M. MICHELE BLACKWOOD, MD, FACS; ELISSA SANTORO, MD; AND SARAH S. SCHAEFER, MD
Board-certified surgeons Dr. Michele Blackwood, Dr. Elissa Santoro and Dr. Sarah Schaefer provide compassionate and personalized multi-
MEDICAL TRAINING: Dr. Blackwood: Stamford Hospital (internship/residency); Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (fellowship).
disciplinary breast cancer care. Their leading practice, located at Barnabas Health’s Ambulatory Care Center, is proud to be accredited by the
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) for the third consecutive year. “We hold ourselves to the highest possible stan-
dards in cancer care, both individually and as a group,” says Dr. Blackwood, director of the center. The all-female team, which also includes
Dr. Janette McDermott, offers the latest diagnostic tools, medications, therapies and clinical trials. “Our philosophy is to heal beyond the
physical to restore the mind, body and spirit,” says Dr. Santoro. “In this way, patients are able to thrive and reclaim their lives.”
For nearly 20 years, Dr. Blackwood has provided unprecedented surgical care. She recently served as a Georgetown University panelist,
mentoring people on ways to turn lifelong passions into professions. A leader in the field of surgical oncology for more than four decades,
Dr. Santoro pioneered the “whole person” approach to treating women with breast cancer. Dr. Schaefer supervised the Bellevue Hospital
Surgical Breast Service in New York City, and has a long-standing interest in the role of diet and lifestyle in disease prevention.
Dr. Santoro: St. Vincent’s Hospital (surgical residency); National Institutes of Health, New York Medical College (fellowship). Dr. Schaefer:
New York University (residency).
CENTER FOR BREAST HEALTH & DISEASE MANAGEMENT
200 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039 • 973-322-7020 • barnabashealth.org
From left: Dr. Janette McDermott; Dr. Sarah Schaefer; Dr. Michele Blackwood; Dr. Elissa Santoro