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Sheldon Feldman, MD

Positions and Appointments

2009-present  Vivian L. Milstein Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
2008-present  Chief, Breast Surgery Section
NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2008-present  Attending Surgeon
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Clinical Specialties

Minimally invasive breast cancer surgery
Mammary ductoscopy
High-risk patient surveillance
Breast cancer prevention

Research Interests

Environmental factors and breast cancer
Breast endoscopy and intraductal diagnostics and treatment
Sentinel node biopsy
Physician-patient communication
Holistic patient-centered approaches to surgery

Education and Training

1980-1981  Fellowship, Peripheral Vascular Surgery
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ
1979-1980  Executive Chief Resident
New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY
1975-1979  Surgical Internship and Residency
New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY
1971-1975  MD
New York University Medical School, New York, NY
1967-1971  BS, Biology
State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

Professional Experience

2008-2009  Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
2001-2008  Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
2000-2008  Chief, Appel-Venet, Comprehensive Breast Service
Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
1994-2000  Medical Director
Fern Feldman Anolick Breast Center/Benedictine Hospital, Kingston, NY
1994-1997  Vice-President, Medical/Dental Staff
Benedictine Hospital, Kingston, NY
1994-2000  Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine , Old Westbury, NY
1984-1999  Clinical Associate Professor
Westchester Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, Valhalla, NY
1986-1999  Surgical Coordinator, Family Practice Residency Program
New York Medical College/Kingston Hospital, Kingston, NY
1982-1991  Directory, Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory
Benedictine Hospital, Kingston, NY
1979-1980  Clinical Instructor in Surgery
New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

Professional Honors

Teacher of the Year Award, Family Practice Residency Program
June 1984

Sister Mary Charles Award, Benedictine Hospital
September 22, 1994

Award for Outstanding Service, American Cancer Society
September, 1998

Physician of Distinction
Legacy of Hope 2004
American Cancer Society, Hudson Valley Region

Professional Societies and Committees

New York State Medical Society
New York State Society of Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
International College of Surgeons
Society of Surgical Oncology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
The American Society of Breast Disease
The American Society of Breast Surgeons
New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group

Secretary Treasurer, American Society of Breast Surgeons, 2014-present

Invited Reviewer, Journal of Surgical Oncology

Guest Editor, American Journal of Surgery
October, 2007

Member, Breast Cancer Alliance External Review Committee
September, 2007

Invited Reviewer, Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Chair, Publications Committee, American Society of Breast Surgeons

Invited Reviewer, American Journal of Surgery

Member, Editorial Board, The Breast Journal

Invited Reviewer, Annals of Surgical Oncology

Member, Consensus Statement Committee, American Society of Breast Disease

Member, American College of Surgeons, National Ultrasound Faculty

Member, Program Committee, American Society of Breast Disease

Member, Publications Committee, American Society of Breast Surgeons

Service Activities

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Selected Publications

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Selected Publications

Barone JL, Feldman SM, Estabrook A, Tartter PI, Rosenbaum Smith SM, Boolbol SK. Reoperative sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with locally recurrent breast cancer. Am J Surg. 2007 Oct;194(4):491-3.

Valdes EK, Boolbol SK, Ali I, Feldman SM, Cohen JM. Intraoperative touch preparation cytology for margin assessment in breast-conservation surgery: does it work for lobular carcinoma? Ann Surg Oncol. 2007 Oct;14(10):2940-5.

Chadha M, Feldman SM, Boolbol S, et al. Phase1/2 study of partial breast brachytherapy in patients who have Previously received external beam radiation therapy(RT)to the breast. Int J Radiat Onc Biol Phys 66:S31, 2006(suppl;abstr 53).

Valdes EK, Boolbol SK, Cohen JM, Feldman SM. Intra-operative Touch Preparation Cytology, Does It Have a Role in Re-excision Lumpectomy? Ann Surg Oncol. 2007 Mar;14(3):1045-50.

Valdes EK, Feldman SM, Boolbol SK. Papillary lesions: a review of the literature. Ann Surg Oncol. 2007 Mar;14(3):1009-13.

