Dr. Marc E. Boisvert, MD, MBA

Dr. Marc E. Boisvert, MD, MBA

Languages: English
Fax: (202) 877-6599

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Specialties
  • Breast Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal mammogram
  • atypical ductal hyperplasia
  • benign neoplasm of skin
  • breast abscess
  • breast cancer follow up
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Procedures I Perform
  • aspiration breast cyst
  • breast biopsy
  • breast cancer surgery
  • breast conservation
  • breast surgery
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About the Provider

One of the nation's top breast surgeons, Marc E. Boisvert, MD, FACS, has trained many other breast surgeons in practice throughout the world and has been named one of the best doctors in the region and nation over the past several years.

Dr. Boisvert is the site director of the MedStar Breast Health Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Since 2000, he has been director of the Georgetown University Hospital Breast Oncology Fellowship Program, the only breast fellowship program in the Washington, D.C. metro area. This one-year program, conducted after completion of surgical residency, allows young surgeons to gain additional specialty training. Additionally, Dr. Boisvert is chief of the division of Breast Surgery and a clinical associate professor of surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine. On his watch, intraoperative radiation therapy for breast cancer treatment started at the Hospital Center, where he has been the medical director since 1994. The Breast Health Program is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. He has practiced at MedStar Washington Hospital Center since 1986.

Dr. Boisvert frequently performs low re-excision rate partial mastectomy with oncoplastic closure provided by experienced plastic surgeons, skin and nipple-sparing mastectomy, sentinel node biopsy, axillary dissection, and intraoperative radiation therapy.

At Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, breast care focuses on the entire patient and is provided by a highly specialized team. We provide care through an interdisciplinary tumor board, a broad panel of experts in all areas of breast cancer care, including nurse navigators, nurse practitioners, and access to the latest technology and treatments through clinical trials.

The hospital's ongoing clinical trials allow selected patients with initially positive lymph nodes to forego axillary dissection after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. This is something very new and breast surgeons here are on the verge of using radioactive seed localization instead of wire localization for nonpalpable breast tumors. These seeds can be placed several days before a surgical procedure, unlike wires which need to be placed the same day. This advance shortens the time needed to access the operating room.

Education
  • Residency Program: Saint Raphael Campus (1986)
  • Internship Program: Saint Raphael Campus (1982)
  • Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (1981)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery
Insurance
    MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

    Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.


Practice Locations
  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    Washington Cancer Institute
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: (202) 877-7937
    Fax: (202) 877-6599

  • 1133 21st Street Northwest
    Building 2 – 8th Floor
    Washington, DC 20036
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    Phone: (202) 416-2000
    Fax: (202) 416-2008

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital