To enhance breast health services of area patients, the Monmouth Medical
Center, Southern Campus (MMCSC) Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center was
recently relocated to the main hospital. Services include breast screening
mammography, diagnostic mammography, breast surgery consultation and high
risk cancer assessment.
Manpreet K. Kohli, MD, a fellowship-trained, board certified breast surgeon
with Barnabas Health Medical Group, is now providing patients with comprehensive
breast care, including prevention, detection and treatment. Known for
her medical and surgical expertise, Dr. Kohli has a significant interest
in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with malignant diseases.
“The Center’s location will be more convenient to our patients
who will now also benefit from the expertise of Dr. Kohli,” said
Frank J. Vozos, MD, FACS, executive vice president, RWJBarnabas Health
and chief executive, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus.
Dr. Kohli is also affiliated with the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive
Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center. Before joining MMCSC, Dr. Kohli
served as a general surgery resident and then chief resident of general
surgery at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. During her tenure as
chief resident, Dr. Kohli received the prestigious Dr. Cyril S. Arvanitis
Award for conducting her work with dependability, efficiency and promptness.
Dr. Kohli is passionate about preventive breast screenings. “As one
in eight women get breast cancer, with 75% of these cases occurring in
women with no family history or risk factors, it’s imperative for
women to receive annual mammograms starting at age 40,” says Dr. Kohli.
“Women with a family history of breast cancer should begin annual
mammograms 10 years younger than the age of the person in their family
who was diagnosed. We’re now able to diagnose and treat sooner,
allowing each woman individualized care that is best suited for them.”
Dr. Kohli adds that her particular interest in bringing her services to
the Southern Campus is because Lakewood is a location underserved for
breast care – especially considering a large part of this community
is comprised of two very high risk groups: the mature aging population
and the Ashkenazi Jewish population.
“Breast cancer risk increases as a woman gets older and Ashkenazi
patients have a higher likelihood of inheriting the BRCA mutation which
can predispose to breast cancer (1 in 40),” says Dr. Kohli. “I’m
hoping to bring high quality breast care to this area so that patients
can get the same quality of care many think is only available in New York
– right here in their own community.”
Dr. Kohli earned her medical degree from Kasturba Medical College (Manipal
University), India and completed her breast surgical oncology fellowship
at Mount Sinai’s St. Luke’s Roosevelt and Beth Israel Medical
Center in New York City. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons,
American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Society of Clinical Oncology,
American Medical Association, American College of Physicians and Association
of Women Surgeons.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 732.923.7702.