Nova M. Foster, MD, FACS
Dr. Foster graduated from Vanderbilt University Medical School in Nashville, Tennessee with top honors. She then completed a surgery residency and a research fellowship at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. She was previously Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and she was also Co-Director of the UCLA-Santa Monica Multidisciplinary Breast Center. Most recently she practiced Carbondale, Illinois where she was the Medical Director of the Breast Center at Southern Illinois Healthcare. At the University of Arizona she is Medical Director of the Breast Program in the Department of Surgery.
Dr. Foster's clinical focus is exclusively on the management of breast cancer and breast disease. She has a special interest in the multidisciplinary management of breast cancer. She is expert in all aspects of breast cancer surgery, benign breast disease, and in management of patients at high risk for breast cancer.
Kishan, A. U., C. L. Gomez, N. A. Dawson, R. Dvorak, N. M. Foster, A. Hoyt, S. A. Hurvitz, A. Kusske, E. L. Silver, C. Tseng, et al., "Increasing Appropriate BRCA1/2 Mutation Testing: The Role of Family History Documentation and Genetic Counseling in a Multidisciplinary Clinic.", Ann Surg Oncol, vol. 23, issue Suppl 5, pp. 634-641, 2016 12. PMID: 27619940
Lightner, A. L., E. Shurell, N. Dawson, Y. Omidvar, and N. Foster, "A single-center experience and review of the literature: 64 cases of phyllodes tumors to better understand risk factors and disease management.", Am Surg, vol. 81, issue 3, pp. 309-15, 2015 Mar. PMID: 25760210
Gomez, C., C. Shah, S. McCloskey, N. Foster, and F. Vicini, "The role of radiation therapy after nipple-sparing mastectomy.", Ann Surg Oncol, vol. 21, issue 7, pp. 2237-44, 2014 Jul. PMID: 24687150
Foster, N. M., M. L. McGory, D. S. Zingmond, and C. Y. Ko, "Small bowel obstruction: a population-based appraisal.", J Am Coll Surg, vol. 203, issue 2, pp. 170-6, 2006 Aug. PMID: 16864029
Ryder, N. M., S. Guha, O. J. Hines, H. A. Reber, and E. Rozengurt, "G protein-coupled receptor signaling in human ductal pancreatic cancer cells: neurotensin responsiveness and mitogenic stimulation.", J Cell Physiol, vol. 186, issue 1, pp. 53-64, 2001 Jan. PMID: 11147814