Samaritan Medical Group Breast Center – Corvallis is pleased to welcome breast surgeon Danielle Bertoni, MD, MPH. Dr. Bertoni specializes in breast surgical oncology. She joins David Faddis, MD, FACS, and Christina Lee, PA-C at the nationally accredited breast center.
Dr. Bertoni earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston University Sargent College, a master’s in public health at Boston University School of Public Health and a medical degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She completed residency training at Stanford University Hospital and Medical Center, and fellowship in breast surgical oncology at Stanford University Hospital and Medical Center.
She uses breast conservation techniques for successful cosmetic results, performing nipple-sparing mastectomies, a wide range of breast biopsies, as well as treating benign conditions and managing high-risk patients.
Dr. Bertoni’s mother, grandmother, aunt and cousins have all had breast cancer, and that inspired her to become a breast surgeon.
“I wanted to be in a field where I could help women get through this difficult time in their lives with as much comfort, reassurance and ease as possible. I wanted to be there to hold their hand through the process,” she said.
Dr. Bertoni values kindness and integrity. She believes in making the patient the central focus of a team of doctors, nurses, social workers and other providers. She is also passionate about making sure we have clinical trials available to all patients when appropriate.
“The patient is not just a diagnosis, but also a person who has their own beliefs and values,” she said. “I work with each patient to come up with the best treatment plan.”
Dr. Bertoni encourages all women to be proactive in talking with their doctor about any breast health questions or concerns. Annual mammograms are key, as are ultrasounds if a doctor recommends them. She urges women who have multiple family members with breast or ovarian cancer to bring that history to their doctor’s attention and ask how it might impact their personal risk or eligibility for genetic testing or special screening.
As a former professor of surgery at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Bertoni’s research focused on improving care and outcomes for patients with breast cancer.
Dr. Bertoni enjoys live music, camping, hiking, baking, sewing and crafting.
She is accepting new patients and can be reached by calling 541-768-1252.