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Irene Wapnir

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Stanford Womens Cancer Center 900 Blake Wilbur Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 498-6004 Fax (650) 498-7100
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Alternate Contact
    Ivette Arenas, BS Administrative Associate Tel Work (650)721-5705
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer> Breast Cancer Clinical Trials
  • Breast Cancer - Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy, breast conserving surgery, sentinel node biopsy

Administrative Appointments

  • Chief of Breast Surgery, Section of Surgical Oncology (2005 - present)

Honors and Awards

  • Visiting Scholar, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (2012)
  • Publications Committee, American Society of Breast Surgeons (2010-present)
  • Protocol Chair Breast Cancer Local Recurrence Trial, NSABP (2006)
  • Working Group Breast Committee, NSABP (2000)
  • Awards Committee, Assoc Women Surgeons (2004)

Professional Education

Internship: Lincoln Med and Mental Hlth Ctr NY (1981)
Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital NJ (1988)
Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (1986)
Residency: New York Medical College NY (1985)
Medical Education: Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico (1980)
MD: Universidad A. Metropolitana, Medicine (1980)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Clinical treatment trials in Breast Cancer, especially locally recurrent breast cancer. She is chair of multicenter national trial investigating the optimal systemic treatment for women who develop a local or regional recurrence of breast cancer after mastectomy or lumpectomy. Additionally, Dr. Wapnir has initiated studies to improve surgical outcomes in several areas : decreasing ischemic complications in nipple-sparing mastectomies through perfusion imaging and protecting arm lymphatics during breast cancer surgery. Her basic and preclinical research centers on exploring the activity of breast sodium-iodide transporter (NIS) in breast cancer. Translational research protocols elucidating the potential application of NIS-based therapies are ongoing.


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