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Anees Chagpar

MD, MBA, MPH, FACS, FRCS(C)
Professor of Surgery (Oncology, Breast); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

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Anees Chagpar, MD, MBA, MPH, FACS, FRCS(C)

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Biography

Anees is a full Professor in the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. Born and raised in Canada, she completed her BSc in Honors Biochemistry and MD with Honors in Research at the University of Alberta, and her general surgery residency training and MSc at the University of Saskatchewan. She went on to complete the Susan G. Komen Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, an MPH at Harvard School of Public Health and an MA in Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Louisville. After fellowship, she joined the University of Louisville as Assistant Professor of Surgery, rising rapidly through the ranks to Associate Professor with tenure and Academic Advisory Dean. She built the first nationally accredited Breast Center in Kentucky at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center prior to being recruited to Yale in September 2010 where she led the effort for Yale to become the first NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Northeast to have a nationally accredited breast center. She participates in investigator-initiated and cooperative group clinical trials, as well as translational and clinical research. Her most recent ground-breaking work was published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. She enjoys teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty, and is the Breast Surgery Section Editor for UpToDate, a commonly used resource. She is passionate about global health and leadership in academic medicine, having most recently completed an MBA for Executives with a focus on Leadership in Healthcare at Yale’s School of Management.

Education & Training

  • MBA
    Yale University (2014)
  • MA
    University of Louisville (2009)
  • MPH
    Harvard School of Public Health (2007)
  • Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship
    University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (2003)
  • MSc
    University of Saskatchewan (2002)
  • General Surgery Residency
    University of Saskatchewan (2002)
  • MD
    University of Alberta (1996)
  • BS
    University of Alberta, Biochemistry (1992)

Certifications

  • Board Certification
    AB of Surgery, Surgery General (2004, recertified: 2012)

