On the Wednesday April 2nd, 2014 broadcast at 2PM PT/5PM ET our special guest is breast surgeon, #BCSM co-moderator, teacher, advocate, writer, organic vegetable gardener & 'gluten-free' Deanna Attai, MD aka @DrAttai.
Dr. Attai is a board-certified surgeon practicing in Southern California. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is an active member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS). She is the Secretary /Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Society, and also serves as Chair of the Communications Committee. She is certified by the American Society of Breast Surgeons for the performance of breast ultrasound, and is an ultrasound instructor for the American College of Surgeons. Her private practice, The Center For Breast Care, Inc, is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.
An ardent proponent for patient education and empowerment, Dr. Attai is frequently sought out by local and national media for her thoughts on breast disease, diagnosis and treatment. She is a regular contributor to social media sites and is a co-moderator for #BCSM – Breast Cancer Social Media – a popular breast cancer support community based on Twitter.
A native of New York, Dr. Attai grew up in a medical family. Her father is a retired cardiac surgeon, and her mother, godmother and aunt are registered nurses. In addition to running her practice, teaching and speaking, Dr. Attai is an avid organic vegetable gardener and an enthusiastic cook.