Medical Advisory Council

The Medical Advisory Council provides professional advice and guidance on emerging topics relating to breast health. The Council is comprised of recognized experts in their respective fields of medicine with affiliations at leading academic and medical institutions.

Nina D'Abreo

Nina D’Abreo, MD Read Posts

Dr. Nina D’Abreo, is an Attending Physician in the Department of Oncology and Hematology at Winthrop-University Hospital and Medical Director of the Winthrop’s Breast Health Program. She serves on the Breast Cancer Medical Advisory Committee at Winthrop, which is dedicated to improving all aspects of breast health. She is responsible for developing the Breast Clinical Trials Program at Winthrop and serves as the local Principal Investigator of several cooperative group-sponsored breast cancer clinical trials designed for breast cancer prevention, early stage and metastatic breast cancer. Dr. D’Abreo is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. She is focused on the personalized treatment of breast cancer, and has a particular interest in breast cancer survivorship. She has widely spoken and published on the subject of breast cancer.

Gina DeLuca

Gina DeLuca, RD, CDN Read Posts

Gina DeLuca is a Registered Dietitian, and the Outpatient Oncology Dietitian for the Center for Cancer Care at NYU Winthrop Hospital where she provides individual nutrition counseling, as well as group nutrition education presentations, to patients during all phases of oncologic care, including prevention, treatment, and survivorship. As a member of the Oncology Support Services team, she serves on the Center for Cancer Care’s Cancer Committee, is a member of cancer-specific workgroups, and participates in institution-wide cancer awareness events.
Gina received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics with a minor in Gender Studies from New York University and completed her Dietetic Internship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group.

Barry Douglas

Barry K. Douglas, MD, FACS Read Posts

Dr. Barry K. Douglas has been with the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group since 1991 and joined the Maurer Foundation Board of Directors in 2012. Dr. Douglas is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Trinity College, Connecticut where he majored in Studio Art and Physics. He then obtained his MD degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, North Carolina in 1980. After his internship he completed his General Surgical Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City. Continuing his education at Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Douglas completed residencies in Microvascular Surgery and then Plastic Surgery. From 1986-87, he held the position of Chief Resident at this prestigious hospital. In 1987, Dr. Douglas completed a fellowship in Pediatric Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Akron with the Northeastern Ohio School of Medicine. Dr. Douglas has lectured on a wide range of topics including cosmetic surgery, cleft lip surgery, breast reconstruction, and reconstruction for skin malignancies. His areas of expertise include cosmetic surgery, breast reconstruction, cleft lip and palate surgery, rhinoplasty and aesthetic breast surgery.

jonathan haas

Jonathan Haas, MD Read Posts

Jonathan Haas is the Chief of Radiation Oncology at Winthrop-University Hospital and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at SUNY-Stony Brook School of Medicine. Dr. Haas has been named a Castle Connolly New York Metropolitan Top Doctor as well as New York Newsday Top Doctor and was the youngest Radiation Oncologist to receive these awards. He is a regular contributing guest on WABC radio in New York and was the first Radiation Oncologist to complete Cyberknife training in the New York metropolitan area. He has published extensively on the use of CyberKnife for Lung, Prostate, Spine/CNS, and Gynecologic uses for CyberKnife. He has taught physicians in this country and abroad on clinical utilization of CyberKnife and his Department at Winthrop is the largest CyberKnife practice in the United States. His current research interest is the use of CyberKnife after lumpectomy for breast cancer and he has accrued and completed patients on an IRB approved protocol for this indication.


Douglas Marks, MD Read Posts

Douglas Marks, MD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Oncology/Hematology at NYU Winthrop Hospital, having joined the Hospital following a fellowship program in Oncology/Hematology at Columbia University Medical Center.  Dr. Marks also serves as a Clinical Instructor with a primary clinical focus on breast cancer. He is currently involved in several research endeavors focused on better understanding the interaction between an individual patient’s immune system and breast cancer. Dr. Marks’ research projects were accepted for presentation at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Society for Immunology of Cancer, and the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group. Dr. Marks received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2012, where he also completed residency training in Internal Medicine. During that residency, he was awarded the Klaudia Ewa Knapik Memorial Award (“Top Resident”) by faculty of the Department of Medicine.


Virginia E. Maurer, MD Read Posts

Dr. Virginia E. Maurer, MD is a nationally recognized leader in the field of breast health education and founded the Maurer Foundation in 1995. 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, and Chief of the Division of Breast Surgery and Director of Winthrop-University Hospital’s Breast Health Program. She has been in private practice since 1981 and currently maintains two offices in the New York area.

Melanie McDermet, MS Read Posts

Melanie McDermet, MS is a genetic counselor at Winthrop University Hospital, specializing in cancer, pediatric and prenatal genetics. A prolific community speaker, she has lectured on the topics of cancer and genetics to diverse audiences, including obstetrics and pediatric physicians; prenatal and pediatric patients; other genetic counselors; and high school, college, nursing and physician groups. Ms. McDermet holds a M.S. degree in human genetics from the University of Michigan and is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

Corinne E. Tobin, MD Read Posts

Corinne E. Tobin, MD is the director of mammography for NYU’s Long Island Division. Dr. Tobin completed her undergraduate training at Yale University and received her medical degree at New York Medical College. She then completed a diagnostic radiology residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She obtained fellowship training in Women’s Imaging at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, under the directorship of Dr. Ellen Mendelson, a leader in the breast imaging field. Dr. Tobin has had numerous publications in the fields of breast ultrasound, breast MRI, breast intervention, and evaluation of the post surgical breast. She has also lectured locally on such topics as advances in breast cancer detection, breast intervention, and mammography and breast ultrasound technique. Dr. Tobin has also been a clinical image reviewer for the American College of Radiology Mammography Accreditation Program. She is a member of the American College of Radiology, the Society of Breast Imaging, the Metropolitan Mammography Society, and the Radiological Society of North America.