Alison Estabrook, MD, was formerly Chief of the Comprehensive Breast Center, Mount Sinai West in New York City. She is currently Professor of Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She attended Barnard College, where she graduated cum laude in Biology. She obtained her Medical Degree at New York University, and then did her residency in surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.
After her Residency, Dr. Estabrook stayed on at Columbia and became the Chief of the Breast Surgery Service there in 1991. She became the Division Chief for Breast Surgery at Roosevelt (now Mount Sinai West) in 1998. Her accomplishments include building
a comprehensive breast service in which genetics, psychiatry, and complementary medicine are fully represented. She was also the co-founder of the Women at Risk program which o ers medical care to women who are at the highest risk for the development of breast cancer because of family history, lobular carcinoma in situ, or gross cystic disease. Dr. Estabrook was the Co -Principle Investigator on 2 NIH Grants, and is now the Co -PI on 1 NIH Grant. Dr. Estabrook began a Breast Fellowship Program in 2002. Since that time 27 Breast Fellows have graduated the Mount Sinai West/ Mount Sinai Beth Israel program.
Dr. Estabrook is a member of many local and national breast groups, including the New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Society of Surgical Oncology. She served on the Commission on Cancer for 10 years (1996 -2006). She was also the Chairman of the Science Advisory Council at Barnard College from 2002 to 2006, and was on the Barnard Board of Trustees until
2014. Dr. Estabrook is the author of over 50 scientific articles and book chapters, and she has been invited to lecture nationally and internationally. She has been in New York Magazine’s “The Doctors in New York” every year from 1991 to 2016. She is also listed in Castle Connelly’s Top Doctors for Cancer. She has appeared on local and national television news discussing issues from breast cancer genetics to breast cancer surgical options.
Dr. Estabrook’s research interests include serum markers for breast cancer, ductal carcinoma in situ, sentinel node biopsy, and the genetics of breast cancer. Her clinical interests include personalized treatment of women with breast cancer, meaning working with a team of radiologists, pathologists, genetic counselors, plastic surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists. She is also interested in nipple sparing mastectomy techniques and works closely with the team’s plastic surgeons. She is the creator of an extensive supportive care program at New York’s JCC which includes massage, yoga, pool and nutrition programs for breast cancer survivors.