Background on Featured Guests:
Nancy Elliott, MD FACS
One of the first Fellowship-trained breast surgeons in the United States, Dr. Elliott started her Montclair practice in 1989. She completed training in breast disease at UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She received her medical degree from Mount Sinai Medical Center and completed a general surgery residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital, in New York City. Dr. Elliott graduated with honors from Barnard College, Columbia University.
Dr. Elliott is well known not only for medical expertise in the field of breast disease evaluation and treatment, but particularly for her sensitivity and commitment to her patients. She has been honored by the New Jersey General Assembly and Montclair Economic Development Council as “Outstanding Woman of the Year in Science,” for her distinction as the founder and director of the Montclair Breast Center and as a “superlative physician who exemplifies the spirit of caring and compassion.”
Dr. Elliott lectures extensively on breast cancer to professional and public groups and has had numerous appearances on national TV as a breast cancer specialist. She is a member of many professional societies including the President’s Council of the National Breast Cancer Coalition and a member of the New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group.
She received the “Luster for Life” Award at the 32nd Annual American Cancer Society’s Diamond Ball and was voted “Top Doc” by her peers in NJ Monthly magazine. She was also named a 2014 and 2017 “Top Doc” in Montclair Magazine.
“I can envision a time when women will no longer fear breast cancer; when prevention, early detection, and treatment will be painless, stress-free and 100% effective. Creating the Montclair Breast Center is my way of turning this vision into reality.”
Stacey Vitiello, MD
Dr. Stacey Vitiello completed a fellowship in Breast Imaging at Yale in 2000 and was presented with the Yale Department of Radiology Fellow of the Year Award. She served as Chief Resident during her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. Her subsequent years of clinical experience have honed her expertise in breast MRI, mammography, breast ultrasound, and minimally-invasive needle biopsies. Dr. Vitiello is a passionate advocate for high-quality, individualized breast cancer screening for all women. She founded a website and blog, The Breast Diaries, to share crucial information with a wider audience about topics related to breast imaging. Her blog articles on breast density were cited by Joan Lunden when she was searching for information on density when she herself was diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2013, Dr. Vitiello appeared on the list of Top 10 Online Influencers Making a Difference in the Battle Against Breast Cancer.
Dr. Vitiello has testified before the FDA regarding the issue of breast density, and she is an active advocate for a woman’s right to be informed of her breast density. She is a contributor to The Atlantic and KevinMD, and she has been interviewed for numerous print and online publications, including MORE magazine, Family Circle magazine, The Huffington Post, USAToday, Everyday Health, Imaging Economics, and others. She has contributed to a video series for TalkAboutHealth, and she has appeared on NJ 12 and FOX News.
A native of Harrington Park, NJ, Dr. Vitiello completed her undergraduate studies at Georgetown University, graduating with honors, and returned to her home state to attend medical school at UMDNJ- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Vitiello and her family reside in Hunterdon County.
“I am thrilled to be part of a top-quality practice that is a model for excellence in breast healthcare. The personalized and compassionate approach to medicine practiced here is unique, and results in excellent outcomes for our patients.”