Activities

  • "One and Done: Reducing Re-excisions"
    Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand 2020
    Breast Cancer Insights Conference
  • "Breast Cancer Screening and Breast Conservation Surgery"
    Goa, JH, India 2020
    Let's Save the Breast: Interactive Webinar
  • "Beating Breast Cancer"
    Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan 2020
    Leadership Summit
  • "Management of the Axilla after Neoadjuvant Therapy"
    Edinburg, TX, United States 2020
    Surgical Breast Oncology Conference
  • "Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention in the Context of Low Resource Settings: Unique Challenges"
    Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq 2020
    2nd Scientific Conference on Women's Health
  • Johns Hopkins Junior Faculty Leadership Development Course
    Baltimore, MD, United States 2020
    Johns Hopkins Junior Faculty Leadership Development Course
  • American Association of Medical Colleges Mid-Career Women in Medicine Seminar
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2019
    "Negotiation 101: How to Grow the Pie and Get Your Fair Share"
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course
    Manila, NCR, Philippines 2019
    Sessions on "DCIS and Early Breast Cancer", "Locally Advanced Breast Cancer", "Metastatic Breast Cancer and Palliative Care", and "Special Situations: Young, Elderly, Pregnant and Genetic Counseling"
  • Society of Teachers and Family Medicine Building Better Clinical Learning Experiences Learning Collaborative
    Kansas City, MO, United States 2019
    Society of Teachers and Family Medicine Building Better Clinical Learning Experiences Learning Collaborative
  • "Genetics and its Impact on Breast Cancer Treatment"
    Edinburg, TX, United States 2019
    DHR Health Annual Oncology Symposium
  • "Skin-sparing and Nipple-sparing Mastectomy"
    Edinburg, TX, United States 2019
    DHR Health Annual Oncology Symposium
  • "Management of the Axilla in the Setting of Neoadjuvant Therapy"
    Springfield, MA, United States 2019
    Sister Caritas Cancer Center/Mercy Medical Center
  • "Breast Cancer Disparities"
    Greenwich, CT, United States 2019
    Greenwich Hospital Breast Center Educational Day
  • "What's New in Breast Cancer Management"
    Fairfield, CT, United States 2019
    Women's Medical Association of Fairfield County
  • "Do positive margins always need re-excision?"
    Toronto, ON, Canada 2019
    University of Toronto Annual Update in General Surgery
  • "Physician Burnout: An Action-Oriented Roundtable Discussion"
    Miami, FL, United States 2019
    Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
  • "Is Marking of Axillary Nodes Necessary?"
    Miami, FL, United States 2019
    Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
  • "Update on Margins"
    Miami, FL, United States 2019
    Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
  • Johns Hopkins Junior Faculty Leadership Development Course
    Baltimore, MD, United States 2019
    "Negotiation Skills"
  • "Lessons learned from the SHAVE2 trial"
    Edinburg, TX, United States 2019
    Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Medical Community
  • "Surgical Considerations in the Setting of Neoadjuvant Therapy"
    Edinburg, TX, United States 2019
    Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Medical Community
  • "Not another talk on Margins!"
    New Haven, CT, United States 2019
    Yale Breast Clinical Series
  • American Association of Medical Colleges Mid-Career Women in Medicine Seminar
    Atlanta, GA, United States 2018
    "Negotiation 101: How to Grow the Pie and Get Your Fair Share"
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course
    Manila, NCR, Philippines 2018
    Train the Trainer Workshop
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course
    Manila, NCR, Philippines 2018
    Oncoplastic Workshop, "Immediate reconstruction post-mastectomy"
  • "Surgical Aspect of Breast Cancer"
    Hartford, CT, United States 2018
    CME Symposium on Breast Cancer
  • “History and Trends of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy”; Session on “Are we doing too many bilateral mastectomies”
    Boston, MA, United States 2018
    American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress
  • Global Oncology
    Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan 2018
    Global Oncology
  • Global Oncology
    Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan 2018
    "Adjuvant Radiation Therapy in Breast Cancer Patients"
  • "Improving margin clearance: Lessons learned from the SHAVE trial(s)"
    Wichita, KS, United States 2018
    McEwen Visiting Professor Lectureship
  • "Debate: Should re-excision rates be a quality measure?: Pro"
    Orlando, FL, United States 2018
    American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting
  • Association for Women Surgeons Yale Student Chapter Workshop
    New Haven, CT, United States 2018
    Association for Women Surgeons Yale Student Chapter Workshop
  • "How to Negotiate a Job Offer"
