Catherine D. Carruthers, MD, FACS

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Practice Philosophy

I believe that optimal breast care for women and men extends beyond making an accurate diagnosis and providing evidence-based treatment. It includes helping people understand their individual risk for breast disease and supporting them in taking steps to lower their risk. And for patients undergoing treatment for breast disease, it means caring for the whole person by providing tailored education about nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, meditation, and other approaches to improved healing, health, and well-being.

Today, we know much more than we did years ago about why some people are at greater risk for breast disease, what can be done to reduce risk, and why some breast disease is harder to treat than others. I am committed to providing personalized care that is aimed at preventing breast disease when possible, detecting breast disease early, and personalizing treatment using all available approaches to ensure the best outcomes.

This doctor is employed by Main Line HealthCare, the multispecialty physician network of Main Line Health, including more than 350 community and hospital-based physicians.

Locations and Appointments

Paoli Hospital, MOB 3, Ste 331
255 West Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA 19301

101 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 201
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

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About Catherine D. Carruthers, MD, FACS

Dr. Carruthers is a fellowship-trained breast surgeon with more than 13 years of experience in multidisciplinary breast cancer care. Prior to joining Main Line Health, Dr. Carruthers was in private practice in Bucks and Montgomery counties, where she provided personalized care to 100 to 150 new patients with breast cancer each year.

Dr. Carruthers’ practice encompasses the full spectrum of breast care for women and men, with a focus on prompt and definitive diagnosis of breast disease, advanced forms of breast surgery, and prevention of breast cancer. She is highly skilled in performing breast-conserving surgery, nipple-sparing and skin-sparing mastectomy, and hidden scar breast surgery. She also is certified in stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound.

Dr. Carruthers is committed to individualized breast care that integrates standard-of-care treatment with lifestyle changes and other approaches to health and wellness. She has a strong interest in the care of patients at risk for inherited breast cancer, with training in cancer genetic risk assessment and significant experience performing risk-reducing mastectomy.

Dr. Carruthers participates in the breast cancer programs at both Paoli Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital.

  • Gender: Female
  • Years of Experience: 13
  • Language: English
Specialties Accepting New Patients
Breast Surgery
General Surgery Board certified since 2007
Clinical Titles
  • Medical Director, Barbara Brodsky Comprehensive Breast Center at Bryn Mawr Hospital
  • Associate Director, Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program, Barbara Brodsky Comprehensive Breast Center at Bryn Mawr Hospital


Medical school
  • University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
  • Carraway Methodist Medical Center
  • Bryn Mawr Hospital

*Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Membership on the medical staff of any of our hospitals does not constitute an employment or agency relationship.

Awards & Memberships

Honors, Awards, Citations
  • Philadelphia magazine Top Doctors: 2020, 2019
Current Membership & Activities
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology

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