Breast Reconstruction Awareness – (BRA) Day

Breast Reconstruction Awareness – (BRA) Day

Join a panel discussion of Miami Cancer Institute experts to learn about breast reconstruction options and the importance of empowering women to make the choice right for them. 

Date & Time

Wednesday, October/18/2023
06:00 PM EST to 07:30 PM EST


Miami Cancer Institute 
8900 N Kendall Drive,
Miami, FL 33176


Dr. Mautner Starr Mautner, M.D.

Starr Mautner, M.D., is a Board-certified surgeon with clinical expertise in breast surgical oncology at the Breast Center at Miami Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Mautner specializes in breast surgical procedures, including breast conserving lumpectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy, skin sparing mastectomy, and nipple sparing mastectomy.

Dr. Mautner completed a breast surgical oncology clinical fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She completed a general surgery internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital ― Manhattan, and general surgery residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital ― Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, where she was chief resident. She also completed a research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she focused on ways to tailor surveillance and treatment for women with lobular carcinoma in situ and patient quality of life after contralateral prophylactic mastectomy. Dr. Mautner received her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and the Association of Women Surgeons.

Dr. Miguel A. Medina III, M.D.

Miguel A. Medina III, M.D., is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and director of microsurgery at the Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Medina specializes in complex reconstruction and microsurgery, utilizing specialized operating microscopes and precision instrumentation to perform intricate procedures such as the reconnection of nerves, muscles, and blood vessels.

He focuses on restoring physical function and appearance, as well as confidence and dignity, after the surgical treatment of cancer. Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Medina’s clinical focus includes abdominal wall reconstruction, breast reconstructive surgery, including DIEP flap reconstruction, craniofacial reconstruction, and head and neck reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Jane Mendez, M.D.

Jane Méndez, M.D., FACS, is a surgical oncologist at Miami Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida. Board certified by the American Board of Surgery and fellowship trained at New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Méndez specializes in the treatment of breast cancer and performs all types of breast surgical procedures. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

She also completed a surgery residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Prior to joining Miami Cancer Institute, Dr. Méndez gained extensive experience as a surgical oncologist at Boston Medical Center, where she served as president of the medical and dental staff. She also served as director of surgical clerkship and associate professor of surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Méndez has contributed to notable breast cancer research, and her findings have been widely published. She also has presented abstracts at numerous national and international symposiums and serves on the editorial board of the breast section of the Annals of Surgical Oncology, a commonly used resource. Renowned for her patient care and advocacy, Dr. Méndez is passionate about educating patients and advancing breast cancer awareness and prevention outside the hospital setting, in the community, and at national meetings. She has also served on the governing board of the Susan G. Komen, Massachusetts affiliate. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of numerous professional societies, including the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

Registration is required | limited capacity Registration details to be announced light refreshments will be provided. 

Thanks to All Who Have Supported

Thanks to All Who Have Supported