Published on February 25, 2014

Milford Regional Welcomes New Breast Surgeons to The Breast Center

Drs. O'Connor and Fam, Breast SurgeonsMilford Regional would like to welcome Drs. Ashling O’Connor and Salwa Fam (left to right), a team of highly trained breast surgeons, to The Breast Center in the Women’s Pavilion. The mission of The Breast Center is to unify resources in diagnostic imaging, pathology, surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, physical therapy and nursing, to ensure patients receive the very highest standards of care. This thorough team effort results in more expedient diagnosis and treatment as well as greater patient comfort.

Salwa Fam, MD received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1975 and performed a surgical internship and residency at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Fam is board certified in surgery and is a clinical instructor at Boston University Medical Center. She is the medical director of The Breast Center at Milford Regional.

Ashling O’Connor, MD graduated with a degree in medicine with honors from the University of Dublin, in Ireland in 2002. Dr. O’Connor performed a surgical internship at Mater Miserlcordiae Hospital in Dublin and completed a research residency at Tufts University in Boston. She also performed a surgical residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston. Dr. O’Connor completed her training with a fellowship in breast surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She is board certified in surgery and is an assistant professor of surgery at UMass.

“Our community is extremely fortunate to have the surgical expertise of these two outstanding breast surgeons at our Breast Center,” says Edward J. Kelly, president of Milford Regional. “Drs. Fam and O’Connor are the perfect complement to the rest of our Breast Center team that includes Milford Regional diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation and pathology as well as physicians and specialists from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. With this world-class group of medical professionals working together, patients can be confident knowing that expert breast care is convenient and close to home.

The Breast Center at Milford Regional Medical Center is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Our Breast Center is one of only 12 nationally accredited centers in Massachusetts. To reach Drs. Fam and O’Connor at The Breast Center, call 508-482-5439.

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