About Us

The Appel-Venet Comprehensive Breast Service is an integral part of the Mount Sinai Health System. The Breast Service combines state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer with a multidisciplinary focus and a supportive environment. We are dedicated to both achieving a high cure rate and maintaining a high quality of life for our patients.

Conveniently located at Phillips Ambulatory Care Center (PACC) on Union Square, as well as a second location at the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center, in Chelsea, the Comprehensive Breast Service features radiology, pathology, breast surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, genetic counseling, and support services in one center. That means that a suspected malignancy can be ruled out or confirmed quickly, and treatment options—including reconstructive surgery—can be outlined in a single visit. In fact, most patients with breast cancer can receive all their comprehensive care at either of our centers. A weekly breast tumor board conference brings together the members of our robust multidisciplinary team, who work closely to optimize timely diagnostic evaluation and develop individualized treatment plans.

The Comprehensive Breast Service is also dedicated to addressing patients' emotional as well as physical needs, and offers full support programs including psychiatry, social work, as well as individual and group support. Committed to identifying the causes of breast cancer and finding advanced treatments, our Breast Service strongly encourages participation in clinical research. We recruit robustly to national clinical trials, and are proud to offer many new clinical trials every year.

Breast Surgery Division
Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Susan Boolbol MD, FACS
Division of Breast Surgery

Sarah Cate MD
Attending Surgeon

Alyssa Gillego MD
Attending Surgeon

Christopher Mills MD
Attending Surgeon