Bryn Mawr Hospital Breast Surgery Fellow Wins Award for Research Presentation at ASBS Annual Meeting

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Demitra Manjoros, MD, Bryn Mawr Hospital Breast Surgery Fellow, recently received the George Peters Award from the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) for the best abstract presented by a breast fellow at the ASBS 14th Annual Meeting that took place in Chicago in May.

“We are so proud of the accomplishments that Dr. Manjoros made at the ASBS Annual Meeting,” says Brenda DeFeo, vice president of Administration at Bryn Mawr Hospital. “The presentation demonstrated the tremendous knowledge and expertise she possesses in the field of breast surgery, and really gives insight into the skill she provides to the patients of Bryn Mawr Hospital.”

Along with Manjoros, Andrea V. Barrio, MD, attending breast surgeon, Bryn Mawr Hospital, was the senior author of the paper and is also the director of Research for the Breast Surgery Fellows. The manuscript was also co-authored by Thomas G. Frazier, MD, director of the Bryn Mawr Hospital Breast Fellowship Program; Jose-Jaime Alberty-Oller, MD, Bryn Mawr Hospital breast surgery fellow; and Bryn Mawr Hospital research assistant, Abigail Collett.

The paper, The Value of Six Month Interval Imaging following Benign Radiologic-Pathologic Concordant Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy, concluded that routine imaging studies conducted less than a year after a benign breast biopsy are an unnecessary drain on healthcare dollars. Through their research, the authors found that half of the patients with benign lesions received at least one imaging exam during this time period, and only one patient (0.6 percent) was diagnosed with a cancer.

“In today’s cost-conscious healthcare environment, the key word in our conclusion is routine. In some cases, physicians will have clear reasons to feel such an exam is appropriate,” said Dr. Manjoros. “But in this study, the yields for finding a malignancy with interval imaging were extremely low, and testing cannot be justified across this entire patient population.”

The George Peters Award was established by the ASBS to honor Dr. George N. Peters, who was instrumental in bringing together the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, The American Society of Breast Surgeons, the American Society of Breast Disease, and the Society of Surgical Oncology to develop educational objectives for breast fellowships. The educational objectives were first used to award Komen Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowships. Subsequently, the curriculum was used for the breast fellowship credentialing process that has led to the development of a nationwide matching program for breast fellowships.

About Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 319-bed, not-for-profit acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to life-long health. Bryn Mawr Hospital has earned Magnet® designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff. The Hospital has been nationally recognized by Press Ganey, Truven Health Analytics, The Joint Commission and other health care ratings organizations for its outstanding quality of patient care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has been named among the top ten hospitals in the Philadelphia metro area in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, and is ranked as high-performing in four specialties: geriatrics, gastroenterology & GI surgery, orthopedics and urology. Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Neuro-Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (NCICU) has also received the 2015–2018 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) 2015 silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence for the second time. The Hospital offers a full range of services, including cancer care, orthopedic care, cardiovascular care, maternity care, bariatrics, neurovascular and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, all aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and innovative technology such as the da Vinci® Surgical System’s robotic technology and RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. Through Bryn Mawr Hospital’s collaboration with the Jefferson Neuroscience Network, the university-affiliated Neurovascular Center offers rapid access to advanced diagnostics and treatment options for stroke care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has also collaborated with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to include round-the-clock pediatric care for the pediatric inpatient unit and in the pediatric emergency department with additional board-certified emergency medicine physicians.

Mary Kate Coghlan
Communications Specialist

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