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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.

Ruth Peltason

Jody Pelusi, PhD, FNP, AOCNP

Jody Pelusi, PhD, FNP, AOCNP, is an oncology nurse practitioner for Arizona Oncology in Sedona, Ariz.

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.

Timothy J. Pluard, MD

Timothy J. Pluard, MD, is medical director at Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute, part of Saint Luke’s Health System, in Kansas City, Missouri; and associate professor of medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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. 

Andrea Pusic, MD, MHS, FRCS, FACS

Andrea Pusic, MD, MHS, FRCS, FACS, is a plastic surgeon at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Ariel N. Rad, MD, PhD

Ariel N. Rad, MD, PhD is a board certified plastic surgeon and assistant professor at Johns Hopkins where he specializes in microsurgical breast reconstruction and aesthetic plastic surgery.