Department of Surgery

Breast Surgical Oncology News

Thirty-eight Department Surgeons Recognized in Pittsburgh Magazine’s 2020 “Best Doctors” List

Congratulations to Drs. Louis Alarcon, Kelly Austin, Timothy Billiar, Geoff Bond, Sally Carty, Rabih Chaer, Randall Draper, Barbara Gaines, Kevin Garrett, David Geller, George Gittes, Giselle Hamad, Matthew Holtzman, Christopher Hughes, Abhinav Humar, Ronald Johnson, Donald Keenan, Kenneth Lee, Steven Leers, Michel Makaroun, Marcus Malek, George Mazariegos, David Medich, Kevin Mollen, Andrew Peitzman, Joshua Rubin, Harry Sell, Rakesh Sindhi, Michael J.

Drs. Anita Courcoulas and Donald Keenan Win UPMC Excellence in Patient Experience Awards

Anita Courcoulas and Donald Keenan


Congratulations to Anita P. Courcoulas, MD, MPH, FACS and Donald Keenan, MD, PhD, who won both won 2019 UPMC Excellence in Patient Experience Awards in recognition of their patients rating them as “Top UPMC providers by Specialty.” Dr. Keenan was recognized in his specialty of breast health and Dr. Courcoulas was recognized for general surgery.

Dr. Donald Keenan Discusses Radioactive Seed Localization in Newspaper Article

Donald Keenan

Distinguished Professor and Renowned Breast Cancer Researcher Dr. Bernard Fisher Dies at 101

Dr. Bernard Fisher


Bernard Fisher, MD, Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Past Chairman and Scientific Director of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, passed away on October 16 at the age of 101. Dr. Fisher was recognized as a pioneer in the biology and treatment of breast cancer. Read more