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Format: 04/19/2014
Format: 04/19/2014


Noted former UPMC Magee Breast Cancer Surgeon Now Practicing at West Penn Hospital

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Breast surgeon Donald Keenan, MD, Ph.D., has joined the staff of West Penn Hospital (WPH) and is now seeing patients in West Penn’s Mellon Pavilion offices. Dr. Keenan was recruited to the West Penn Allegheny Health System in 2007 and will continue to practice at the system's Canonsburg Hospital in Washington County as well. 

Dr. Keenan specializes in the evaluation and treatment of all malignant and benign breast disorders. He places a special emphasis on breast cancer risk assessment and risk reduction. He has published many abstracts as well as articles in peer-reviewed journals.

“We are delighted to have a surgeon of Dr. Keenan’s caliber at the West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS),” said William R. Poller MD, WPAHS Director of Breast Imaging. “His commitment to quality patient care is second to none.”

After earning his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Keenan completed a general surgery residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland and earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Case Western Reserve University.

Prior to joining West Penn Allegheny Health System, Dr. Keenan was a surgeon in the Magee-University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Program, Co-Director of the High-Risk Breast Cancer clinic at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. Keenan said patients can access virtually every phase of treatment and follow-up care at West Penn Allegheny Health System.

“West Penn Allegheny is on the cutting edge of the newest surgical techniques for benign and malignant breast disease, giving patients more options than ever before,” Dr. Keenan said. “We offer an array of multidisciplinary services, such as diagnostic breast imaging, medical oncology, radiation oncology and genetic counseling, to meet the diverse needs of our patients. Because our programs are available at different locations throughout the system, patients can be treated in an expeditious manner, close to home.”

West Penn Allegheny patients also benefit from the System’s affiliation with the world-renowned National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP), whose research operations center is located on the Allegheny General Hospital campus.

“For more than 50 years, international studies conducted by the NASBP have set the standard of care for breast and bowel cancer,” Dr. Keenan said. “Ongoing research is unlocking groundbreaking therapies for breast and colon cancer, giving new hope to millions of patients.”

“Dr. Keenan’s expertise in the care of breast cancer patients will serve as a positive addition to the current team of distinguished breast surgeons practicing at West Penn Hospital,” said Norman Wolmark, MD, Director of Oncology, West Penn Allegheny Health System and Chairman, NSABP.

West Penn Allegheny Health System’s team of breast surgeons includes: Allegheny General Hospital – Kathleen Erb, MD; Thomas Julian, MD, and Norman Wolmark, MD; West Penn Hospital – Raye Budway, MD; Dr. Erb and Dr. Keenan; Canonsburg Hospital – Dr. Keenan.

Dr. Keenan’s West Penn office is located at Suite 142 of Mellon Pavilion, 4815 Liberty Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood. Dr. Keenan also sees patients in the Ambulatory Care Center at Canonsburg Hospital, and at Two Landmark North on Route 19, Cranberry Township. Appointments at all three offices can be made by calling (888) 972-4722.


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