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Suzanne B. Coopey, MD

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.

  • Phone: 617-726-6500
Surgical Oncology
Department of Surgery


  • Cancer Center
  • Breast Cancer
Clinical Interests
Diagnosis and treatment of breast disease
Management of patients at high risk for breast cancer
Innovations in lumpectomy techniques
Nipple sparing mastectomy
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Nashua: Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
Medical Education
MD, Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Board Certifications
Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


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.


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.

Surgical Oncology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-6500
Phone 2: 617-643-9593
Fax: 617-724-3895