Breast Care Team
Your team of physicians will include board-certified professionals from across medical disciplines, led by:
Anne Wallace, MD, FACS
Team Leader, Breast Care
Dr. Wallace leads the Breast Care team and is also the chief of our Division of Plastic Surgery. She is board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery and specializes in breast health, focusing on breast cancer and breast reconstruction. She also has experience in all forms of cosmetic breast and body-contouring surgery.
Dr. Wallace's research focus includes developing better imaging technology to detect breast cancer and melanoma.
She has been honored as a San Diego "Top Doc" by San Diego Magazine and by the Komen Foundation as Breast Cancer Clinician of the Year. She has also served as chair of the California Breast Cancer Research Council.
Teresa Helsten, MD
Associate Team Leader, Breast Care
Dr. Helsten is responsible for maintaining excellent care for all of our breast cancer patients. In addition, she oversees and enrolls patients in several clinical trials.
Her research focus includes projects that study the treatment of bone metastatsis in cancer patients. She is also an assistant clinical professor in the Solid Tumor Therapeutics Program. She is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine.
Catheryn M. Yashar, MD
Team leader, Radiation Oncology
Dr. Yashar specializes in treating breast and gynecologic cancers using radiation therapy and brachytherapy techniques. She is board certified in radiation oncology and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecoloyg as well.
Dr. Yashar also led UC San Diego to become only the second institution in the nation to use the Strut Adjusted Volume Implant (SAVI) breast brachytherapy device, which provides targeted radiation and minimizes radiation doses to normal breast breast tissue. She has also collaborated with a medical device manufacturer to redesign brachytherapy equipment for easier and more practical use.
Other Team Members
Other members of your team may include: (place mouse over each member to get a more detailed description)