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Suzanne B. Coopey, MD


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Dr. Suzanne Coopey practices at both Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, NH. For patients wishing to see her in New Hampshire, please call 603-882-8375.


Surgical Oncology


Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Diagnosis and treatment of breast disease
  • Management of patients at high risk for breast cancer
  • Innovations in lumpectomy techniques
  • Nipple sparing mastectomy
Medical Education
  • MD, Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Residency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Board Certifications
  • Surgery
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Nashua: Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group

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Suzanne B. Coopey, MD is an Assistant in Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  She specializes in breast surgery.  She also serves as an Instructor in Surgery for Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Coopey received her undergraduate training at the Pennsylvania State University and her medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine.   She did her general surgery training at the Cleveland Clinic and received her fellowship training in breast oncology at the combined Massachusetts General Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham & Women's Hospital program.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Coopey's research activities are focused on innovations in lumpectomy techniques to optimize re-excision rates and cosmetic outcomes, clarifying the risk of breast cancer in women with atypical breast lesions, and evaluating nipple-sparing mastectomy techniques and outcomes.

Research Interests:
  - Optimizing Lumpectomy Outcome

  - High Risk Patients


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Coopey SB,Buckley JM, Smith BL, Hughes KS, Gadd MA, Specht MC.  Lumpectomy Cavity Shaved Margins Do NotImpact Re-Excision Rates in Breast Cancer Patients.  Annalsof Surgical Oncology [in press].

Coopey SB,Smith BL, Hanson SA, Buckley JM, Hughes KS, Gadd MA, Specht MC.  The Safety of Multiple Re-Excisions afterLumpectomy for Breast Cancer.  Annals of Surgical Oncology 2011 Jun 1[Epub ahead of print].

S Brooks, R Djohan, R Tendulkar, B Nutter, J Lyons, J Dietz.  Risk Factors forComplications of Radiation on Tissue Expander Breast Reconstructions.  TheBreast Journal [in press].

T Berry, S Brooks, N Sydow,R Djohan, J Lyons, J Dietz. Complication Rates of Radiation on TissueExpander and Autologous Tissue Breast Reconstruction.  Annalsof Surgical Oncology 2010:17;S202.

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Surgical Oncology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-6500617-643-9593
Fax: 617-724-3895

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