About Tolga Ozmen, MD

Dr. Tolga Ozmen graduated from Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine in 2007. He completed his initial general surgery training in 2013 at Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey. After working for a few years at the same institution as a faculty member, he completed a fellowship in breast surgical oncology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine (in 2018). He completed his second general surgery residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine in 2022.

Dr. Ozmen has conducted and published many award-winning breast cancer studies in well-known journals. He has worked as the associate editor for several breast cancer textbooks. He speaks nationally and internationally on breast cancer, and serves on relevant professional societies.  


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Mass General Surgery: Surgical Oncology
55 Fruit St.
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-4000

Mass General Cancer Center
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-4000

Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center at Salem, NH
30 Tuscan Boulevard
Salem, NH 03079
Phone: 603-932-6933

Medical Education

  • MD, Istanbul University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Residency, Marmara University
  • Fellowship, University of Miami Hospital & Clinics

American Board Certifications

  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery

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Dr. Ozmen's research interest has focused on breast cancer-related lymphedema. He conducted studies on innovative techniques used in prevention and detection of lymphedema after breast cancer surgery. Dr. Ozmen is also interested in researching the link between vitamins and cancer development and treatment.


  • Select Publications:

    Ozmen T, Layton C, Friedman-Eldar O, Melnikau S, Kesmodel S, Moller MG, Avisar E. Evaluation of Simplified Lymphatic Microsurgical Preventing Healing Approach (SLYMPHA) for the Prevention of Breast Cancer-related Lymphedema After Axillary Lymph Node Dissection Using Bioimpedance Spectroscopy. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2022 April 30:S0748-7983(22)00424-3, doi:10.1016/j.ejso.2022.04.023

    Friedman-Eldar O, Ozmen T, El Haddi SJ, Goel N, Tjendra Y, Kesmodel SB, Moller MG, Franceschi D, Layton C, Avisar E. Axillary Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy in Node-Positive ER+/HER2- Breast Cancer Patients ? Predictors and Oncologic Outcomes. Ann Surg Oncol. 2022 March, doi:10.1245/s10434-022.11531-2

    Ozmen V, Ordu C, Ilgun AS, Unal C, Soybir G, Erdogan Z, Aktepe F, Tuzlali S, Ozturk A, Alco G, Duymaz T, Tapan TK, Ozmen T. The Effects of Vitamin D Replacement on Pathological Complete Response (pCR) in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Neo-Adjuvant Systemic Chemotherapy. The Breast Journal. 2021 Nov 21, doi:10.1111/tbj.14299

    Ozmen T, Lazaro M, Zhou Y, Vinyard A, Avisar E. Evaluation of Simplified Lymphatic Microsurgical Preventing Healing Approach (S-LYMPHA) for the Prevention of Breast Cancer-Related Clinical Lymphedema After Axillary Lymph Node Dissection. Ann Surg. 2018 May 23;270(6):1156-1160, doi:10.1097/

    Avisar E, Ozmen T. Management of the Positive Axilla in 2017 (Editorial). Breast Cancer Res Treat, doi:10.1007/s10549-017-4227-3

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