About Rebecca Kwait, MD

Rebecca M. Kwait, MD, is a surgeon in the Division of Gastrointestinal and Surgical Oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, specializing in breast surgery. She is also the breast surgery program director at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care and Salem Hospital. She is a part-time lecturer in surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kwait received her undergraduate training at Queen’s University and her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. She completed her surgical training at the University of Massachusetts followed by a fellowship in breast surgical oncology at the Program in Women’s Oncology at Brown University’s Women & Infants Hospital in Rhode Island. 

Dr. Kwait’s interests are focused on optimizing surgical treatment of breast cancer. She is particularly interested in improving cosmetic outcomes after breast cancer surgery, and reducing the anxiety surrounding breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. 

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Locations

Salem Hospital
81 Highland Ave.
Salem, MA 01923
Phone: 978-741-1200

Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
102-104 Endicott St.
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-882-6899

Medical Education

  • MD, St. George University, Grenada WI
  • Residency, Maimonides Medical Center
  • Residency, UMASS Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Women & Infants Hospital/Brown University Fellowship in Breast Diseases

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Research

Dr. Kwait?s research interests include innovation in breast cancer surgery, oncoplastic surgery, patient reported outcomes in breast surgery and reducing extent of axillary surgery during breast cancer operations.

Publications

  • Kwait RM, Pesek S, Onstad M, Edmonson D, Clark MA, Raker C, Stuckey A, Gass J. Influential forces in breast cancer surgical decision-making and the impact on body image and sexual function. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2016. 23(10):3403-11.Chowdhry VK, Bushey JA, Kwait RM, Goldberg S, Ritchie J, Ji Y, McKee R, Palladino D, Proulx G. Intraoperative radiation therapy as part of planned monotherapy for early-stage breast cancer. Journal of Radiation Oncology 2017. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13566-017-0338-z.Rojas KE, Butler E, Guiterrez J, Kwait RM, Laprise J, Scalia Wilbur J, Spinette S, Raker CA, Robison K, Legare R, Gass J, Stuckey A. Choosing high-risk screening vs. surgery and the effect of treatment modality on anxiety and breast specific sensuality in BRCA mutation carriers. Gland Surg 2019. 8(3):249-257. Gandhi C, Butler E, Pesek S, Kwait RM, Edmonson D, Raker C, Clark MA, Stuckey A, Gass J. Sexual dysfunction in breast cancer survivors: Is it surgical modality or adjuvant therapy? Am J Clin Oncol 2019. 42(6):500-506. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=kwait+rm%5Bauthor%5D

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