Senator Marty Golden Meets With Head Of The Women's Breast Center Maimonides Medical Center's Dr. Patrick Borgen

Martin J. Golden

September 27, 2006

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Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) recently met with Dr. Patrick I. Borgen, the Chief of Breast Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, where he heads the Women’s Breast Center at the newly built Maimonides Cancer Center.

Recruited from Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dr. Borgen was Chief, Breast Service; Head, Breast Cancer Research Laboratory; and Director, Breast Cancer Disease Management Team at Memorial. He is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Cornell University Medical College. Maimonides Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer, Pamela S. Brier introduced Senator Golden to Dr. Borgen.

Senator Marty Golden stated, "Dr. Patrick Borgen is a welcomed addition to the health care field here in Brooklyn. A leading physician in our Nation, Dr. Borgen will bring a level of care to Brooklyn and to New York that is second to none. For the residents of Brooklyn, this is a major victory and I commend Maimonides Medical Center for bringing such a leader in the field of breast cancer to Kings County. I look forward to working with him to promote Breast Cancer Awareness and to encourage regular mammography screenings, for we all are aware that early detection is the key to saving lives."

Dr. Borgen earned a BS Magna Cum Laude in Biomedical Engineering at Tulane and his MD at Louisiana State University. His post-doctoral work includes internship and residency at Ochsner Medical Institutions in New Orleans, Louisiana (where he was chief resident), and a clinical research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering. In addition, he received management training in the Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Borgen has received numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, the US Army and the National Cancer Institute. Widely published in peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Borgen is on the Editorial Board of Annals of Surgical Oncology, and on the Peer Review Board of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

He is Guest Editor for: Surgery, Annals of Surgery, The Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Breast Diseases, Breast Diseases Quarterly, The Breast Journal, The Lancet,Archives of Surgery and Journal of Clinical Oncology. He is editor of three major textbooks on breast disease, and has contributed chapters to 15 other texts. To date, he has published 153 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 139 abstracts and 15 editorials.

Dr. Borgen has been Chairman of the American College of Surgeons Breast Cancer Trials Group, and a Member of the Executive Board of Directors of the American Society for the Study of Breast Disease. He is currently on the Executive Boards of the Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc. and of Tulane University, and a member of the American Joint Committee on Cancer, Breast Task Force.