WATCH: What's Best for Breasts ? A Conversation with Clinicians

Recording of "What's Best for Breasts" 2022


UPDATE: This event has now concluded. Watch the above recording of the 2022 event (held on Oct. 8).

Due to the continued presence of COVID-19 in our community, What's Best For Breasts? A Conversation with Duke Clinicians will again be held online this year. The date for the free-of-charge community event is Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon.

This public symposium includes educational information sessions and Q & A panels with some of the leading experts in breast health.

Topics will include:

  • Breast Cancer Risk & Genetics    
  • Breast Imaging
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Women's Health
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Exercise and Cancer
  • Survivorship
  • Lymphedema
  • Local Resources & Access to Care
  • Breast Cancer Research

View Program Agenda

List of Speakers

Vennice Roberts with LaSonia Barnett and Nadia Aguilera-Funez

Breast Cancer Survivor Vennice Roberts

"Sometimes we have to go on a journey we don't want to go on. But I'm getting better." 



Dorothy Lowell, MD; Duke Breast Radiologist

Radiation Oncologists

Susan McDuff, MD; Duke Radiation Oncologist

Colin Champ, MD; Alleghany Radiation Oncologist

Patient Navigators

Nadia Alguilera-Funez, BA; Certified Patient Navigator/Health Educator, DCI Community Outreach, Engagement, and Equity

LaSonia Barnett, MA; Certified Patient Navigator/Senior Program Coordinator, DCI Community Outreach, Engagement, and Equity


Sydney Record, MD Candidate 2023

Kendra Parrish, DO; Duke Breast Surgical Oncology Fellow


Maggie DiNome, MD; Medical Director of DCI Breast Cancer Services in Wake County

Rebecca Knackstedt, MD, PhD; Duke Microvascular, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgeon

Jennifer Plichta, MD, MS; Director of DCI Breast Risk Assessment Clinic

Laura Rosenberger, MD; Duke Breast Surgeon

Philip Spanheimer, MD; UNC Breast Surgeon

Jackie White, NP; Duke Breast Surgery Nurse Practitioner

Hannah Woriax, MD; Duke Breast Surgeon

Jeffrey Marks, PhD; Duke Breast Cancer Researcher

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