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

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

4.8 out of 5 (465 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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18101 Prince Philip Drive
Suite 6100
Olney, MD, 20832


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18101 Prince Philip Drive
Suite 5200
Olney, MD, 20832


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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
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Open POS II
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Network OA
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • United Student Resources
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • First Health PPO
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Tricare Prime
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)



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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  • Dec 13, 2023

    Dr. Son is an Excellent Doctor! She listens, is compassionate and her bedside manner is warm and welcoming. I can't thank her enough for all she has done for me.

  • Dec 1, 2023

    Dr. Son is fabulous. Could not have had a better experience. I have recommended her to my friends.

  • Nov 29, 2023

    Dr Son is wonderful! She is very personable and caring