About Us

The American Society of Breast Surgeons, the primary leadership organization for general surgeons who treat patients with breast disease, is committed to continually improving the practice of breast surgery by serving as an advocate for surgeons who seek excellence in the care of breast patients. This mission is accomplished by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and by promoting education, research, and the development of advanced surgical techniques.

Society programs include

  • An annual meeting that is the only such event dedicated to the issues affecting surgeons who treat breast disease
  • Certification and facility accreditation programs for breast ultrasound and stereotactic breast procedures
  • The Mastery of Breast Surgery Program--a continuous quality improvement initiative
  • Regional courses and workshops

Society members receive valuable information through

  • Print and electronic Society newsletters, and e-news alerts
  • Society-developed consensus statements and guidelines
  • An annual subscription to The Annals of Surgical Oncology
Founded in 1995, the Society has grown to more than 3000 members in the United States and 35 countries throughout the world. Active membership is open to surgeons with a special interest in breast disease. Non-general surgeons or non-surgeon physicians with a demonstrated interest in breast surgery may join as associate members; allied healthcare professionals, researchers and scientists who are engaged in the care of breast surgery patients as affiliate members; and general surgery residents and surgical oncology and breast fellows currently enrolled in a residency/fellowship program as candidate members.