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MedStar Health: Betty Lou Ourisman Breast Health at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

3800 Reservoir Rd., NW
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Lombardi Clinic Ground Floor
Washington, DC 20007

Welcome to the Betty Lou Ourisman Breast Health Center

At the Betty Lou Ourisman Breast Health Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, the expertise and range of services offered are unrivaled in the Washington, D.C. area. Here you’ll find a newly renovated, one-of-a-kind, spa-like clinic designed to provide the most professional breast health care possible by coordinating services across specialties to maximize efficiency and produce optimal outcomes.

Our multidisciplinary tumor board, made up of a broad panel of breast experts, work within steps of each other, providing seamless and comprehensive management of each patient’s condition. In one visit, you may be seen by a doctor or nurse practitioner who specializes exclusively in breast health, by a radiologist who dedicates their practice to interpreting mammograms only, or by a surgeon who focuses solely on breast surgery.

Housed within the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, the District of Columbia’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, our breast cancer program includes clinicians, as well as basic and translational scientists, who are involved in studies ranging from preclinical models to treatment and outcomes. Our program supports the development of novel investigator-initiated clinical trials across the continuum, outreach and research activities among underserved communities, and breast cancer patient advocacy.

As part of our comprehensive cancer care, we offer tailored prevention and screening services to guide patients who may have an increased risk of developing breast cancer due to factors such as genetics, a family history of breast cancer, gynecologic history, and lifestyle factors. Called the THRiVE (The High Risk Evaluation and Education) Program, the goal is to help patients understand, manage, and reduce their risk for developing breast cancer. Patients can be referred by a physician, a genetic counselor, or may choose to contact our program directly.

Whether you’re looking for preventive services, exploring treatment options, or want to request a second opinion regarding a breast cancer diagnosis, you can be sure that everything you need is offered at the Betty Lou Ourisman Breast Health Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Visiting Betty Lou Ourisman Breast Health Center

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday:
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Insurance

MedStar Health participates with most major health insurance plans. Please contact your insurance company to make sure your plan is covered.

Patient stories

Accreditation

As part of MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute, the Betty Lou Ourisman Breast Health Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital continuously meets the rigorous standards that are required to earn recognition from some of the nation’s most highly regarded accrediting bodies. This includes:

  • Accreditation with Commendation from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Cancer
  • Certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative program
  • Full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
  • Accreditation from the American College of Radiology

Support group

Breast cancer support group

Providing support to survivors and those currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Virtual meeting, the first Monday of each month, 6-7 pm. To learn how to join, call 240-695-6904 or email christine.taylor@medstar.net.

Join our private Facebook group

Facebook.com/groups/MedStarBreastHealthProgram