , Vol. 17, No. 1, 01.2006, p. 31-45.
  • "The enhanced tumor selectivity of an oncolytic vaccinia lacking the host range and antiapoptosis genes SPI-1 and SPI-2." Cancer Research In: , Vol. 65, No. 21, 01.11.2005, p. 9991-9998.
  • "The risk of axillary relapse after sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer is comparable with that of axillary lymph node dissection : A follow-up study of 4008 procedures." Annals of Surgery In: , Vol. 240, No. 3, 09.2004, p. 462-471.
  • "Indigent breast cancer patients among all racial and ethnic groups present with more advanced disease compared with nationally reported data." American Journal of Surgery In: , Vol. 186, No. 4, 10.2003, p. 400-403.
  • "Reoperation for hyperparathyroidism in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1." Surgery  In: , Vol. 130, No. 6, 2001, p. 991-998.

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