Theodore Tsangaris MD
Dr. Tsangaris has been appointed the Medical Director of Breast Services for the Smilow Cancer Hospital Network. He will help us in future endeavors with other campuses, as we develop a more prominent footprint in the state.
Dr. Tsangaris' research interests include breast cancer prevention, identification of tumor markers, and sentinel lymph node dissection, as well as other surgical procedures in the treatment of breast cancer. He is currently Chief of Breast Surgery and Director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Breast Center at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is also a Commander in the United States Navy Reserve. Dr. Tsangaris will join the Breast Center faculty on July 1, 2012.
Dr. Tsangaris joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in March 2002 as the Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center and the Chief of Breast Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology. He earned his BA at Wake Forest University in 1979, was awarded his MD degree at George Washington University School of Medicine in 1983, completed his General Surgery Residency at George Washington University in Washington, DC, Surgical Breast Oncology Fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, 1990 and attended Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard School of Medicine during the summer of 1994, where he completed their educational program in Clinical Effectiveness. An accomplished surgical oncologist who specializes in breast cancer, he has held several leadership positions prior to joining the Johns Hopkins faculty. These include; Assistant Professor and Acting Chief of Breast Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York in 1990-1992. Visiting Surgical Consultant for the Saudi-US University Project for King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Saudi Arabia in 1995-1997. Director, Student Clerkships in the Department of Surgery at George Washington University Medical Center also during 1995-1997, and Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of the Breast Cancer Center at George Washington University fro 1993-1997. Most recently, from 1997 to February 2002, prior to joining the Johns Hopkins faculty, he was the Director of Breast Surgical Services and Associate Professor of Surgery at Lombardi Cancer Center at the Georgetown University’s Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Tsangaris joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in March 2002 as a nationally renowned breast surgical oncologist with expertise in surgical management as well as a breadth of knowledge and experience in clinical research in the field of breast cancer.
Education & Training
- George Washington University School of Medicine (1983)
- Baylor University Medical Center, Surgical Oncology (1989 - 1990)
- George Washington Univeristy Medical Center, General Surgery (1984 - 1989)
- George Washington University Medical Center, General Surgery (1983 - 1984)
- Board Certification
- Surgical Oncology, Board Eligible
- Board Certification
- Surgery, Board Certified (1991)