Deanna Attai, MD, General Surgery, Burbank, CA, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

DeannaJ.AttaiMDFACS

General Surgery Burbank, CA

Breast

Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery - UCLA; Past President - American Society of Breast Surgeons; Social Media Editor - Journal of Oncology Practice; Editorial Board Annals of Surgical Oncology and Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews, ASCO Social Media Working Group

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Summary

  • UCLA Breast Surgeon, Past-President of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and social media editor for the Journal of Oncology Practice

Education & Training

  • Georgetown University HospitalResidency, General Surgery, 1995
  • Georgetown University HospitalInternship, General Surgery, 1990 - 1991
  • Georgetown University School of MedicineClass of 1990
  • Vassar CollegeB.A., 1986
  • Vassar CollegeB.A., 1986

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1999 - 2022
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 1995 - 2002
  • DC State Medical License
    DC State Medical License 1993 - 1997
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Society of Breast SurgeonsBreast Ultrasound

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • LA Magazine Super Doctor Super Doctors, 2015-2018
  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2015-2018
  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer Castle Connolly, 2015-2018
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Risks and Benefits of Twitter Use by Hematologist - Oncologists in the Era of Digital Medicine  
    Attai DJ, Anderson PF, Fisch MJ, Graham DL, Katz MS, Kesselheim J, Markham MJ, Pennell NA, Sedrak MS, Thompson MA, Utengen A, Dizon DS, Semin Hematol, 1/1/2017
  • The Emerging Role of Professional Social Media Use in Oncology  
    Sedrak MS, Dizon DS, Anderson PF, Fisch MJ, Graham DL, Katz MS, Kesselheim JC, Miller RS, Thompson MA, Utengen A, Attai DJ, Future Oncology, 1/1/2017
  • Strut-based accelerated partial breast irradiation: Report of treatment results for 250 consecutive patients at 5 years from a multicenter retrospective study  
    Yashar C, Attai D, Butler E, Einck J, Finkelstein S, Han B, Hong R, Komarnicky L, Lyden M, Mantz C, Morcovescu S, Nigh S, Perry K, Pollock J, Reiff J, Scanderbeg D, Sn..., Brachytherapy, 1/1/2016
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Books/Book Chapters

Abstracts/Posters

  • What Do Social Media Savvy Cancer Survivors Tell Us About the Completeness of Survivorship Programs?
    Radford DM, Staley AC, Landercasper J, Dietrich LL, Vang CA, Bogert A, Attai DJ, American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, J Clin Oncol, Chicago, IL, 1/1/2017
  • What Do Social Media Savvy Cancer Survivors Tell Us About the State of Survivorship Programs?
    Radford DM, Staley AC, Landercasper J, Dietrich LL, Vang CA, Bogert A, Attai DJ, American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, J Clin Oncol, Chicago, IL, 1/1/2017
  • Engaging Diverse Communities in Cancer Conversations Through Creation of Structure & Metadata Within Twitter.
    Anderson PF, Katz MS, Utengen A, Thompson MA, Fisch M, Johnston C, Attai DJ, Aase L, Miller RS, Lee T, Dizon DS, Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, Toronto, Canada, 1/1/2017
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Lectures

  • Striking the Right Tone: Optimizing the Use of Social Media During Conferences 
    2018 ASCO Annual Meeting - Chicago, Illinois - 06/2/2018
  • Appropriate Use of Social Media by for Personal and Professional Branding 
    Chicago, IL - 1/1/2017
  • Virtual versus In Person Breast Cancer Support and Education 
    Las Vegas, NV - 1/1/2017
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Other

  • Breast Imaging - Ultrasound 
    Attai DJ, Sinha R, The American Society of Breast Surgeons COACH (Comprehensive Online Archived Care Heuristic) WikiTex
    1/1/2012
  • Breast Imaging - Mammography 
    Attai DJ, Sinha R, The American Society of Breast Surgeons COACH (Comprehensive Online Archived Care Heuristic) WikiTex
    1/1/2012

Press Mentions

  • #BCSM: 'Invaluable Tool' for the Breast Cancer Community
    #BCSM: 'Invaluable Tool' for the Breast Cancer CommunityOctober 30th, 2020
  • How a Twitter Hashtag Provides Insights for Doctors and Support for People with Breast Cancer
    How a Twitter Hashtag Provides Insights for Doctors and Support for People with Breast CancerOctober 22nd, 2020
  • Emotional Response of US Breast Cancer Survivors During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Emotional Response of US Breast Cancer Survivors During the COVID-19 PandemicOctober 20th, 2020
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Committees

  • Working group member, Social Media Working Group / American Society of Clinical Oncology 2015 - Present
  • Secretary / Treasurer, Chair Finance Committee, Finance Committee, American Society of Breast Surgeons 2013 - 2014
  • Director, Board of Directors, American Society of Breast Surgeons 2011 - 2017
  • Committee Chair, Communications Committee, American Society of Breast Surgeons 2008 - 2014

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