Monique Gary, DO, MSc, FACS
Medical Director, Grand View Health/Penn Cancer Network Cancer Program
- Board certified, fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist
- Physician, researcher, advocate, and expert on cancer and healthcare disparities
- Pennsylvania's only black breast cancer surgeon
- 2022 Donna Noce Colaco Going Beyond Honoree
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Monique Gary DO, MSc, FACS is a board certified, fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist, and medical director of the Grand View Health/Penn Cancer Network cancer program in Sellersville, Pennsylvania, where she also serves as director of the breast program.
Dr. Gary holds clinical faculty appointments at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Penn Medicine, and Texas Christian University/UNT Health Sciences in Ft. Worth, Texas. As a physician, researcher, advocate, and expert on cancer and healthcare disparities, she is passionate about developing integrative, holistic, and innovative approaches to cancer treatment, prevention, and survivorship both in the region and throughout the world.
She has been featured in interviews with FOX News, CBS-KYW, Medscape, xoNecole, multiple podcasts, and she can be heard daily on UrbanOne radio stations in Philadelphia during the "Daily Check-In with Dr. Mo” and weekly as the co-host of "The Doctor is IN” on Blackdoctor.org with the CEO of Touch, Ricki Fairley. At this time, Dr. Gary is the only black breast cancer surgeon in the state of Pennsylvania.
My mother was 29 and in a very abusive relationship when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. It was very advanced. I remember watching her skin turn dark. I remember her wearing more wigs. She used to wear these fabulous wigs, great shoes, and she was a total glamazon. Diagnosed too late and gone too soon. She didn’t make it to 30. One thing people don’t know about me is that I wear great shoes in her honor and her memory.
Experience & Accolades
- Breast Surgery, Surgical Oncology
- Grand View Health
- Medical Director Cancer Program, 2018-Present
- Breast Program Director, 2016-Present
- Cancer Genetics & Risk Assessment Program Director, 2015-Present
- Breast Surgical Oncologist, 2015-Present
- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Clinical Faculty, Surgery, 2016-Present
- Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System
- Clinical Associate, Department of Surgery, 2018-Present
Awards and Distinctions
- 5-aminosalicylic acid inhibits colitis-associated colorectal dysplasias in the mouse model of azoxymethane/dextran sulfate sodium-induced colitis. Clapper, M.L., Gary, M.A., Coudry, R.A., et al.
- Generation of a unique strain of multiple intestinal neoplasia (Apc(+/Min-FCCC)) mice with significantly increased numbers of colorectal adenomas. Cooper HS, Chang WC, Coudry R, et al.
What we’re missing in breast cancer care during COVID-19
One of the many concerning patterns seen in the wake of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has been the drop in breast cancer cases and other health conditions. This past year saw fewer breast screenings and now health systems are reporting a dramatic drop in the number of breast cancer diagnoses.
Skin care and scarring after breast cancer surgery and radiation therapy
In this interview, Living Beyond Breast Cancer CEO Jean A. Sachs, MSS, MLSP, spoke with breast surgical oncologist Monique Gary, DO, MSc, FACS, about ways to protect your skin before, during, and after breast cancer treatment.
Breast surgery and treatment changes during the coronavirus outbreak
As people across the country deal with the outbreak of COVID-19, LBBC is speaking to experts from our medical advisory committee about ways people with breast cancer may be affected by COVID-19 and efforts to prevent its spread.