Newswise — Ocean Medical Center has expanded women’s health and breast cancer surgical programs with the recruitment of Yolanda R. Tammaro, M.D. Dr. Tammaro is fellowship trained and board certified in Breast Surgical Oncology, providing the team at Ocean Medical Center and Meridian Cancer Care with additional expertise and resources for local community members.
Dr. Tammaro works closely with Mark Krasna, M.D., medical director of Meridian Cancer Care, and Denise Johnson-Miller, M.D., FACS, medical director of breast surgery for Meridian Health. Together, the team is expanding and redesigning the delivery of breast cancer services in Ocean and Monmouth counties. Dr. Tammaro practices at Ocean Medical Center in Brick and can be reached at 732.840-3339.
“Dr. Tammaro and the Meridian Cancer Care team take a multi-disciplinary approach to care,” says Dean Lin, president of Ocean Medical Center. “She works closely with radiologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists to provide seamless, comprehensive care to patients dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis.”
“Meridian Cancer Care is a phenomenal resource that is in the midst of tremendous growth and expansion,” says Dr. Tammaro. “I’m excited to be part of a team that is bringing quality cancer services to members to the local community, which ensures that convenient, personalized treatment is at the heart of our efforts.”
“Our approach with multi-disciplinary care ensures a patient-centered experience, where an entire team of medical experts reaches a consensus before any treatment is delivered. This case review and treatment planning arms patients with their own personal team to help them understand and plan for their cancer diagnosis,” says Dr. Krasna. “Paired with access to clinical trials through Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, we are driving innovation within the breast program of Meridian Cancer Care.”
Dr. Tammaro also works closely with Meridian Cancer Care Nurse Navigators to identify patient needs, assist with coordination of care and education, and connect patients to community resources. Nurse Navigators provide support for breast cancer patients, as well as individuals with other cancer diagnoses.
After completing her undergraduate studies at Boston College, Dr. Tammaro received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and fellowship training at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She most recently served as Breast Surgical Oncology Attending at Staten Island University Hospital, has received numerous awards and honors for surgery and clinical excellence, and is published in several medical journals. Dr. Tammaro is currently a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Breast Surgeons, Association of Women Surgeons, Soroptomist Women’s Society, and the National Organization of Italian American Women.
About Ocean Medical CenterStanding out as a premier medical center along the Jersey Shore, Ocean Medical Center is home to exceptional talent, state-of-the-art technologies, and a growing medical campus, all surrounded by a community that offers quality of life for individuals and families of all ages. Ocean is a 315-bed non-profit community hospital located in Brick, New Jersey that provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines. Some key services include designation as a Primary Stroke Center; brain lab and neurological surgery; DaT Scan and advanced imaging technology; DaVinci robotic surgery; general, thoracic, and vascular surgery; comprehensive cancer care and radiation therapy technologies; a Joint Commission accredited orthopedic program; one of the nation’s most advanced cardiac catheterization laboratories and cardiac services; maternity, Acute Care of the Elderly, and critical care services. The Medical Center recently completed a four-level expansion that has transformed the campus through an $82 million project that sets a foundation for future decades of growth. The main component of the project is a new 44,300 sq. ft. Emergency Department. The Medical Center features Magnet award winning nurses who work in collaboration with the medical staff, and is a System Partner, along with the other Meridian Health facilities, with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Ocean Medical Center also operates the state’s first Satellite Emergency Department in Point Pleasant, called the Ocean Care Center. The Medical Center has grown tremendously since opening in 1984 and is well positioned to evolve and respond to the changing community and health care landscape.