What We Do

The Breast Surgery section is a part of the Breast Clinic at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Our team of surgical oncologists is dedicated to the surgical management of breast cancers. We work closely with our interprofessional team to ensure coordinated care from diagnosis through to surgery and follow-up.

Tests & Services


  • Mammogram
  • Ultrasound
  • Tomosynthesis
  • MRI
  • Biopsy
  • Fine Needle Aspiration


  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Axillary Node Dissection

How to Prepare

Someone will call you to give you a time for your first appointment with the Breast Surgery section. Learn more about preparing for your first appointment in the Guide to Princess Margaret.

Before each clinic appointment (in-person or virtual), you will be asked to answer questions about your health and well-being. Use eCheck-In to report your symptoms and concerns to your healthcare team. You will receive an eCheck-In email or text two days before your appointment that will ask you to answer some questions about your health. For example, you will be asked about your symptoms these are called Pre-Appointment Questions (formerly known as DART or PATH). You may also be asked about the medications you take or to update your personal information such as your address.

On your appointment day, you will still need to check in with the front desk staff. eCheck-In does not replace checking in in-person.

The first person you meet at the Breast Centre is the Patient Flow Coordinator. Please sign in with the Patient Flow Coordinator at the reception desk.

First appointments take longer than follow-up appointments.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your first appointment to complete intake forms.
  • First appointments can take 2 hours or more. After your visit to the clinic, you will likely go the Blood Collection Lab for blood tests.
  • Follow-up appointments usually take 30 minutes.

Learn more about what you can expect when you have a clinic appointment.

 Meet Our Team

Section Head


Clinical Nurse Coordinators

  • Sarah Rotstein

Specialized Oncology Nurses

Clinic Nurses

  • Sharon Chong
  • Pat Cotman
  • Sherrie Garino
  • Nancy Gregorio
  • Kristina Laborde
  • Jacqueline Savill
  • Zeenat Somjee
  • Addie Taiwo

Social Workers

  • Terry Cheng
  • Robin Forbes

Registered Dietitians

  • Susan Haines

Patient Flow Coordinators

  • Recalin Altubar
  • Diana Burgos
  • Deepaa Dookran
  • Chris Grieves
  • Sumaiya Motala
  • Alondra Pizarro​
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