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Tristen Park, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Oncology, Breast)

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Tristen Park, MD

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Dr. Tristen S. Park is an Assistant Professor of Surgery who is a deeply committed to outstanding and compassionate surgical care in the treatment of breast cancer and breast diseases. She offers the most advanced techniques in breast surgery, and is an advocate of nipple sparing mastectomy, hidden scar placement and oncoplastic techniques.

Dr. Park earned her medical degree at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed a Surgical Oncology and Clinical Immunotherapy fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health under the world-renowned Dr. Steven A Rosenberg followed by a Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Duke University. Dr. Park's research interests include triple negative breast cancer and and the role of immunotherapy in the treatment of early breast cancer.

She also leads the International Breast Surgeon Exchange Program with premiere cancer centers in South Korea and East Asia which includes an immersive, multidisciplinary clinical experience and multinational collaborative research projects combining the unique expertise of the cancer centers and respective countries.

Outside of medicine, she is a classically trained pianist and had studied solo piano, chamber music and history at Cornell University, and the preparatory divisions of the Aaron Copland College of Music and the Mannes Conservatory of Music in New York City. She is currently a patron of the Yale School of Music.

Education & Training

  • Fellow, Breast Surgical Oncology
    Duke University Medical Center (2017)
  • Fellow, Surgical Oncology and Immunotherapy
    National Cancer Institute/ National Institutes of Health (2015)
  • General Surgery Residency
    Rutgers University (2014)
  • MD
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2006)
  • BA
    Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, Molecular Biology, Classical Piano (2001)

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