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Other Breast Cancer Experts

In addition to our Medical Advisory Board members, Living Beyond Breast Cancer is fortunate to have many other breast cancer experts who donate their time and energy to serve as speakers, reviewers, advocates and expert resources.

Cynthia Owusu, MD

Guadalupe Palos, RN, LMSW, DrPH

Guadalupe Palos, RN, LMSW, DrPH, is clinical research manager in the office of survivorship in the division of medical affairs at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Steven D. Passik, PhD

Steven D. Passik, PhD, is associate attending psychologist in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and assistant professor of psychology in psychiatry at Cornell University Medical College.

Andrea Pedano, DO, FACOFP

Ruth Peltason

Edith A. Perez, MD

Edith A. Perez, MD, is director of the breast cancer program in the division of hematology/oncology and director of the cancer clinical study unit at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

Sabitha Pillai-Friedman, PhD, LCSW

Sabitha Pillai-Friedman, PhD, LCSW, CST, is an assistant professor at the human sexuality program at Widener University. She is a psychotherapist and certified sex therapist who works with individuals and couples in her private practices in Center City, Philadelphia and Bala Cynwyd, Penn.

Mary Polce-Lynch, PhD

Mary Polce-Lynch, PhD, is a developmental psychologist and licensed counselor. Her training and research include the psychology of gender, emotional development and end-of-life issues, and she has published research and books in these areas. More recently she has began to focus on the role of mindfulness and spiritual development in the healing process.

Shannon L. Puhalla, MD

Shannon L. Puhalla, MD, is assistant professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where she maintains a clinical practice in breast oncology at the Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC

Mary Pullig-Schatz, MD

Mary Pullig-Schatz, MD, is a physician with a specialty in pathology at Physical Medicine Associates in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as a certified yoga instructor. 

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