Dana Holwitt, MD, FACS
Fellowship-Trained Breast Surgeon
Dana Holwitt, MD, FACS, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained breast surgeon with a practice dedicated solely to breast health at the Women's Health Center at Saint Clare's Hospital in Dover, which is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. Dr. Holwitt's practices offers:
- Annual clinical breast examinations
- Management of benign breast lesions
- Consultation to women who are at high risk for breast cancer
- Management of breast cancer
- Surgical intervention and post-operative support
Dr. Holwitt can be reached for appointments at 973-537-5600.
Doctor and Breast Cancer Survivor
Dr. Holwitt has been actively involved in professional and community efforts to promote breast health awareness and survivorship support. Her own experience with breast cancer has given her a unique perspective into the patient experience. As Dr. Holwitt explains, "After my own diagnosis with breast cancer, I identify on a much different level with others that have breast cancer. My experience allows me to provide superior breast care as a breast surgeon in addition to compassionate care as a fellow survivor."
Education and Awards
Dr. Holwitt graduated cum laude from Colgate University and earned a medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. During her residency, also at Virginia Commonwealth University, she was elected Surgical Intern of the Year and won the Basic Science Research Award. After completion of a general surgery residency, she did a Fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. As a Fellow in breast surgical oncology, she was invited to deliver two presentations at the 2008 American Society of Breast Surgeons Meeting and was awarded the Best Scientific Presentation Award for manuscripts that were published in the American Journal of Surgery in May 2009.
She is also a co-founder and Medical Director of 5Under40, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides educational, emotional and financial support to young women under 40 who are diagnosed with breast cancer or identified as carrying a mutation in BRCA1/2.