    Chicago, IL, United States 2018
    Getting Hired Panel
  • "Bouncing Up or Burning Out? Tools to improve individual and Institutional Resilience"
    Seattle, WA, United States 2018
    AAMC National Profession Development Conference for Institutional Advancement
  • "Surgery of the Primary Tumor in the Metastatic Setting"
    Miami, FL, United States 2018
    Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
  • "Is Surgical Excision/Radiation Required for Low-Grade, Low-Recurrence-Score DCIS?"
    Miami, FL, United States 2018
    Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
  • "Mammography/Accelerated Breast MRI: Great Screening or Overdiagnosis?"
    Miami, FL, United States 2018
    Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
  • Aga Khan University Breast Center
    Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan 2018
    Partnering with the Aga Khan University (Karachi) to help them in developing their clinical multidisciplinary breast center, fostering research and aiding in their educational efforts.
  • American Association of Medical Colleges Mid-Career Women in Medicine Seminar
    Scottsdale, AZ, United States 2017
    "Negotiation 101: How to Grow the Pie and Get Your Fair Share"
  • Yale Seminars in Research
    New Haven, CT, United States 2017
    "How to Write and Run a Clinical Trial"
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Control in Primary Care course
    Thimphu, Thimphu, Bhutan 2017
    "Breast Cancer Early Detection" "Cancer Genetics and Family History" "Cancer Prevention 1: role playing on communication of behavior and cancer risk"
  • "Socioeconomic status and financial toxicity: another lens into disparities"
    San Diego, CA, United States 2017
    Breast Cancer National and International Disparities Course
  • "Does the Shave Play a Role in Oncoplastic Surgery"
    Porto de Galinhas, PE, Brazil 2017
    20th Brazilian Congress of Mastology
  • "What Can We do to Reduce Reopening Surgery?"
    Porto de Galinhas, PE, Brazil 2017
    20th Brazilian Congress of Mastology
  • "Breast Cancer in Elderly Women. What is the Best Surgical Treatment?"
    Porto de Galinhas, PE, Brazil 2017
    20th Brazilian Congress of Mastology
  • "Surgery in Metastatic Patients. When to Recommend?"
    Porto de Galinhas, PE, Brazil 2017
    20th Brazilian Congress of Mastology
  • “DCIS Management: Cancer or not? -- Surgery and radiation: YES”
    Seattle, WA, United States 2017
    Challenges in the management of breast and Thoracic Malignancies
  • "Contralateral Risk Reducing Mastectomy: Pros and Cons"
    Peoria, IL, United States 2017
    10th Annual Breast Cancer Symposium
  • "On Baseball and Breast Cancer"
    Chicago, IL, United States 2017
    Harridge Lecture
  • "Breast Cancer: Innovations in Patient Care"
    New Haven, CT, United States 2017
    Yale School of Medicine Admissions Second Look Weekend
  • "Bouncing Up or Burning Out? Tools to Improve Individual and Institutional Resilience"
    Fajardo, Fajardo, Puerto Rico 2017
    AAMC National Professional Development Conference for Institutional Advancement
  • Great Debates: Society of Surgical Oncology
    Seattle, WA, United States 2017
    "Radiation Therapy Following Resection of DCIS of the Breast is Essential (Pro)"
  • “Surgery of the Axilla Post-Z-0011: When to complete an axillary dissection, and how to manage the axilla after neoadjuvant therapy"
    Las Vegas, NV, United States 2017
    National Consortium of Breast Centers Annual Meeting
  • "Current Approaches to Triple-Negative Breast Cancer"
    Miami, FL, United States 2017
    Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
  • “Surgical Approach to Margins in Invasive Breast Cancer SHAVE 1 and SHAVE 2 Trials”
    Miami, FL, United States 2017
    Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
  • “How MACRA will affect Breast Cancer Practice”
    Miami, FL, United States 2017
    Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
  • "Harnessing Your Personal Leadership"
    Columbus, OH, United States 2017
    Association of Women Surgeons' Kim Ephgrave Visiting Professor Award Lecture
  • "The Future of Academic Surgery: My View of the Universe"
    Boston, MA, United States 2017
    Boston University/Boston Medical Center
  • "Lessons Learned from the SHAVE trial"
    Salt Lake City, UT, United States 2017
    Visiting Professor Grand Rounds
  • "Negotiation 101: How to Grow the Pie and Get Your Fair Share"
    Austin, TX, United States 2016
    AAMC Mid-Career Women in Medicine Symposium
  • "Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Light through the Darkness"
    Coronado, CA, United States 2016
    Inaugural Nonie Lowry Lectureship
  • "Medical, Surgical and Radiographic Management of High Risk Breast Lesions"
    Ridgewood, NJ, United States 2016
    Valley Hospital Blumenthal Cancer Center
  • “Recent Advances in Breast Cancer Management: the U.S. Perspective”
    Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan 2016
    Japanese Society for Clinical Oncology Annual Congress
  • “The Promise and Perils of Neoadjuvant Therapy in the Management of Breast Cancer”
