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.

Soojin Ahn

Soojin Ahn, MD

Dr. Soojin Ahn is a board certified surgeon specializing in breast surgery and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at NYU Langone. She received Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University, where she was a New York University Presidential Honors Scholar and a Sokol Chemistry Scholar. She went on to receive her medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine. She completed her residency in general surgery at Stony Brook University Medical Center, followed by subspecialty training of Society of Surgical Oncology accredited breast surgery fellowship at the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai in New York City. Dr. Ahn’s clinical practice focuses include the management of both benign and malignant diseases of the breast, as well as evaluation and follow-up of women at high risk of developing breast cancer due to significant family history, presence of genetic mutation, or history of high-risk lesions discovered through biopsy. She performs benign breast excisions and breast cancer surgeries including lumpectomy, mastectomy (skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomy), and sentinel lymph node biopsy for axillary staging in patients with early stage breast cancer. She is an active member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, and is a Fellow of American College of Surgeons.

Nina D'Abreo

Nina D’Abreo, MD Read Posts

Dr. Nina D’Abreo, is chief of the Division of Oncology and Hematology at the NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center in Sunset Park. She has served on the Breast Cancer Medical Advisory Committee at NYU Langone-Long Island, which is dedicated to improving all aspects of breast health. She was responsible for developing the Breast Clinical Trials Program at NYU Langone-Long Island 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 a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU Langone 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 for Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Winthrop Hospital. She provides outpatient oncology nutrition care to patients, individually and in groups, on prevention-, treatment-, and survivorship-related topics. Gina received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University and completed her Dietetic Internship at Massachusetts General Hospital prior to becoming a Registered Dietitian. Gina is currently pursuing specialized certification in oncology nutrition.

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.


Douglas Marks, MD Read Posts

Douglas Marks, MD is a breast medical oncologist at Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Winthrop. Dr. Marks joined Perlmutter Cancer Center following a fellowship program in Oncology/Hematology at Columbia University Medical Center.  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. FULL BIO

Melanie McDermet, MS Read Posts

Melanie McDermet, MS is a genetic counselor at Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU 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.

Monica Sheth, MD

Dr. Monica Sheth, M.D. is Associate Professor of Radiology at NYU Langone Health Long Island Hospital where she also serves as Section Co-leader of Breast Imaging for the Long Island Division. She is a board-certified and fellowship trained breast imaging radiologist and national leader in radiology education with expertise in innovations in education and curriculum design. Her educational contributions have been recognized with the RSNA Honored Educator Award and AUR Whitley Award for best manuscript in radiology education. She holds several local and national leadership appointments including Breast Imaging Section Editor of RadExam (national radiology question database), Breast Imaging Deputy Editor for Academic Radiology, and Medical Advisor for Dr. Sheth is a graduate of the Emory School of Medicine and completed diagnostic radiology residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, where she served as chief resident. She completed a fellowship in breast and body imaging at Weill-Cornell New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Amy Solan, MD Read Posts

Amy N. Solan, MD is a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist specializing in the management of breast cancer. She completed her residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Solan served as the Chief of Radiation Oncology at NYU Brooklyn before transitioning her medical practice to NYU Long Island in 2020. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and serves as the local Principal Investigator for multiple breast cancer clinical trials.