Medical Advisory Board

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BCRC’s Medical Advisory Board serves as expert health care resource on issues of concern to those impacted by breast cancer and their families. They provide advice to the Patient Navigators, Board of Directors and management regarding strategy, programming and outreach with other medical professionals and facilities.

Dr. Kelly Martinez, MD, FACS

Chair

Breast Surgeon, Baylor Scott & White

What inspired you to volunteer as a board member?

To help promote their wonderful services to our breast cancer community.


What are three words you would use to describe BCRC?

Caring, Informative, Passionate


Karen Cohen, MD

Radiation Oncologist, Texas Oncology

Christine Fisher, MD, FACS

Plastic Surgeon, Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

What inspired you to volunteer as a board member?

Since 2013, I’ve seen how helpful BCRC’s navigators are to my breast cancer patients. BCRC helps connect patients to resources and a community of women who “get it.”


What are three words you would use to describe BCRC?

Compassionate, Helpful, Community


How long have you been involved with BCRC and in what capacity?

I have been referring my breast reconstruction patients to BCRC since 2013, and have been an Art Bra Austin sponsor since 2014.


Moya Griffin, MD, FACS

General and Breast Surgeon, Texas Breast Specialists

What inspired you to volunteer as a board member?

I care for many patients with breast cancer and there care is enhanced by all the wonderful work of the BCRC.


What are three words you would use to describe BCRC?

Impactful, caring, informative.


How long have you been involved with BCRC and in what capacity?

20 years. Mostly as referral partner but I have previously served on the board and given lectures.


Tara Kaufmann, MD, MSCE

Medical Oncologist, Dell Medical School and Livestrong Cancer Institutes at UT Austin

What inspired you to volunteer as a board member?

To work with the Austin community of providers, patients, and advocates to connect women with breast cancer with supportive resources during cancer treatment.


What are three words you would use to describe BCRC?

Connect, collaborate, care


How long have you been involved with BCRC and in what capacity?

Referral partner for the past year, medical advisory board member


Sherry Neyman, MD, MS, FACOG

Gynecologist & Wellness Practitioner, Renaissance Women's Group

What inspired you to volunteer as a board member?

I lost my mom and maternal grandmother to breast cancer. I love being able to care for those affected by breast cancer.


What are three words you would use to describe BCRC?

Compassionate, Supportive , Tireless


How long have you been involved with BCRC and in what capacity?

I first learned of BCRC when I moved to Austin to start my practice in 1996. My mom lived out of state with stage 4 breast cancer and I wished she had access to a wonderful group like BCRC. I have always enjoyed working with BCRC as a referring doctor.


Douglas Rivera, MD

Radiation Oncologist, Austin Cancer Centers

What inspired you to volunteer as a board member?

The ability to help do great things with those doing great things.


What are three words you would use to describe BCRC?

Personal compassionate care.


How long have you been involved with BCRC and in what capacity?

More than a decade. Referral partner, donor and volunteer.


Ned Snyder, MD

Plastic Surgeon, Snyder Plastic Surgery at the Breast and Body Center of Austin

What inspired you to volunteer as a board member?

Supporting a supportive organization


What are three words you would use to describe BCRC?

Empowering, Dependable, Supportive


How long have you been involved with BCRC and in what capacity?

16 Years


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