Breast Surgical Oncologist Will Lead Hospital’s Breast Cancer Care

Leesburg, VA - (March 2, 2010) — Shannon Lehr, MD, has been named Medical Director of the Inova Breast Care Institute at Inova Loudoun Hospital. Lehr is a fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist.

“It is an honor to be the medical director at the hospital’s Inova Breast Care Institute,” said Dr. Lehr. “I look forward to serving breast cancer patients throughout the region and working with Inova’s talented group of medical professionals.”

Dr. Lehr will work closely with a multidisciplinary team at Inova Loudoun Hospital consisting of breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, pathologists, radiologists and other medical professionals to further develop a high-quality, coordinated breast care program. She will coordinate with other Inova hospitals to further strengthen the Inova Breast Care Institute and provide leadership in improving the delivery of care to patients with breast disease, while overseeing Inova Loudoun Hospital’s efforts as a nationally accredited breast center.

“Inova Loudoun Hospital is very pleased to have an accomplished surgeon like Dr. Lehr in her new leadership role at Inova Breast Care Institute,” said Susan Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, Inova Loudoun Hospital. “We’re excited that she’ll be spearheading efforts to deliver high-quality breast care to patients throughout Loudoun County.”

Lehr earned her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, trained at Pennsylvania Hospital and completed a fellowship in breast surgery at Washington Hospital Center. She is a board-certified surgeon, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of several organizations, including the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

The Inova Breast Care Institute is the largest accredited breast care program in the region and a member of the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers in Northern Virginia, an organization that monitors the quality of care delivered to breast cancer patients in the region. With access points throughout Northern Virginia, Inova provides breast cancer care for more than 1,000 women each year — more than any other healthcare provider in the area.

For more information about the services offered at Inova Breast Care Institute, call 703-916-2700 or visit inova.org/ibci.

Inova Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Inova provides a healthy environment for its patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians by prohibiting tobacco use on its campuses.