Focused Expertise from Breast Surgeons

Once you’ve been diagnosed, you’ll meet with a highly skilled surgical team, including a breast surgeon, surgical oncologist, and plastic surgeon for patients requesting reconstructive surgery. Our goal is to provide you with the highest possibility of a cure, but also provide the best cosmetic outcome.

Breast reconstruction is an important decision in the journey. There are several reconstructive options available to you including, reconstruction performed during tumor removal, or a having a second surgery for reconstruction. Our team specializes in breast surgery with an advanced understanding in performing surgical techniques and procedures specific to the breast and surrounding lymph nodes.

When reviewing breast surgery as part of your treatment, it is important to ask your surgical team any questions before deciding which option is best for you. Every patient and breast cancer is different, and our physicians at IU Health work hard to treat you as an individual.

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Meet Our Breast Surgeons

  • Dr. Kandice Ludwig

    Dr. Ludwig is the medical director of Breast Care at IU Health North Hospital. Her clinical interests consist of all aspects of breast disease, including; management of benign breast disease, such as masses felt on physical exam; management of nipple discharge; recommendations regarding abnormalities found in routine imaging and management of women at high risk for developing breast cancer.   Dr. Ludwig earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from Lousiana State University. She completed a fellowship in breast surgery oncology at the University of Michigan. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. She has been a faculty member of the Indiana University School of Medicine since 2010.

  • Dr. Lisa Korff

    Breast Surgeon Lisa Korff, MD, completed a comprehensive breast surgery fellowship which included training in oncoplastic techniques, nipple-sparing and skin-sparing mastectomies, breast cancer risk assessment and genetic testing. Dr. Korff strives to provide compassionate, patient-centered care of both benign and malignant breast disease. Dr. Korff earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and earned her medical degree in 2003 from the Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her surgical residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program through Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. Her breast surgery fellowship was completed at Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, in 2012. Dr. Korff is board certified in general surgery.

  • Dr. Samilia Obeng-Gyasi

    Dr. Samilia Obeng-Gyasi's clinical interests include benign breast disease and all aspects of breast cancer care. Her focus is on improving healthcare delivery and understanding healthcare disparities among patients presenting with breast disease. She is an assistant professor of surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Aside from medicine, she enjoys reading, writing and music. Dr. Obeng-Gyasi earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan. She completed her residency in general surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, followed by a Society of Surgical Oncology–accredited breast surgery fellowship at Duke University. She completed a master's degree in public health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Obeng-Gyasi is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

  • Dr. Gary Dunnington

    Dr. Gary Dunnington’s area of clinical practice is surgical oncology with a focus in breast and endocrine disease. He has developed two multidisciplinary breast centers, first at USC Norris Cancer Center and at SIU, and served as medical director of both centers. He has served as principle co-investor on research projects totaling greater than $5.6 million. Education, Professional Accreditation and Certification Dr. Dunnington joined the Indiana University School of Medicine in August 2012, where he is the Jay L. Grosfeld professor and chair of surgery. He received his MD degree from Indiana University and completed his surgical training at the University of Arizona. Dr. Dunnington came to IU after 15 years at the University of Southern Illinois, where he served since 2000 as professor Prior to SIU he was associate professor of surgery and senior associate dean for academic affairs at the USC School of Medicine. He has received a total of 19 institutional teaching awards, having been n

  • Dr. Carla Fisher

    Dr. Fisher is the Director of Breast Surgical Oncology at Indiana University Health. Her clinical interests consists of all aspects of breast surgical outcomes and oncoplastic surgery. Dr. Fisher earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her residency in general surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina and her fellowship as a surgical fellow in breast oncology at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Fisher is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncologists and the Association of Academic Surgeons.

“Have friends and family attend appointments with you. It decreases anxiety and fear. A second set of ears can also be helpful when receiving a lot of medical information.”

Karen Hartnett, Breast Cancer Survivor

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