Michael Alvarado, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Michael Alvarado, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Surgery and member of the breast care and melanoma programs. Dr. Alvarado received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, his master's degree in chemistry from the University of Arizona and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Alvarado plays an integral role in the world-renowned multidisciplinary breast care team at the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center in the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Ron Balassanian, MD


Jeff Belkora, PhD, MSc

Associate Adjunct Professor
Institute for Health Policy Studies

Janet Black

Ambul Patient Care Mgr
MB Cancer Center-Shared Serv

Lamorna Brown Swigart, PhD

Adjunct Professor
Laboratory Medicine

Michael Campbell, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Jo Chien, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. A. Jo Chien specializes in breast cancer, with special expertise in tumors that are called HER2+ (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2), typically a more aggressive type of cancer. Her primary research interests include HER2+, breast cancer in young women, and fertility problems related to cancer treatment.

Laura Esserman, MD


Dr. Esserman is a surgeon and breast cancer oncology specialist, and is the Director of the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In 1996, she started the Center of Excellence for Breast Cancer Care to integrate clinical care and research, automate tools for the capture of patient and clinical data, and develop systems to tailor care to biology, patient preference, and performance. Dr.

Allison Fiscalini

Director, Athena Breast Prog.

Gillian Hirst, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Nola Hylton, PhD

Professor in Residence

Nola Hylton, PhD, is a Professor in Residence in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, and Director of the Breast Imaging Research Group at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Hylton received her BS in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1979, and she obtained her PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford University, California in 1985.

Natalie Marshall, MD

MSP Physician