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Brian J. O'Hea Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Chief of Breast and Oncologic Surgery Division, Director of Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center Surgery School of Medicine

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T19-080 Health Sciences Center

Stony Brook, 11794



Brian O’Hea’s research has focused on sentinel node biopsy in patients with breast cancer; local excision alone for selected patients with DCIS; STAR trial (NSABP chemoprevention trial); a pilot study of Docetaxal and Doxil with G-CSF as neoadjuvant treatment for patients with Stage II and III breast cancer. He is also a moderator of a weekly multidisciplinary breast conference.


  • Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Residency, St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of NY
  • MD, Georgetown University

Research Grants

Award Start End Sponsor Type Amount Status
Alliance: A Randomized III Trial Evaluating the Role of Axillary Lymph Node Dissection in Breast Cancer Patients(cT1-3N1)Who Have Positive Sentinel Lymph Node.... 2014-06-30T00:00:00 2018-02-15T00:00:00 Brigham and Womens Hospital Nonfederal 4750 Approved
Comparison of Operative to Monitoring and Endocrine Therapy (COMET) Trial for Low Risk DCIS: A Phase III Prospective Randomized Trial 2017-08-24T00:00:00 2018-06-07T00:00:00 Alliance Foundation Trials LLC Nonfederal 1 Approved


  1. Author Article The American Journal of Surgery Effective methods for disclosing breast cancer diagnosis 2007 194 4 488 - 490
  2. Author Article Physics in Medicine and Biology Dynamic infrared imaging for the detection of malignancy 2004 49 14 3105 - 3116
  3. Author Article Radiology Detection of Breast Malignancy: Diagnostic MR Protocol for Improved Specificity 2004 232 2 585 - 591