Susan B. Kesmodel, M.D.
- Associate Professor
- Director of Breast Surgical Oncology, Co-Leader, Breast Site Disease G
As a surgical oncologist with a specialty practice in breast cancer and melanoma, Dr. Kesmodel is focused on advancing knowledge of breast cancer and melanoma treatment by promoting clinical trial development and translational research. Her research interests include optimizing local-regional therapy for patients with breast cancer and melanoma and optimizing systemic therapy to improve both surgical and long-term outcomes. Dr. Kesmodel is particularly interested in the use of neoadjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer patients not only to improve surgical outcomes and provide prognostic information, but to evaluate response to new therapies, to optimize treatments that are currently available, and to investigate patient and tumor factors that result in endocrine therapy resistance. Her current research focuses on obesity and response to endocrine therapy.