Cociolovo C, Boolbol SK, Valdes E, Feldman SM. Less is more: Transmammary Axillary Lymph Node Evaluation(TANE): An Initial Clinical Experience; Amer J Surg. 2006 192, p.478-480.

Valdes EK, Boolbol SK, Cohen JM, Balassanian R, Feldman SM. Clinical Experience With Mammary Ductoscopy. Ann Surg Oncol 2006, July 29(Epub ahead of print).

Primary Systemic Therapy of Breast Cancer, Sachelarie I, Grossbard ML Chadha M, Feldman SM, Ghesani M, Blum RH Oncologist. 2006 Jun:11(6):574-89.

Book Review: Communication Skills That Heal: a practical Approach to a new professionalism in medicine by Barry Bub, MD.; Radcliffe Publishing Healthcare Communication Review;Vol.6(1),winter/spring 2006.

Valdes EK, Feldman SM. Paget’s disease of the breast. Breast J. 2006 Jan-Feb:12(1):83.

Valdes EK, Feldman SM, Krassilnik N, et al. Neuroendocrine tumors of the breast. Am Surg 2006 Feb72(2):185-187.

Feldman SM, Valdes EK, Boolbol SK, Cohen JM, Gross J Excisional Breast Specimen Orientation / Processing: A multidisciplinary Approach for Breast Conservation. Seminars in Breast Disease 2005, September; Vol.8, Number 3, Pages 121-126.

Vades EK, Feldman SM, Boolbol SK, et al. Diagnosis of recurrent breast cancer by ductoscopy. Breast J.2005 Nov-Dec;11(6):506.

Valdes EK, Boolbol SK, Cohen JM, Feldman SM. Malignant Transformation of a Breast Fibroadenoma to Cystosarcoma Phyllodes: Case Report and Review of the Literature. The American Surgeon, April 2005, Vol. 71: 348-353.

Harlow SP, Krag DN, Julian TB, Ashikaga T, Weaver DL, Feldman SM, Klimberg SA, et al. Prerandomization Surgical Training for the National surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project(NSABP) B-32 trial: a randomized phase III clinical trial to compare sentinel node resection to conventional axillary dissection in clinically Node-negative breast cancerAnn Surg. 2005 Jan;241(1):48-54.

Gendler LS, Feldman SM, Balassanian R, Riker MA, Frencher SK, Whelan DB, Anne S, Gross JD, Cohen JM, Boolbol SK. Association of breast cancer with papillary lesions identified at percutaneous image-guided breast biopsy. Am J Surg. 2004 Oct;188(4):365-70.

Lichten JB, Boolbol SK, Feldman SM, Friedman I. Myofibroblastoma of the Breast. The Breast Journal, Volume 10, No.4, p. 370-371, 2004.

Giron GL, Boolbol SK, Gross JG, Cohen JM, Feldman SM. Post Lactational Microcalcifications. The Breast Journal, Volume 10,No.3, p 247-252 , May/June, 2004.

Giron GL, Friedman I, Feldman SM. Lobular Carcinoma in Ectopic Axillary Breast Tissue. American Surgeon, Volume 70, No. 4, p.312-315, April, 2004.

“Proceedings of the Consensus Conference on the Role of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Carcinoma of the Breast, April 19-22, 2001, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania”: Schwartz, Giuliano, Veronesi and the Consensus Conference Committee (Feldman , et al) Cancer May 15, 2002/Volume 94/Number 10, p. 2542-2551.

Krag DN,Feldman SM, et al. Breast Cancer Cells in the Blood: A Pilot Study. The Breast Journal, Vol. 5, No. 6, Nov/Dec 1999.

Feldman SM, Krag DN, McNally RK, Moor BB, Weaver DL, Klein P.Limitation in gamma probe localization of the sentinel node in breast cancer patients with large excisional biopsy. J Am Coll Surg. 1999 Mar;188(3):248-54.
PMID: 10065813 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Krag DM, Moffat F, Shriver C, Feldman SM, et al.vThe Sentinel Node in Breast Cancer: A Multi-center Validation Study. New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 339, No. 14, October 1, 1998 (941-946).

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