Research & Publications
Monica G. Valero, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology) at Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital and cares for patients at the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers in New Haven, Trumbull and Fairfield/Bridgeport Hospital where she is Director of the Hispanic Breast Cancer Program. Prior to joining Yale, Dr. Valero was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she was also Director of the Hispanic Breast Cancer Program.
Dr. Valero received her medical degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela Medical School in Caracas, Venezuela and completed her residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. She then completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. Dr. Valero provides high quality surgical care to patients, while striving to improve access to care and promote innovation within the field of breast surgery. Her research interests include breast conserving surgery, racial disparities in breast cancer, and axillary management of breast disease. She is actively involved in quality improvement projects to optimize surgical treatment of underserved populations with breast cancer.
Education & Training
- MDUniversidad Central de Venezuela Medical School
- Board CertificationAB of Surgery, Surgery General (2021)