The Breast Cancer Care Team at Swedish Medical Center Denver
Our NAPBC (National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers) accredited breast program includes the following physician specialists:
Our team members include board-certified physicians fellowship trained in breast imaging, who specialize in breast cancer screening using state-of-the-art imaging equipment, including mammography (tomosynthesis/3D mammography), breast ultrasound and MRI. Additionally, our breast radiologists perform minimally invasive core needle and vacuum-assisted biopsy using stereotactic X-ray, ultrasound and MRI for imaging guidance.
Board-certified surgeons who specialize in breast cancer disease and have expertise in the most current surgical techniques for the treatment of breast cancer. Our breast surgeons who directly with the patients to ensure their participation in treatment decision making.
Dr. Kercher is board-certified in general surgery. She earned her medical degree from University of Utah School of Medicine and completed residencies at University of Utah Health Sciences Center and University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Dr. Widner is board-certified in general surgery. She earned her medical degree from University of Colorado and completed her residency at St. Joseph Hospital.
Board-certified internal medicine physicians who specialize in the care of people with cancer or survivors of cancer. As an integral component of the breast cancer team, medical oncologists are not only concerned about treating the current cancer, but also preventing a cancer recurrence in the future. Chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and biological therapies may be recommended and administered by medical oncologists. These doctors guide patients through the entire process of treatment, recovery and survivorship.
Dr. Klancar is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. She attended medical school, followed by her residency and fellowship at the University of Colorado. She also completed a fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Kovachy is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. She received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, completed a residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland and a fellowship at the University of Colorado.
Swedish Medical Center board-certified physicians who specialize in the analysis of tumor samples to determine the precise diagnosis, tumor aggressiveness and the extent of the disease. Pathologists' reports are essential to deciding the best course of treatment following current national guidelines.
Reconstructive Breast Surgeons
Board-certified plastic surgeons, fellowship trained in breast reconstruction, have expertise in the full scope of breast reconstruction following surgical treatment of breast cancer.
Swedish board-certified physicians who specialize in the utilization of radiation therapy in the treatment of breast cancer. Radiation therapies offered through our program are at the forefront of cancer treatment in the region. Our radiation oncologist actively participates in clinical trials and research specific to breast cancer radiation therapies.
Dr. Davis is a board-certified radiation oncologist. He completed his medical degree at University of Nebraska College of Medicine, an internship at Presbyterian/St. Luke's and a residency at University of California (San Francisco).
Patient Nurse Navigator
Laurri is the Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator for Swedish Medical Center Breast Care Program. She has been a registered nurse since 1987 and has worked in a variety of clinical settings. In 2012, Laurri received her master’s degree from the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Colorado Denver. Learn more about our nurse navigator program>>
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Swedish Medical Center Breast Care Program
- Kelly Johnson, MS, RN, APNG, GNCC credentialed genetic counselor, 303-788-4668