Dr. Virginia Maurer

Dr. Virginia E. Maurer, MD is a nationally recognized leader in the field of breast health education. A graduate of Queen’s University School of Medicine in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, she is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Maurer is a prominent breast surgeon and breast cancer specialist. She has been in private practice since 1981 and currently maintains two offices in the New York area. A staunch proponent of breast cancer awareness, Dr. Maurer discovered that many women lacked access to pertinent and current information about breast health and breast cancer. She resolved to correct that deficit, establishing The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education in 1995. Today, she remains active in her role as Founder and Board Member. Over the years, Dr. Maurer’s tenacity, compassion, and professionalism have made her one of the country’s leading advocates for women’s health care. She is a member of the Advisory Board of 1 in 9, the Community Advisory Board of Holiday House and former member of the Board of Trustees of the Greenvale School. She has been a member of the Society for the Study of Breast Disease, the American Medical Women’s Association, and the New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group. Dr. Maurer has two daughters and resides in Garden City, NY.

Dr. Virginia Maurer

Celebrating 25 Years of Breast Health Education

When I first began my breast surgeon career 42 years ago, people didn’t discuss breast cancer. It was a taboo topic, even while other, more prominent cancers like lung cancer were getting public attention. In the 90s, there were a lot of myths about what could increase or decrease your risk. Patients would say to [...]

Statement from Dr. Maurer: Mammograms Still Recommended at Age 40, Despite American Cancer Society Guideline Change

Last week, the American Cancer Society—one of the leading cancer non-profits in the United States—updated their guidelines to recommend women begin receiving mammograms at age 45 instead of age 40. As a longtime breast surgeon and the founder of The Maurer Foundation, an organization dedicated to education on the importance of early detection and prevention [...]

Environmental Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Your health, and by extension your breast health, involves reducing your exposure and your family’s exposure to known carcinogens and questionable chemicals.

Dr. Virginia Maurer

Dr. Maurer on The 32nd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Once again this symposium delivered an outstanding cross section of topics all related to breast cancer. Almost 9,000 doctors, patient advocates and researchers gathered to hear the latest breast cancer research data and updates on many clinical trials including the benefits of the aromatase inhibitors (hormonal therapy for post-menopausal breast cancer). Two talks were of [...]

Nurse Assisting Patient Undergoing Mammogram

Mammograms Still Needed For Women Age 40-49 Despite USPSTF Statement

I believe there is adequate data to support annual digital mammography screening for women ages 40 and older.