Julie Margenthaler, MD, Installed as the Society's 24th President

Julie Margenthaler, MD
Dr. Julie Margenthaler

Julie Margenthaler, MD, of Missouri began her term as the Society's President on May 1, 2021. The official transition of leadership from Dr. Jill Dietz to Dr. Margenthaler took place at the Society’s business meeting held in conjunction with the Society's 22nd Annual Meeting.

Prior to becoming president, Dr. Margenthaler served as chair of the Society's communications committee and as a member of the Society's board of directors. She previously served as chair of the Society's annual meeting in 2013.

Dr. Margenthaler is currently the Director of Breast Surgical Services of the Joanne Knight Breast Center at Siteman Cancer Center and Professor of Surgery and Director of the Breast Fellowship Program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Missouri. Dr. Margenthaler has been a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery since 2006.

Dr. Margenthaler earned her Doctor of Medicine from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and completed her general surgery residency and breast fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine.

She is also heavily involved in the investigation of breast cancer disparities in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Dr. Margenthaler has established a breast cancer clinical outcomes program which has resulted in linking of multiple institutional databases, incorporation of large epidemiological, market scan, and quality control databases, and the enlistment of the expertise of statisticians, epidemiologists, and prevention specialists in the Institute for Public Health to create a robust dataset for clinical outcomes and disparities research.

Dr. Margenthaler is currently the Section Editor for the Annals of Surgical Oncology, Associate Editor for the Journal of Surgical Research, reviews for 12 other journals, and is the author of over 175 peer-reviewed publications, reviews, editorials, and book chapters. Dr. Margenthaler has given numerous lectures nationally and internationally and is committed to the mission of improving the lives of women with breast diseases and breast cancer.

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