Dana Holwitt, MD, FACS
Fellowship-Trained Breast Surgeon
Dana Holwitt, MD, FACS, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained breast
surgeon with a practice dedicated solely to breast health at the Women's
Health Center at Saint Clare's Hospital in Dover, which is designated
as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
Dr. Holwitt's practices offers:
- Annual clinical breast examinations
- Management of benign breast lesions
- Consultation to women who are at high risk for breast cancer
- Management of breast cancer
- Surgical intervention and post-operative support
Dr. Holwitt can be reached for appointments at 973-537-5600.
Doctor and Breast Cancer Survivor
Dr. Holwitt has been actively involved in professional and community efforts
to promote breast health awareness and survivorship support. Her own experience
with breast cancer has given her a unique perspective into the patient
experience. As Dr. Holwitt explains, "After my own diagnosis with
breast cancer, I identify on a much different level with others that have
breast cancer. My experience allows me to provide superior breast care
as a breast surgeon in addition to compassionate care as a fellow survivor."
Education and Awards
Dr. Holwitt graduated cum laude from Colgate University and earned a medical
degree from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia,
where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
During her residency, also at Virginia Commonwealth University, she was
elected Surgical Intern of the Year and won the Basic Science Research
Award. After completion of a general surgery residency, she did a Fellowship
in Breast Surgical Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine
in St. Louis. As a Fellow in breast surgical oncology, she was invited
to deliver two presentations at the 2008 American Society of Breast Surgeons
Meeting and was awarded the Best Scientific Presentation Award for manuscripts
that were published in the American Journal of Surgery in May 2009.