Stacey Ann Carter, MD, has joined the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, part of the National Cancer Institute–designated Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine and the Department of Surgery as Assistant Professor. Dr. Carter joins the Breast Center team as a full-time dedicated breast surgeon.
“I am eager for the opportunity to be a part of Baylor and the Breast Center as a dedicated breast surgeon,” said Dr. Carter. “Having grown up in [Houston], it’s been a lifelong dream to contribute to the high caliber of care provided at Baylor. I’m excited to join this team of talented, committed physicians.”
Goals and Experience
One of the first goals on Dr. Carter’s agenda is to bring the seed localization program to Baylor. “This is a step forward in the care of patients with breast lesions,” she revealed. “This procedure would make the surgery experience more comfortable for patients.” Seed localization assists the surgeon in locating nonpalpable lesions. In addition to seeing and treating patients with breast cancer, Dr. Carter’s clinic also will be dedicated to diagnosing and treating a variety of breast complaints, including benign conditions.
Dr. Carter completed her medical training at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, followed by her general surgery training at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. ■