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Suzanne B. Coopey, MD


Accepting New Patients


Dr. Suzanne Coopey practices at both Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and Danvers, and at North Shore Medical Center. For patients wishing to schedule an appointment, please call 978-882-6899.


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
  • Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
  • Salem: North Shore Medical Center
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • 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
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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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.

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
  • Nipple Sparing Mastectomy

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Select Publications:

  • Coopey SB, Smith BL. The Nipple is Just Another Margin. Ann Surg Oncol 2015 Nov;22(12):3764-6.
  • Coopey SB, Tang R, Lei L, Freer PE, Kansal K, Colwell AS, Gadd MA, Specht MC, Austen WG, Smith BL. Increasing Eligibility for Nipple Sparing Mastectomy. Ann Surg Oncol 2013;20(10):3218.
  • Coopey SB, Specht MC, Warren L, Smith BL, Winograd JM, Fleischmann K. Use of Preoperative Paravertebral Block Decreases Length of Stay in Patients Undergoing Mastectomy plus Immediate Reconstruction. Ann Surg Oncol  2013;20(4): 1282-6.
  • Coopey SB, Mazzola E, Buckley JM, Sharko J, Belli AK, Kim EM, Polubriaginof F, Parmigiani G, Garber JE, Smith BL, Gadd MA, Specht MC, Guidi AJ, Roche CA, Hughes KS. The Role of Chemoprevention in Modifying the Risk of Breast Cancer in Women with Atypical Breast Lesions. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2012;136(3): 627–633.
  • Coopey SB, Buckley JM, Smith BL, Hughes KS, Gadd MA, Specht MC.  Lumpectomy Cavity Shaved Margins Do Not Impact Re-Excision Rates in Breast Cancer Patients. Ann Surg Oncol 2011; 18:3036-3040
  • Coopey S, Smith BL, Hanson SA, Buckley JM, Hughes KS, Gadd MA, Specht MC. The Safety of Multiple Re-Excisions after Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol 2011; 18: 3797-3801.


Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA 01923-3623
Phone 1: 978-882-6899
Phone 2: 978-882-6890
Fax: 978-882-6850
Surgical Oncology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-6500
Phone 2: 617-643-9593
Fax: 617-724-3895

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