    Syracuse, NY, United States 2016
    Carol Baldwin Surgical Lectureship at Surgery Grand Rounds
  • "Management of the Axilla Post-Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy"
    Toronto, ON, Canada 2016
    North York General Hospital Lecture
  • "Masters of Surgery and Beyond"
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada 2016
    Department of Surgery festschrift
  • “The Future of Academic Surgery: Challenges and Opportunities”
    Edmonton, AB, Canada 2016
    University of Alberta Lecture
  • "Role of Surgery in Breast Cancer Genetics"
    Port of Spain, Port of Spain Corporation, Trinidad and Tobago 2016
    Trinidad and Tobago Surgical Skills Workshop
  • “From Good to Great: Yale’s journey to become the first NCI-designated cancer center with an internationally accredited breast center”
    Jacksonville, FL, United States 2016
    8th National Conference on Next Generation Comprehensive Breast Centers of Excellence
  • "Results of the SHAVE Trial"
    Goiânia, GO, Brazil 2016
    Goiania Breast Cancer Symposium
  • "What should be considered a free margin? The Surgeon's Standpoint"
    Goiânia, GO, Brazil 2016
    Goiania Breast Cancer Symposium
  • "When should we consider surgery in the setting of metastatic disease?"
    Goiânia, GO, Brazil 2016
    Goiania Breast Cancer Symposium
  • "Cavity Shave Margins: Method and Impact on Practice"
    Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea 2016
    Global Breast Cancer Conference
  • "A Modern Tea"
    New Haven, CT, United States 2016
    “Breast Health: Healthy Living Pre & Post Cancer”
  • "Recent Advances in Breast Cancer Management: How close are we to finding a cure?"
    New Haven, CT, United States 2016
    "A Modern Tea"
  • "Surgical considerations in mutation carriers"
    Dallas, TX, United States 2016
    American Society of Breast Surgeons Meeting
  • "Cost-Effective Care of the Breast Cancer Patient: How the Disciplines Can Work Together to Reduce Unnecessary Evaluations and Interventions While Preserving Quality"
    Las Vegas, NV, United States 2016
    National Consortium of Breast Centers/American Society of Breast Diseases
  • "Do Margins Matter?"
    Las Vegas, NV, United States 2016
    National Consortium of Breast Centers/American Society of Breast Diseases
  • "The Best of the National Meetings: Everything I Need to Know I Learned at NCBC"
    Las Vegas, NV, United States 2016
    National Consortium of Breast Centers/American Society of Breast Diseases
  • "Contralateral Risk Reducing Mastectomy: Pros and Cons"
    Miami, FL, United States 2016
    Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
  • "Routine Shave Margins vs. Standard Partial Mastectomy"
    Miami, FL, United States 2016
    Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
  • "Multisite Disease and Breast Conservation"
    Miami, FL, United States 2016
    Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
  • Yale Medical School Surgery Grand Rounds
    New Haven, CT, United States 2016
    Yale Medical School Surgery Grand Rounds
  • Waterbury Hospital Grand Rounds
    Waterbury, CT, United States 2015
    "Managing Margins: data from the SHAVE trial"
  • "Cancer 101"
    Mumbai, MH, India 2015
    NCI's Cancer Research in the Media in India
  • "Dialogue Between a Journalist and A Researcher"
    New Delhi, DL, India 2015
    NCI Cancer Research in the Media Workshop
  • "Reporting on research findings"
    Mumbai, MH, India 2015
    NCI Cancer Research in the Media in India
  • Yale Cancer Center Advisory Board Meeting
    Orange, CT, United States 2015
    "An Update"
  • "Inflammatory Breast Cancer: The Latest Treatment Approaches"
    Denver, CO, United States 2015
    Living Beyond Breast Cancer Annual Fall Conference
  • ASCO Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course
    Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe 2015
    "Management of the axilla in breast cancer"
  • ASCO Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course
    Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe 2015
    "Current trends in surgical management of breast cancer"
  • ASCO Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course
    Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe 2015
    "How to lead and facilitate small group discussions"
  • ASCO Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course
    Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe 2015
    "How to make an effective presentation and give feedback"
  • "Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy"
    Huntington Beach, CA, United States 2015
    14th Annual International Congress on the Future of Breast Cancer
  • Therapeutic Radiology Grand Rounds
    New Haven, CT, United States 2015
    "Margins and Money"
  • Yale Cancer Center Evening Oncology Series
    New Haven, CT, United States 2015
    "Who needs axillary dissection after positive sentinel node biopsy?"
  • "Cancer 101"
    New Haven, CT, United States 2015
