DO, FACOS, FACS
Associate Professor, Surgery
Breast Surgical Oncology & Oncoplastics
Chief, Breast Surgery
Director, UNC Surgical Breast Program
Area of Interest
Breast surgical oncology, including excisional biopsy; lumpectomy; mastectomy; skin-sparing mastectomy; nipple-sparing mastectomy; oncoplastic surgery; sentinel lymph node biopsy and mapping; axillary node dissection; axillary reverse mapping to reduce lymphedema, locally advanced breast cancer; breast cancer in young women; breast sarcomas; benign breast disease; high risk breast cancer patients.
Awards and Honors
- UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence, 2020
News and Stories
From medical provider to patient: Former UNC nurse practitioner maintains positive outlook following breast cancer diagnosis
Sarah Chaires, FNP, never thought that she would slip off the white medical provider lab coat and slip into a patient hospital gown. But everything redirected for the Chaires family when she was diagnosed with HER2-positive breast cancer.
Researchers develop AI model to improve tumor removal accuracy during breast cancer surgery
Kristalyn Gallagher, DO, and colleagues have developed an AI model that can predict whether or not cancerous tissue has been fully removed from the body during breast cancer surgery.