Menorah Medical Center
October 07, 2014

Menorah Medical Center (MMC)—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider—announces that Nasim Ahmadiyeh, MD, PhD., Board Certified Surgeon and Fellowship trained Breast Surgical Oncologist, has joined the renowned team of breast health and cancer experts at Sarah Cannon at Menorah Medical Center, which is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. 

Dr. Ahmadiyeh was most recently Clinical Instructor in Breast Surgical Oncology at the University of California in San Francisco, California, where she also completed her fellowship training.  Prior to that position, Dr. Ahmadiyeh served as Chief Resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.  Her areas of interest include breast cancer and genetics, including breast cancer in younger women, high risk women, women and men with inherited susceptibility to breast cancer, and a better understanding how to translate genetic testing results into clinical practice, among others.  Dr. Ahmadiyeh has a robust research background, leveraging advances in genomics to better understand, prevent and treat breast cancer.  She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s of arts in psychology from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and received her Ph.D. and medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.  She completed a General Surgery Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Research Fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. 

“We are proud to welcome Dr. Ahmadiyeh to Sarah Cannon at Menorah Medical Center,” says Steven D. Wilkinson, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Menorah Medical Center.  “As a recognized Breast Surgical Oncologist and a leading expert in minimally invasive breast cancer care, Dr. Ahmadiyeh’s appointment further advances our mission and dedication to providing high-quality, compassionate breast care for our community.”  

“Menorah is a leading provider of breast care in the region and I’m excited and honored to join the accomplished and expanding multidisciplinary team of cancer experts here,” says Dr. Ahmadiyeh. “One of the things that attracted me to Menorah was the culture of putting the patient at the heart of everything we do while striving for excellence. I look forward to partnering with my colleagues, patients and the community to make a positive impact in the lives of all touched by breast cancer.” 

“I’m pleased to partner with Dr. Ahmadiyeh as her experience and expertise in breast care will be of great value to our community as we expand our breast care services,” says Anne Kobbermann, M.D., Board Certified Surgeon and Fellowship trained Breast Surgical Oncologist, Sarah Cannon at Menorah Medical Center and Sarah Cannon at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. 

This summer HCA Midwest Health, a leading provider of cancer services in the Kansas City area, announced a partnership with Sarah Cannon, an internationally recognized and highly respected name in oncology, resulting in an integrative cancer program to fulfill the mission of advancing science and transforming cancer care in the region.

HCA Midwest Health’s cancer service line is now called the Sarah Cannon Cancer Network of Excellence (Sarah Cannon) and offers comprehensive care and advanced treatments for cancers of all types and fully integrated cancer services to positively impact care from early screenings and diagnosis through treatment to survivorship. 

Through this partnership, patients now have access to the most-advanced diagnostic tools, early phase clinical trials and treatment protocols in their local community hospitals, traditionally an option only available in large academic medical institutions. This initiative includes the establishment of a molecular profiling program, which will assist in the tailoring of treatment options to the genetic profile of the patient’s cancer. 

Menorah Medical Center and Research Medical Center offer American College of Surgeons accredited Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Programs; Centerpoint Medical Center is an accredited Community Hospital Cancer Program; and Belton Regional Medical Center is an Accredited Associate Cancer Program. 

For assistance with any questions or managing referrals, contact Menorah Medical Center’s Breast Care Nurse Navigator at (913) 498-6420.