    National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers and the Public Affairs Network Conference
  • "Doing well by doing good: towards a vision of value in cancer care"
    Augusta, GA, United States 2015
    Georgia Regents University
  • "Surgical Management of Lymph Nodes in Patients with Breast Cancer"
    New Haven, CT, United States 2015
    Connecticut Association of Surgical Technologists Assembly
  • "Transforming Breast Cancer Care: From Science to Systems"
    Santa Monica, CA, United States 2015
    John Wayne Cancer Institute
  • Research in Progress Lectures
    New Haven, CT, United States 2015
    "How are we doing? Progress in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment"
  • "Synergy between Surgery and Med Onc Research"
    New Haven, CT, United States 2015
    Yale Cancer Center Breast Medical Oncology Research Retreat
  • “Is there an International Consensus on the Treatment of Axillary Lymph Nodes”
    Orlando, FL, United States 2014
    18th SIS World Congress on Breast Healthcare
  • “Atypical Lesions of the Breast: Selection Criteria for Surgery"
    Orlando, FL, United States 2014
    18th SIS World Congress on Breast Healthcare
  • “Optimal axillary management with positive sentinel lymph nodes”
    Orlando, FL, United States 2014
    18th SIS World Congress on Breast Healthcare
  • Meet the Expert- Surgical Management of BRCA Carriers
    Orlando, FL, United States 2014
    18th SIS World Congress on Breast Healthcare- Panel Member
  • Case Management Discussion
    Atlanta, GA, United States 2013
    Case Management Discussion
  • "The Role of Sentinel Node Biopsy and Axillary Dissection"
    Atlanta, GA, United States 2013
    11th Annual School of Breast Oncology
  • “Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer: Evolution and Revolution”
    Houston, TX, United States 2013
    Visiting Professor
  • Case Presentation Discussant
    Helsinki, Finland 2013
    Case Presentation Discussant
  • “Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer: Evolution and Revolution”
    Boston, MA, United States 2013
    Breast Oncology Seminar Series Visiting Professor
  • “Addressing Diversity in Breast Cancer Patients”
    Boston, MA, United States 2013
    Massachusetts General Hospital Breast Rounds Conference Visiting Professor
  • "Debate: MRI in Breast Cancer: Friend or Foe?"
    Santa Barbara, CA, United States 2013
    Southwestern Surgical Congress
  • "The need for repeat biopsy after recurrence"
    Miami, FL, United States 2013
    30th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
  • “Sentinel Node Biopsy After Pre-operative Therapy”
    Miami, FL, United States 2013
    30th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
  • "What patients can/cannot do after axillary surgery"
    Miami, FL, United States 2013
    30th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
  • “Is There Value to Local Control in Selected Patients With Stage IV Disease”
    Miami, FL, United States 2013
    30th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
  • "Building Blocks for the Multidisciplinary Breast Center: Lessons Learned from the NAPBC"
    Amelia City, FL, United States 2013
    18th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease
  • "And now for something different...addressing heterogeneity in cancers and communities"
    London, England, United Kingdom 2012
    University College London Cancer Center Retreat
  • "Is Breast Surgery a Money-Losing Enterprise?"
    Washington, DC, United States 2011
    American Society of Breast Diseases
  • "Innovation in Surgery: From imagination to implementation"
    Honolulu, HI, United States 2011
    Southwestern Surgical Congress
  • "Clinical Significance of Minimal Sentinel Node Involvement and Management Options"
    İstanbul, İstanbul, Turkey 2011
    University of Acibadem, Istandbul, Turkey
  • "Timing and Accuracy of Sentinel Node Biopsy in Patients Receiving Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy"
    İstanbul, İstanbul, Turkey 2011
    University of Acibadem, Istanbul, Turkey
  • "Controversial Technical and Clinical Issues in Sentinel Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer"
    İstanbul, İstanbul, Turkey 2011
    University of Acibadem, Istanbul, Turkey
  • “Multidisciplinary Management of Breast Cancer: the Elements of an Ideal Breast Center”
    İstanbul, İstanbul, Turkey 2011
    University of Acıbadem, Istanbul, Turkey

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of WomenAmerican Medical Association, Women Physicians Section, AMA Foundation2020
Distinguished Research AwardClinical Research Forum2016
Yale Cancer Center Clinical Research AwardYale Cancer Center2015
Public Voices Thought Leadership FellowshipWomen Faculty Forum2015
Oral Presentation PrizeBreast Surgery International2015
Horace W. Goldsmith AwardYale University Teaching and Learning Center2015
Class MarshalYale University School of Management2014
Claude Organ MD, FACS Travelling FellowshipAmerican College of Surgeons2013
Award for Excellence in Ethics and LeadershipYale University School of Management2013

Departments & Organizations