Join AWS | Donate | Print Page | Contact Us | Report Abuse | Sign In
Elizabeth Shaughnessy, MD, PhD, FACS
← Return to Leadership Page

Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Dr. Shaughnessy is board-certified in general surgery. Her clinical practice focuses on the treatment of breast disease and breast cancer, and her research interests include cancer survivorship, as well as early detection of breast cancer. She has serves as the chair of the Grants and Fellowship Committee of the Association of Women Surgeons 2012-2016, and serves on the publication committee for the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Currently, she is on the editorial advisor board of the American Journal of Surgery, and has reviewed for six other surgery or cancer-related journals. She has been a member of the working group of the National Surgical Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) in the past. Locally, she is the Surgical Director of the Barrett Cancer Center; with the multidisciplinary group, triple accreditation of the Breast Cancer Program has been obtained (ACR, NQMBC, NAPBC).

Elizabeth Shaughnessy earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and completed her internship and general surgery residency through the University of Illinois at Chicago affiliated hospitals. During her residency, she obtained a doctorate in Cell Biology and Anatomy during her research years at the University of Illinois as well. Her fellowship in surgical oncology was completed at the City of Hope National Medical Center, in Duarte, California. She was recruited to the University of Cincinnati, Department of Surgery, where her responsibilities include patient care and surgery, as well as research and teaching. She serves as guest lecturer to graduate courses in addition to those of the medical school. She is both wife and mother.

In joining the Association of Women Surgeons, Dr. Shaughnessy has found a supportive group with whom she can support and be supported. This is a dynamic group of women, striving to improve themselves and others. Who best could understand and counsel than your peers?