Nimmi Kapoor, MD, a fellowship-trained, board-certified oncology surgeon, has been appointed Medical Director of Breastlink at the Encino Breast Care Center. Breastlink will relocate to the Integrated Cancer Institute when construction is completed in 2016.

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Breast Cancer Care

Breastlink was established in 1995 by Dr. John Link, a medical oncologist, who helped to develop one of the nation’s first comprehensive breast health centers at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. The Breastlink approach to breast cancer care incorporates the expertise of breast cancer specialists in oncology, imaging, surgery and reconstruction surgery. Women treated with this multidisciplinary model benefit from the collective expertise of a team specifically dedicated to breast cancer.

Over the past 20 years, Breastlink has evolved as new therapies and interventions have become available in the treatment of breast cancer. Breastlink also expanded from a single outpatient location to five centers, which are located in Orange, Laguna Hills, Newport Beach, Temecula Valley, and now the San Fernando Valley. This increase in geographic coverage allows more women to benefit from this innovative model of breast health care.

About Dr. Nimmi Kapoor

Dr. Kapoor has extensive experience and training in breast and thyroid surgery, as well as in breast cancer risk management. She is actively involved in multiple research studies and clinical trials, with research interests spanning genetic testing, intraoperative radiation therapy, nipple-sparing mastectomy and breast density.

Prior to joining Breastlink, Dr. Kapoor received advanced Breast Surgical Oncology training and Head and Neck training from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She also completed a Breast and Thyroid Surgical Oncology fellowship at the John Wayne Cancer Institute and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College, graduating with honors in research and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha society. She received her undergraduate degree from UCLA, where she graduated summa cum laude.

“I am excited by the opportunity to introduce the unique Breastlink brand to San Fernando Valley,” Dr. Kapoor said. “I believe this treatment model offers a combination of knowledge, skills and compassion to provide truly individualized care. I look forward to working with the medical community and patients of San Fernando Valley to improve breast cancer care and treatment.”

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