Scientific Research Award Recipients

Awards were presented on April 29 to the following 3 researchers at the 18th Annual Meeting of The American Society of Breast Surgeons for their outstanding Scientific Session presentations:


Scientific Recognition Award

Best presentation by a fellow, resident, or medical trainee

Jessemae Welsh, MD--Model for predicting nodal positivity in women age ≥ 70 with hormone receptor positive cancer to aid incorporation of a recently released Society of Surgical Oncology Choosing Wisely guideline into clinical practice

Dr. Welsh is a fellow at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Her coauthors are Tanya Hoskin, Courtney Day, Elizabeth Habermann, Matthew Goetz, and Judy Boughey


George N. Peters Award

Best presentation by a fellow

Megan Miller, MD-- Contralateral breast cancer (CBC) risk in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS): Is it high enough to justify bilateral mastectomy?

Dr. Miller is a breast fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Her coauthors are Shirin Muhsen, Cristina Olcese, Sujata Patil, Monica Morrow, and Kimberly Van Zee.


Scientific Impact Award

Presentation deemed by the audience as having the greatest scientific impact

Yimeng Zhang, MD-- Radioactive seed localization versus wire localization for breast-conserving surgery: Which is more costly?

Dr. Zhang is a general surgery resident at University of Ottowa. Her coauthors are Erin Cordeiro, Jean Seely, Joshua Hefler, Kednapa Thavorn, Mukta Mahajan, Susan Domina, Jon Aro, Andrea Ibrahim, Angel Arnaout, Denis Gravel, Carolyn Nessim.