Department Of Breast Surgery
Bret Taback, MD

Dr. Bret Taback is a nationally recognized surgical oncologist in the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center department of surgery. Dr. Taback is Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Columbia University Medical Center, and a leader in the clinical management of melanoma, sarcoma and skin/soft tissue tumor surgery. Dr. Taback is the Director of the Melanoma and Sarcoma Program and Director of the Breast Surgery Fellowship. Dr. Taback received his MD degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston , and completed his general surgery residency at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital. 

During that time he completed a Basic Science Research Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston. Following this, he completed a fellowship in Complex Surgical Oncology at the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, California. Dr. Taback is a member of a number of organizations and societies including Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has published and authored numerous peer review manuscripts, abstracts and presentations, as well as book chapters over the years in notable publications such as Annals of Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. He is a clinical investigator with SWOG and Alliance for clinical trials. Dr. Taback has served on numerous hospital committees including tumor boards, Institutional Review Boards, Oncology Operations Council and is the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer Physician Liaison for NYP Hospital. Most recently, Dr. Taback is a noted Castle Connolly Top Doctor.

Clinical Studies Managed By This Investigator:
Condition Study Title
Skin Cancer [ CLOSED ] Study for subjects with untreated Melanoma using trial drugs Talimogene Laherparepvec and Ipilimumab
Breast Cancer [ CLOSED ] An observational study for women undergoing breast surgery using a laser therapy called Novilase
Breast Cancer [ CLOSED ] Early detection of arm swelling in women being treated for breast cancer
Surgery Echopulse for Treatment of Breast Fibroadenomas in Women
Breast Cancer [ CLOSED ] Study of the role of lymph node dissection in breast cancer patients after neoadjuvant chemotherapy
Cancer Collecting and growing patient tumor and blood cells from extra tissue to learn about cancer and test new drugs
Breast Cancer [ CLOSED ] Effect of Preoperative Breast MRI on Surgical Outcomes, Costs and Quality of Life of Women with Breast Cancer
Cancer [ CLOSED ] Early Onset Malignancies Initiative (EOMI)
Breast Cancer [ CLOSED ] ARM: Axillary Reverse Mapping - Lymph Node Surgery Technique in Breast Cancer
Cancer [ CLOSED ] Use of a Pre-Surgical Toolkit in Improving Surgical Care and Outcomes in Older Participants With Cancer
Breast Cancer [ CLOSED ] Study of Improving Patient-Centered Communication in Patients with Breast Cancer