Lisa E. Guerra, MD, a fellowship-trained breast-dedicated surgeon, recently joined Breastlink and will work out of our new location in Newport Beach. Dr. Guerra has spent the last seven years serving Newport Beach patients as a surgeon at the Hoag Breast Center. Her background in oncoplastic surgery, intraoperative radiation therapy and risk management will make Dr. Guerra a valuable addition to the Breastlink team.
Dr. Guerra’s Commitment to Breast Cancer Care
Dr. Guerra completed medical school and a residency in general surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She relocated to Southern California following her residency to receive fellowship training in breast surgery at the University of Southern California (USC).
Throughout her training and career, Dr. Guerra has consistently demonstrated advocacy for patients and leadership among peers. During medical school, she held leadership positions within the student body government, the La Raza Student Medical Association and the American Medical Student Association. She received the Best Resident Teacher Award during her final year in residency, the Judith and David Buell Fellowship in Breast Surgery, and served as an assistant clinical professor at USC Keck School of Medicine prior to her role with Breastlink.
Since joining the Newport Beach medical community in 2008, Dr. Guerra has volunteered with local breast cancer nonprofit groups. With Susan G. Komen® Orange County, she has been a member of the Board of Directors, a top fundraiser, and continues to work with their Latina outreach programs.
Dr. Guerra also has a strong background in medical research. She has presented research at national meetings of professional medical associations and made contributions to peer-reviewed journals, including Annals of Surgical Oncology and The Breast Journal. At Hoag Breast Center, Dr. Guerra served as principal investigator or coinvestigator on several clinical trials.
Expanding the Breastlink Model of Breast Cancer Care
The addition of Dr. Guerra coincides with the opening of a new Breastlink location in Newport Beach. As an established member of the Newport Beach community, she will help make the transition to a new location as smooth as possible. The Breastlink center in Newport Beach will allow even more women to benefit from comprehensive breast health services delivered by a multidisciplinary team of breast cancer specialists.
To learn more about Breastlink or Dr. Guerra, please contact us.