Dyson Breast Center appoints board-certified, fellowship-trained breast surgeon as chief

Posted: 10/8/2019

Dr. Susan Boolbol comes from Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City to lead comprehensive breast health team in Hudson Valley

Breast surgeon Dr. Susan Boolbol has joined the Dyson Breast Center at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, now part of Nuvance Health, as Chief of Breast Surgery and the Breast Program. She will begin seeing patients Oct. 14 and is taking appointments now.

“Diagnosing and successfully treating breast cancer is a personal mission for me. Vassar Brothers Medical Center and the Dyson Breast Center have an excellent reputation and I’m excited to lead this team,” Boolbol said. “Breast cancer is a complex disease and the goal is for the Dyson Breast Center to treat the whole patient and support them through every facet of their physical and emotional journeys.”

Boolbol joins the Dyson Breast Center after serving as Chief of Breast Surgery at the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City for the last 11 years. She received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and completed her residency in general surgery at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center. Following residency, Boolbol completed her breast surgery fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Boolbol to the Hudson Valley,” said Dr. Cliff Connery, the medical director of the Dyson Center for Cancer Care. “She brings impressive credentials and a proven ability in the treatment of breast cancer. Her expertise is recognized throughout the medical community and her leadership and skills in breast cancer treatment will provide an invaluable service to our patients and our team.”

Boolbol is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the National Consortium of Breast Centers and the Society of Surgical Oncology. She is also a board member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. She was named Mother of the Year by the American Cancer Society in 2017 has appeared on the list of America’s Top Surgeons and New York Times Super Docs for the past 12 years. She has also participated in numerous research projects and has been published multiple times in major medical journals.

An open house to welcome Boolbol to the community is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Dyson Breast Center, 21 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie. RSVP by calling (845) 790-9356 (TTY (800) 421-1220) or emailing

Find out more at To make an appointment, call (845) 214-1840 (TTY (800) 421-1220).

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