Jennifer Daniella Son, MD| Breast Surgery, General Surgery | MedStar Health
Jennifer Daniella Son

Jennifer Daniella Son, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (574 reviews)

Specialties: Breast Surgery, General Surgery

Languages: Spanish, French, English

About me

Dr. Jennifer D. Son is a board-certified general surgeon and fellowship-trained breast surgeon. She is also a fellow of the American College of Surgery. Dr. Son's clinical interests include breast conservation, nipple sparing mastectomies, intraoperative radiation, oncoplastic breast surgery, risk-reducing breast surgery, and treatment of both benign and malignant breast disease.

Dr. Son has published papers and book chapters focusing on safety and efficacy of nipple sparing mastectomies, invasive lobular cancer, disparities in breast cancer care and the development of personalized breast cancer care. She is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

Her mission is to provide quality care to patients and to empower them to make the best medical decision for them through education and evidence-based medicine. Patients are unique and there is no "one size fits all". Working together and having excellent communication and transparency help provide compassionate and high quality care to each of her patients.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoma In Situ Of Breast
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
  • Her2neu Receptor
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Mammogram
  • Acquired Absence Of Breast
  • Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
  • Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia
  • Atypical Papilloma
  • Axillary Mass
  • Benign Breast Lump
  • Brca
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cyst
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Thickening
  • Carcinoma In Situ Of Breast
  • Contusion Of Breast
  • Dense Breast
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
  • Dysplasia Of Breast
  • Er Positive Breast Cancer
  • Family History Of Breast Cancer
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Galactocele
  • Galactorrhea
  • Gynecomastia
  • Her2neu Receptor
  • Hereditary Breast And Ovarian Cancer
  • History Of Breast Cancer
  • History Of Fibrocystic Disease
  • Hypopigmented Nipple Lesions
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS)
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Lymphedema
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mammary Duct Ectasia
  • Mammary Dysplasia
  • Mastitis
  • Mastodynia
  • Mastopathy
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Microcalcifications
  • Mondor's Disease
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Nipple Diseases
  • Nipple Fissure
  • Nipple Lesions
  • Paget's Disease Of The Breast
  • Postpartum Mastitis
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer
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Procedures I perform

  • Aspiration Breast Cyst
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Follow Up
  • Breast Conservation
  • Breast Examination
  • Breast Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cancer Risk Reduction Surgery
  • Core Needle Biopsy Of Breast
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Male Breast Reduction
  • Mastectomy
  • Mastotomy
  • Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
  • Open Breast Biopsy
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Sparing Mastectomy
  • Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Betty Lou Ourisman Breast Center
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 877-376-2420

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Fax 877-376-2420

18101 Prince Philip Drive
Suite 6100
Olney, MD, 20832


Fax 301-260-3293

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5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1100
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

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MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • United Student Resources
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • D-SNP)
    • I-SNP
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • United Choice
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Navigate
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Select
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Virginia Premier
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Tricare East Select
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia



Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Fellowship Program: University of California San Francisco (2020)

Residency Program: Rush University Medical Center (2019)

Internship Program: Rush University Medical Center (2015)

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine (2014)

News and publications

1. Sayyed A, Deldar R, Aminpour N, Sogunro O, Maini M, Masanam M, Son JD, Fan KL, Song DH. A
Single-Institution Review of Reconstructive Techniques and Outcomes in Post Mastectomy Triple
Negative Breast Cancer Patients. Translational Breast Cancer Research. Accepted. January 2023.
2. Sogunro, OA, Maini M, Deldar D, Maini AS, Greige N, Greenwalt I, Wehner P, De La Cruz LM, Son
JD. Prognostic Predictors of Mortality in Male Breast Cancer: Outcomes in an Urban Population.
Journal of Surgical Research. Volume 281, 2023. 192-199,
3. Sogunro O, Sayyed AA, Aminpour N, Towfighi P, Maini M, Masanam M, Deldar R, Murray DeLaCruz
L, Greenwalt I, Son JD.  Triple Negative Breast Cancer and Reconstruction: Predictors of Recurrence,
Complications, and Mortality. June 2022, Breast Disease.
4. Deldar R, Sayyed AA, Towfighi, P, Aminpour N, Sogunro O, Son JD, Fan KL, Song DH. Post-
mastectomy Reconstruction in Male Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review. The Breast Journal. March
5. Hewitt K, Miller P, Piper M, Prionas N, Son JD, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ, Wong JM, Ewing C,
Mukhtar RA. Positive margins after mastectomy in patients with invasive lobular carcinoma of the
breast: Incidence and management strategies. Am J Surg. June 2021.
6. Hewitt K, Son JD, Glencer A, Borowsky A, Cooperberg M, Esserman LJ. The Evolution of Our
Understanding of the biology of Cancer is the Key to Understanding and Avoiding Overdiagnosis and
Overtreatment. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. 2020.
7. Woodfin A, Cortina CS, Tangalakis L, Wang X, Son JD, Poirier J, Rao R, Kopkash, K, Madrigrano A.
Treating positive axillary disease in elderly breast cancer patients: the impact of age on radiation

therapy. Breast Care. July 2020.
8. Son JD, Piper M, Hewitt K, Alvarado M, Esserman L, Ewing C, Wong J, Mukhtar R. Oncological
outcomes of total skin sparing mastectomy for invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast: a 20-year
institutional experience. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2020
9. Tangalakis L, Poirier J, Cortina C, Son J, Madrigrano A. Obesity does not influence management of
advanced breast cancer in the elderly. Clinical Breast Cancer. 2018.
10. Son JD, Mulder L, Madrigrano A. A study on intra-operative radiation therapy in breast cancer patients:
does socioeconomic status or race correlate with cure? Surgery: Current Research. Oct 2018. 8 (10).
11. Son JD, Tran M, Mir F, Millikan KW, Mahon B. Myoepithelial carcinoma of the thigh after lipoma
excision. The American Surgeon. Aug 2017. Vol 83.
12. Yon JR, Son JD, Fredericks C, Morton M, Kingsley S, Gupta S., MD, Poulakidas S, and Bokhari F.
Marjolin’s Ulcer in Chronic Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A rare complication of an often-neglected
disease. Journal of Burn Care and Research. Mar 2017. 38 (2): 121-124.
13. Garrett TA, Raetz CR, Son JD, Richardson TD, Bartling C, Guan Z. Non-enzymatically derived minor
lipids found in Escherichia coli lipid extracts. Biochim Biophys Acta. Nov 2011. 1811 (11): 827-837.
14. Garrett TA, Raetz CR, Richardson T, Kordestani R, Son JD, Rose RL. Identification of
Phosphatidylserylglutamate: A Novel Minor Lipid in Escherichia coli. Journal of Lipid Research. Aug
2009. 50 (8): 1589-1599.

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  • May 29, 2024

    Dr. Son, demonstrates outstanding skills explaining protocols and procedures .Listen & answered my questions in detail. The drawing were helpful in explaining the condition & treatment.

  • May 29, 2024

    Very caring and professional!

  • May 24, 2024

    Outstanding visit