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Barbara A Ward, MD, FACS

Chief of Surgery, Surgery; Medical Director, The Breast Center at Greenwich Hospital

Contact Information

Barbara A Ward, MD, FACS

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Center for Breast Cancer

    77 Lafayette Place

    Greenwich, CT 06830

    United States


Barbara A. Ward, MD is Greenwich Hospital’s chair of Surgery and the medical director of its Breast Center. She began her career at the Yale School of Medicine in 1990, and was named Director of the Yale Comprehensive Breast Center during her tenure. In 2000 she helped to co-found the Breast Center at Greenwich Hospital. Under her direction, the center served as a pilot site when the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers was developed. Her leadership has led to her current appointment as the chair of Surgery at Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Ward attended the University of Notre Dame followed by Temple University for Medical School. She completed her surgical residency, serving one of those years as chief resident, at Yale New Haven Hospital. During that time, she also completed a two-year fellowship in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Ward is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions including the 2007 President’s Award from Greenwich Hospital and the 2014 Women Who Matter Award from the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce. She is first or co-author on more than 45 peer-reviewed papers. She is a medical advisor for the Breast Cancer Alliance and a member of various professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons, Eastern Surgical Society, New England Surgical Society and Yale Surgical Society.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University


  • Board Certification
    AB of Surgery, Surgery General (1991)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Teacher of the YearThe Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine1999

Departments & Organizations