Dr. Stacey Carter joins the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, part of the NCI-designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine, and the Department of Surgery as an assistant professor, bringing her expertise in surgical oncology to Baylor.
Carter joins the Breast Center team as a full-time dedicated breast surgeon, complementing the growing multidisciplinary team.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Carter to the Breast Center. Her expertise in breast surgery truly rounds out our comprehensive care services,” said Dr. Matthew Ellis, McNair scholar and director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center.
A native Houstonian, Carter graduated from the University of California, Berkeley before returning to Texas. She completed her medical training at UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, followed by her general surgery training at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
“It is always exciting to see an excellent graduate join the Baylor family as full-time staff, and Dr. Carter will be a true asset to the surgery department, bringing a new specialty and talent to our team. I know she will provide exemplary care and the very best knowledge and expertise to our patients,” said Dr. Todd Rosengart, chair and professor of surgery at Baylor who also holds the DeBakey-Bard Chair in Surgery.
“I am eager for the opportunity to be a part of Baylor and the Breast Center as a dedicated breast surgeon,” said Carter. “Having grown up in the city, it’s been a lifelong dream to contribute to the high caliber of care provided at Baylor. I’m excited to join this team of talented, committed physicians.”
Dr. Steven Curley, professor of surgery and director of the division of surgical oncology, added, “I am thrilled Dr. Carter has joined our vibrant and growing surgical oncology program. She is an excellent breast surgeon, a compassionate clinician, and will enhance our clinical research program.”
One of the first goals on Carter’s agenda is to bring the seed localization program to Baylor. “This is a step forward in the care of patients with breast lesions,” she said. “This procedure would make the surgery experience more comfortable for patients.” Seed localization assists the surgeon in locating non-palpable lesions.
In addition to seeing and treating breast cancer patients, Carter’s clinic also will be dedicated to diagnosing and treating a variety of breast complaints, including benign conditions.
“As we continue to expand and extend the outstanding clinical care provided by the physicians in the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, we welcome Dr. Carter back to Baylor, where she will further enhance our internationally recognized breast cancer program, which provides comprehensive care to women with breast disease and cancer,” said Dr. Kent Osborne, professor and director of the Duncan Cancer Center.