Monocacy Health Partners Center for Breast Care—a local leader in providing total care, not just for the breast
cancer patient under active treatment, but for women who’ve completed
treatment and those at high risk for developing breast cancer—is
pleased to welcome
Christine Kathryn Harris, MD, to the oncology team.
Dr. Harris is a fellowship-trained breast surgeon specializing in nipple-sparing
mastectomies and a unique kind of reconstructive breast surgery that removes
the cancer while also preserving and rebuilding the breast for a natural look.
“During my training, which includes a breast surgery fellowship in
Annapolis, I focused on all aspects of the multidisciplinary management
of breast cancer patients,” says Dr. Harris. “I hope to bring
continued, excellent care for our breast cancer and benign breast disease
patients to Frederick and the surrounding area.”
A native of Maryland, Dr. Harris returns to the state after years of training
in Virginia, where she completed her general surgery residency at Virginia
Commonwealth University and performed her preliminary general surgery
internship at the University of Virginia. She earned her medical degree from the
University of Maryland School of Medicine and is a member of the
American Society of Breast Surgeons,
American College of Surgeons, and
Society of Surgical Oncology.
In addition to her extensive training, Dr. Harris specializes in multiple
forms of breast care and surgery, including:
- Axillary lymph node dissection
- Hidden scar breast surgery
- Nipple-sparing mastectomy
- Oncoplastic breast surgery
- Partial breast radiation
- Prophylactic mastectomy
- Sentinel node biopsy
Under the care of fellowship-trained breast surgeons
Dr. Susan Bahl and new physician Dr. Harris, the Center for Breast Care is the
only practice in the area that enables women who undergo mastectomies to opt
for immediate breast reconstruction—the Center has the ability to
offer both implant and DIEP flap reconstruction. Many centers are unable
to offer these options, but the Center for Breast Care does.
Working closely with the community’s most respected plastic and reconstructive
surgeon, the Center’s breast surgeons can offer a single stage solution,
when appropriate. This is just one more way that the Center addresses
all of their patients’ needs.
To learn more about the surgical and non-surgical options available to
patients at the Center for Breast Care, or to schedule an appointment
with Dr. Harris, visit
www.fmh.org/cancercare or call 301-418-6611.
About the FMH Center for Breast Care
The FMH Center for Breast Care provides comprehensive care for women with
breast cancer, benign breast disease, and those at high risk for developing
breast cancer. With all services offered in one convenient location, patients
can focus their energies on fighting cancer instead of running from one
provider’s office to another.
Skilled nurse navigators coordinate with breast surgeons, radiation oncologists,
and medical oncologists to handle all scheduling and treatment education,
while social workers, pastoral care specialists, and financial counselors
provide integrated care for the mind and spirit. Learn more at