Center For Breast Health and Disease Management in Livingston
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Office in Livingston
  • Areas of Practice:
  • Breast Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

Center For Breast Health and Disease Management

About Us

The Center for Breast Health and Disease Management is a place that provides timely, comprehensive breast care to all women who walk through the door. With locations through Northern and Central New Jersey it provides convenience and access to outstanding breast surgeons.

Our Doctor

Elissa Jeanne Santoro, M.D., FACS

Elissa J. Santoro, M.D. was the founder of the Breast Care and Treatment Center in Livingston, New Jersey. In 1976, Dr. Santoro limited her practice exclusively to breast surgical oncology and practices at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.

Throughout the course of her education and training, Dr. Santoro attained her Medical degree from the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1965, where she also completed a straight surgical internship. Thereafter, Dr. Santoro completed her surgical residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City, and an ACS postdoctoral fellowship in cancer training.

She maintains memberships in several professional societies and is very active. The various offices Dr. Santoro has held include: Chairman of the New Jersey Division of the American Cancer Society; President of the NJ American Cancer Society; Chairwoman of the Essex County American Cancer Society; Medical Advisor to Research and Recovery, Post-Mastectomy Program, NJ American Cancer Society; Board of Trustees, College of Saint Elizabeth; Medical Advisory Board of the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation.

When not working, Dr. Santoro enjoys traveling, reading and hot air ballooning.

Education & Training
  • Medical Education: Womens Medical College, PA, 1965
  • Internship: Hospital of Womens Medical College, NY, 1966
  • Residency: Womens Medical College, PA, 1967
  • Fellowship: St Vincent’s Post-Doctoral Medical Center, NYC, NY, American Cancer Society 1969, NCI Post-Doctoral Cancer Training Grant, New York Medical College 1971
Board Certifications
  • General Surgery by the American Board of General Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations
  • Barnabas Health Medical Group
  • On staff at the Center for Breast Health and Disease Management, a part of St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.
  • Honors and Awards
  • Dr. Santoro was the first woman to become a surgeon at St. Vincent’s Hospital.
  • Continental Who’s Who 2018 Recognition of Excellence
  • Patient Preferred Oncologist 2018 by Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners
  • Featured in Preferred Health Magazine
  • Received the First Annual Christine Todd Whitman’s Award for Outstanding Woman in the field of Medicine
  • 2014 NJ monthly Top Docs award
  • 2019 Patient Preferred Top Consultant in Healthcare – Preferred Health Magazine
  • 2019 Patient Preferred Oncologist – Preferred Health Magazine
  • Teaching Appointments
  • Medical Advisor to Research and Recovery, Post-Mastectomy Program, NJ American Cancer Society
  • Medical Advisory Board of the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation
  • Professional Memberships
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, 1971.
  • President of the NJ American Cancer Society
  • Chairwoman of the New Jersey Division of the American Cancer Society
  • Chairwoman of the Essex County American Cancer Society
  • Board of Trustees, College of Saint Elizabeth
  • Our Services
    • Accepting New Patients
    • Evaluations
    • Diagnostics
    • 2nd Options
    • Breast Cancer Survivorship
    Our Office
    Phone: (973) 322-7020
    Fax: (973) 322-7039
    Monday: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Thursday: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Friday: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed
    Insurance

    Accepting most insurance plans.