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Jill R. Dietz, MD

Jill R. Dietz, MD

Representing the American Society of Breast Surgeons

Dr. Jill R. Dietz is director of breast center operations at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and associate professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH.

Dr. Dietz is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and has enjoyed her dedicated breast practice for 17 years. Dr. Dietz earned her undergraduate degree at Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, and her MD from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. She completed a fellowship in breast surgical oncology and a general surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic, OH.

A dedicated researcher, Dr. Dietz has received numerous grants for and has been the principal investigator on multiple research studies focused on understanding breast cancer risks. Her areas of research have included infections after surgery, oncoplastic techniques and the role that genetic factors play in developing breast cancer. Dr. Dietz has published multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts related to her research and produced chapters for nearly a dozen textbooks. She has given more than 100 oral presentations at regional and national medical meetings and has been the face and voice of community education about breast cancer on several local and national media outlets.

She is currently a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) Board of Directors, co-chaired the ASBS publications this year. Dr. Dietz is actively involved with teaching and is a member of the Society of Surgical (SSO) SCORE education committee. In addition, Dr. Dietz previously served as chair of the SSO Program Directors Committee, chair of the Fellows Institute, and chair of the ASBS Annual Meeting in 2013–2014.