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The Breast Health Center at Kent
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 736-3737
F: (401) 736-4519
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Jamie B. Patterson, MD
Jamie B. Patterson, MD

Medical Director, The Breast Health Center at Kent Hospital

Dr. Patterson is a breast surgeon and medical director of The Breast Health Center at Kent Hospital. She earned her medical degree at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and completed further training in breast surgical oncology through the University of Southern California/Hoag Breast Oncology Fellowship Program under the renowned breast surgeon, Dr. Melvin Silverstein, who pioneered oncoplastic breast surgery in the United States. In addition to her new leadership role at Kent, Dr. Patterson serves as an assistant clinical professor of surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and assists in training residents and fellows in the Women & Infants Hospital Breast Fellowship Program. She has extensive experience in breast conserving surgery, oncoplastic breast surgery, skin and nipple-sparing mastectomies, pregnancy associated breast cancer, and hidden-scar surgeries.

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Bachir J. Sakr, MD
Bachir J. Sakr, MD

Director, Medical Oncology
Chief, Cancer Program at Kent Hospital 

Dr. Sakr joined the Program in Women's Oncology in 2007. Dr. Sakr received a degree in medicine from The Lebanese University in Lebanon, and completed his fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Dr. Sakr sees patients at Women & Infants in his capacity as a full-time hematology and oncology specialist. He is fluent in three languages: Arabic, English, and French.

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Erik A. Hoy, MD, MBA
Erik A. Hoy, MD, MBA

Director of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Erik Hoy earned his medical degree from Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. He is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic surgery of the breast and body, reconstructive breast surgery, autologous fat grafting and anatomic breast implants, as well as soft-tissue reconstruction after cancer resection. Dr. Hoy currently practices at Care New England Surgical Care. Dr. Hoy completed an aesthetic/reconstructive breast fellowship in 2012 at Maxwell Aesthetics in Nashville, TN, with the developer of the newest generation “gummy bear” breast implant. He completed his plastic surgery residency at Rhode Island Hospital in 2011 and that same year obtained his master’s in business administration from the University of Rhode Island.

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Micaela Weaver, DO
Micaela Weaver, DO

Breast Surgeon

Micaela Weaver is a fellowship-trained breast surgeon and general surgeon. She received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Weaver completed her general surgery residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in Queens, New York and her breast surgical oncology fellowship training at Women & Infants.

Her Practice goals are to provide her patients with personalized and compassionate care for a wide variety of breast diseases. Dr. Weaver is trained in a wide variety of breast surgical procedures with an emphasis on hidden scar approaches and oncoplastic principles. She is additionally interested in breast cancer prevention and screening for women with above-average risk of getting breast cancer in their lifetimes. She believes that the best care comes from a multi-disciplinary approach and she looks forward to providing the best and most up-to-date care for each of her patients. Dr. Weaver is also passionate about advancing resident and fellow surgical education and improving the experience of women training in surgical specialties.

In her spare time, she likes reading, being in the outdoors, and sending time with friends. She is learning to play the banjo and spent the first 20 years of her life doing ballet and modern dance.

Ambreen Ijaz, MD, Medical Oncologist Hematologist Medical Oncologist Hematologist
Ambreen Ijaz, MD, Medical Oncologist Hematologist

Medical Oncologist

Ambreen Ijaz, MD, graduated from Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Punjab University Pakistan and pursued her internal medicine residency at Brown University. Due to her profound interest in hematology/medical oncology she joined Tufts University for her fellowship which she completed in 2011. She takes special interest in women’s care, focusing on the treatment of malignant, benign hematologic/oncologic disorders yet optimizing quality of life. Her goal is to always deliver focused efficient care, while being compassionate and empathetic to the needs of her patients. She is triple board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology.

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Benjamin P. Christian
Benjamin P. Christian

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Christian offers a broad range of reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery and hand surgery services to adults and children of all ages. He is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery and has additional training and certification in surgery of the hand. Dr. Christian builds caring, professional relationships, and works in a multidisciplinary approach at Kent Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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Jessical Laprise MS, CGC
Jessica Laprise, MS

Genetic Counselor

Angela DeRobertis, MD
Angela DeRobertis, MD

Radiation Oncologist

Dr. DeRobertis graduated with honors from Georgetown University and received her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University and is board certified by the American Board of Radiology in radiation oncology. She completed her residency training at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she went on to teach as an assistant professor of radiation oncology. Dr. DeRobertis also served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School as an assistant professor of radiation oncology and a clinical faculty member of the Massachusetts General Hospital/Dana Farber-Harvard Cancer Center. She sees patients with a variety of malignancies and has a special interest in breast and gynecologic cancers. She has extensive experience with all forms of radiation therapy, including brachytherapy and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).

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Patricia Karwan, NP
Patricia Karwan, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Christen Andrade
Christen Andrade, BSN, RN

Nurse Manager & Cancer Navigator

Dawn Sheehan
Dawn Sheehan, RN

Nurse Navigator

Breast Health Center Staff

Joanne Carlson, BSN, RN, Nurse Director of Infusion Unit

Ann Kirby, Social Work, Breast Health Center

Naveh Levy, MD, Chief & Medical Director of Women’s Imaging 

Stephen Hopkins, Director Diagnostic Imaging 

Cunxian Zhang, MD, Chief of Pathology 

Donna Loranger, Director of Nutrition Services 

Seth W. O’Donnell, MD, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen