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Medical Advisory Board

The mission of Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Medical Advisory Board is to serve as an expert resource on issues of concern to women affected by breast cancer and their families (including women at high risk for developing breast cancer and caregivers) and to assist with outreach to other health professionals and consumers about the breadth of LBBC programs for women and families affected by breast cancer.

Many Medical Advisory Board members help with reviewing content for our website and publications, serve as speakers at our events and help answer your questions about breast cancer during our ask-the-expert series.


Nancy U. Lin, MD

Dr. Lin is assistant professor in the department of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute focusing on the care of women with breast cancer.

Musa Mayer, MS, MFA

Ms. Mayer is an author, advocate and woman affected by breast cancer. She is the author of, Advanced Breast Cancer: A Guide to Living with Metastatic Disease and After Breast Cancer: Answers to the Questions You’re Afraid to Ask.

Richard A. Michaelson, MD

Richard A. Michaelson, MD, serves as chief medical officer for oncology at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. He has been a strong advocate for excellence of oncology care in the community and community education and research.

Cindy Miller, MSW

Ms. Miller is a social worker in a private practice.

Kathy D. Miller, MD

Kathy D. Miller, MD, is an associate professor and Sheila D. Ward Scholar at Indiana University. She is the author of more than 60 scientific papers, many of which focus on breast cancer biology and treatment.

Cynthia Moore, PhD

Dr. Moore is a clinical assistant in psychology in the department of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and a clinical instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Maurice Y. Nahabedian, MD, FACS

Dr. Nahabedian is the professor and vice chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital, in Washington DC.

Kara M. Nakisbendi, MD

Dr. Nakisbendi is director of the Nakisbendi Women's Center. She is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist, board certified nutrition specialist and fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Larry Norton, MD

Larry Norton, MD, is deputy physician in chief for breast cancer programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and medical director of MSKCC’s breast and imaging center. He is a professor of medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

Kutluk Oktay, MD

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and the director of division of reproductive medicine and infertility at New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center. He is one of the world’s foremost experts in fertility preservation,ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments.