Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Division Chief's Message

Welcome to the Division of Breast Surgery. Our division embraces a multidisciplinary approach to breast disease and breast care in an academic and community setting which is warm, inviting and comfortable to the patient with a breast concern. The educational programs to which we contribute emphasize this multidisciplinary nature of modern breast care, and the need for incorporating patient education and decision making into the treatment paradigm.

Our affiliated clinical program is a designated component of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center which is the only NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the State of Illinois. The Lynn Sage Breast Center sees more than 800 new breast cancer cases annually and the imaging portion of the center performs more than 65,000 studies and procedures each year, giving our division fellows and surgery residents access to exceptional clinical experience.

Thank you for your interest in our division. We invite you to contact us with your comments and questions

Nora Hansen, MD

Nora M. Hansen, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Breast Surgery
Director, Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center