Judy C. Boughey, MD, FACS, Installed as the Society's 27th President

Judy C. Boughey

Judy C. Boughey, MD, FACS, of Minnesota began her term as the Society’s 27th President on April 12, 2024. The official transition of leadership from Dr. Susan K. Boolbol to Dr. Boughey took place at the Society’s business meeting held in conjunction with the Society’s 25th Annual Meeting in Orlando.

Prior to becoming president, Dr. Boughey served on the Society’s Board of Directors from 2018–2022, and as President-Elect in 2023–2024. She also served as Chair of the Society’s Publications Committee from 2012 to 2018 and was program chair of the 2016 ASBrS Annual Meeting.

Dr. Boughey currently serves as a Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic and is the W.H. Odell Professor of Individualized Medicine. She is Chair of the Division of Breast and Melanoma Surgical Oncology in the Department of Surgery and program director for the Multidisciplinary Breast Surgery Fellowship.

Dr. Boughey attended the University of Cambridge where she earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in physiology, and M.B., B. Chir degree. She completed general surgery residency at Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital at the University of South Carolina and fellowship in breast surgical oncology at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Boughey is actively involved with breast cancer research, including studies on prophylactic mastectomy, sentinel lymph node surgery, neoadjuvant chemotherapy and minimizing axillary surgery after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. She is dedicated to delivering patient-centered care and advancing the treatment of patients diagnosed with breast cancer.

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