Shawna C. Willey, MD, FACS

Breast Surgeon

Dr. Willey is an Associate Professor of Surgery, Division Chief of Breast Surgery, and Director of the Betty Lou Ourisman Breast Health Center at Georgetown University, where she has been a faculty member since 2002. A respected breast surgeon, Dr. Willey is a well-known leader in breast health in the Washington, DC area. Before joining Lombardi, Dr. Willey directed the breast program at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Willey believes strongly in Georgetown’s tradition of focusing on both excellent clinical care and research. She divides her time between treating women with breast cancer and conducting research to benefit women in the future. Dr. Willey has been an investigator on several clinical trials, including a study of the expanded use of ductal lavage for patients with previous breast cancer treated with breast-conserving surgery and radiation. She is interested in international health and education, and has conducted programs throughout the world, including Europe and the Middle East. She has a particular interest in the surgical management and surveillance of patients who are gene mutation carriers, especially in regard to those who undergo prophylactic mastectomy. She currently assists with identifying patients for recruitment through the Ourisman Breast Health Center for inclusion in an ongoing study of genetic counseling in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. She recently obtained pilot funding from the Fisher Center to study, "The Incidence of Occult Malignancy and Atypical Histopathology in Prophylactic Mastectomy Specimens after Uninformative BRCA1/2 Testing." The findings were presented at a recent meeting of the American College of Surgeons.  Dr. Willey is also the Past-President of the American Society for Breast Surgeons.