Patrick I. Borgen, MD

Chair, Surgery; Director, Breast Cancer Program

Maimonides Physician


Breast Cancer, Breast Surgery, Surgical Oncology



About Me

Dr. Patrick I. Borgen is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center. He also heads the Maimonides Breast Center at the Maimonides Cancer Center, which is the only fully-accredited Breast Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Borgen was recruited from Memorial Sloan Kettering, where he served as Chief of Breast Services, Head of the Breast Cancer Research Laboratory, and Director of the Breast Cancer Disease Management Team. Dr. Borgen has received numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, the US Army and the National Cancer Institute. Widely published in peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Borgen is on the Editorial Board of Annals of Surgical Oncology, and on the Peer Review Board of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He is Guest Editor for: Surgery, Annals of Surgery, The Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Breast Diseases, Breast Diseases Quarterly, The Breast Journal, The Lancet, Archives of Surgery and Journal of Clinical Oncology. He is editor of three major textbooks on breast disease, and has contributed chapters to 15 other texts. To date, he has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 139 abstracts and 15 editorials. Dr. Borgen has been Chairman of the American College of Surgeons Breast Cancer Trials Group, as well as a Member of the Executive Board of Directors of the American Society for the Study of Breast Disease. He is currently on the Executive Boards of the Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc. and of Tulane University, and a member of the American Joint Committee on Cancer, Breast Task Force. His special interests include motorcycling, horseback riding, painting and music. His honors and awards include: Best Doctors in America, Castle Connolly Guide, 2002-2008; Best Doctors in New York, New York Magazine, 2003-2008; Who's Who in American Medicine (Harper Row, 1997-2002); Vincent Feliciano Memorial Lecturer; Harvey Lecturer 2002, American Association of Cancer Educators, Toronto; Lawson Memorial Visiting Professor, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, November, 2002; Foundation Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 1998; Molin Foundation Award, April 1993 Grant Period, 1993-1994; and the Jarrell Memorial Traveling Fellowship Award, American College of Surgeons, 1989.

Areas of Expertise

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease
  • Hereditary Breast Cancer Syndromes
  • High Risk Breast Disease


  • Axillary Node Dissection
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Reconstructive Breast Surgery
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Surveillance Breast Program


Medical Degree

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans


Ochsner Foundation Hospital


Ochsner Foundation Hospital


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center




  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CenterLight
  • Centers Plan
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • ElderPlan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Plan (United Healthcare)
  • Fidelis
  • Hamaspik
  • HealthFirst
  • Hotel Trades
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford
  • RiverSpring Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • VillageCare Max
  • VNS Choice
  • Wellcare
  • WTC Health Program

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