Saint Clare's Welcomes Fellowship-Trained Breast Surgeon
Dana Holwitt, MD, FACS offers comprehensive breast health care at Women’s Health Center
DENVILLE, NJ – May 23, 2013 – Saint Clare’s Health System recently welcomed Dr. Dana Holwitt to its medical staff. Dr. Holwitt 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 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 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 and allows her to offer superior multidisciplinary care to breast cancer patients.
“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”, said Dr. Holwitt. “I’m looking forward to working in northwestern New Jersey and providing women with comprehensive surgical options for breast disease.”
“Saint Clare’s Health System has already made a significant commitment to breast services, especially at their dedicated Women’s Health Center,” said Holwitt. “The Center, which is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, offers comprehensive services including breast imaging, digital mammography, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided needle breast biopsy, stereotactic biopsies, and breast MRI. Patients have access to breast nurse navigators, complementary medicine and nutrition services, supporting the Center’s philosophy that women have unique health needs and concerns.”
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.
Dr. Holwitt can be reached for appointments at 973-537-5600.