MedStar Georgetown’s Chief of Breast Surgery, Eleni Tousimis, MD Elected President of the American Medical Women’s Association

Dr. Eleni Tousimis, chief of Breast Surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, has been elected President of the American Medical Women’s Association. The American Medical Women’s Association is the oldest and largest multidisciplinary organization in the country for promoting women’s health issues, mentorship of female physicians and advocacy.

May 21, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) – Dr. Eleni Tousimis, chief of Breast Surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, has been elected President of the American Medical Women’s Association. The American Medical Women’s Association is the oldest and largest multidisciplinary organization in the country for promoting women’s health issues, mentorship of female physicians and advocacy.

A board certified surgeon, Dr. Tousimis’s special interests are breast surgery, minimally invasive surgery, nipple sparing mastectomy, and intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT). Dr. Tousimis received her medical degree from Albany Medical College and completed training in minimally invasive treatments of breast cancer at Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She was previously Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital and served as the Associate Program Director of Surgical Education since 2004.

In addition to AMWA, Dr. Tousimis serves on the leadership council of the International Women’s Health Coalition, the medical advisory board of Women’s Voices for Change and is the section editor of the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal. She has been recognized at Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors, Best Doctors, and has received both teaching awards and the New York Achievement Award for her surgical skills and compassion toward her patients.

About MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis—caring for the whole person—MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.

MedStar Georgetown’s centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet® nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown’s healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital—Knowledge and Compassion Focused on You.

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health combines the best aspects of academic medicine, research and innovation with a complete spectrum of clinical services to advance patient care. As the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, MedStar’s 10 hospitals, the MedStar Health Research Institute and a comprehensive scope of health-related organizations are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. MedStar has one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the country, training more than 1,100 medical residents annually, and is the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University. MedStar Health is a $4.5 billion not-for-profit, regional healthcare system based in Columbia, Maryland, and one of the largest employers in the region. Its almost 30,000 associates and 6,000 affiliated physicians all support MedStar Health’s Patient First philosophy that combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service.