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Breast Surgeon Janet Yeh, MD, Joins Clara Maass Medical Center as Director of the Breast Center

09/18/2015

Janet Yeh, M.D., a fellowship trained surgeon specializing in breast surgical oncology, recently joined the medical staff at Clara Maass Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, and will serve as Director of the Breast Center.

"We're pleased to welcome Dr. Yeh to Clara Maass Medical Center. Her talent and expertise in breast health will provide women in Essex, Hudson, Bergen and Passaic counties with additional access to the latest prevention, detection and treatment options for breast-related issues," says Mary Ellen Clyne, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center.

As a breast surgeon with the Center for Breast Health and Disease Management, a Barnabas Health Medical Group specialty practice, Dr. Yeh provides comprehensive breast care as well as medical and surgical expertise. Dr. Yeh's decision to specialize in surgical breast oncology, with a concentration in the treatment of malignant as well as benign breast disease, is rooted in the strong patient relationships that develop when caring for patients.

"Breast surgical oncology is extremely patient-oriented," said Dr. Yeh. "It is vital to take the time to get to know one's patients and understand what is important in their lives in order to create an appropriate treatment plan for that individual and their families. Breast oncology is an exciting field that is advancing at an incredible pace. It is extremely multidisciplinary in nature, which means we are part of a large and diverse team, all focused on working together to provide our patients with the best care and treatment possible. While it can be very challenging, it is extremely rewarding in many ways."

In addition to breast surgical oncology, Dr. Yeh has an interest in high-risk patients and their families as well as the prevention and early detection of breast cancer and breast disease. She is a strong advocate for self-breast exams and urges women to be more aware of their own body.

"I try to emphasize the importance of women becoming more familiar with their own bodies and what is normal for them as an individual – it can lead to early detection and alert an individual of what is new or different that should be evaluated by a physician," said Dr. Yeh.

Dr. Yeh earned her medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Buffalo, N.Y. She completed a residency in general surgery at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, N.J. and a fellowship in breast surgery at New York University in New York City. Dr. Yeh is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Surgical Society of Oncology, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Association of Women Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Yeh, please call (973) 844-4161.

Located in Belleville, NJ, Clara Maass Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, provides a complete continuum of care to residents of northern New Jersey. Clara Maass' centers and services include The Health and Wellness Center, Nuclear Medicine, The Cancer Center at Clara Maass, the Breast Center, Adult Cardiac Services including Diagnostic Services, Cardiac Catheterization, Elective and Emergency Angioplasty and Rehabilitation, The Pain Management Center, The Joint & Spine Institute, a Vascular Center, Same Day Surgery, The Wound Center at Clara Maass, The Center for Sleep Disorders, The Bariatric Surgery Center, Rehabilitation Services, The Eye Surgery Center, Maternity Services and Parent Education, as well as Pediatrics. For a physician referral or more information about Clara Maass, call 1-888-724-7123 or visit www.barnabashealth.org/claramaass.

Barnabas Health Medical Group is a multi-specialty group practice comprising highly trained and experienced world class primary and specialty care physicians. Barnabas Health Medical Group physicians provide compassionate and innovative cutting edge care for people at every stage of life at easily accessible facilities conveniently located throughout New Jersey. Backed by the vast continuum of resources of Barnabas Health, the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation, our dedicated physicians and expertly trained supporting staff continuously strive for clinical excellence. For more information, visit barnabashealthmedicalgroup.org.

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