Diane O'Connor Thompson Breast Center - Anschutz1635 Aurora Ct 3rd Floor, Aurora, CO 80045
Clinical Interest for Patients
My clinical practice is dedicated to the multidisciplinary care of breast disease including benign diseases, DCIS, and invasive cancer. I also perform axillary surgery including sentinel lymph node dissection, axillary dissection, and targeted axillary dissection. I utilize oncoplastic techniques including breast conserving surgery and nipple sparing mastectomy.
I strive to provide individualized, patient-centered care to patients with breast disorders as part of a multidisciplinary team. My goal is to support patients and their families throughout all stages of their treatment.
- Breast Surgical Oncology
Conditions & Treatments
MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (2010)
University of Wisconsin (Madison) Program (2017)
University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center Program (2018)
The Impact of Standardized Surgical Site Prep Technique and a Formal Educational Curriculum on Surgical Site Infections at University of Colorado Hospital (2019)
A Randomized Study of Breast Cancer Patient Engagement with Patient Reported Outcome Measure Survey Results (2019)
Implementation of Enhanced Recovery Protocols for Patients Undergoing Breast Surgery to Reduce Opioid Use and Improve Perioperative Pain Management (2020)
A Mixed Methods Analysis of Changes in Sexual and Psychosocial Well-being in Women with Breast Cancer Throughout the Care Continuum (2020)
Improving Guideline-Concordant Opioid Prescription Practices in Surgery Using Multimodal Approach (2020)
Changes in Sexual and Psychosocial Well-being in Women with Breast Cancer: A Mixed Methods Study Throughout the Care Continuum (2020)
Research Interests for Patients
My research interests include evaluating outcome measures that are important to patients, such as psychosocial and physical well-being, throughout the course of treatment and recovery in an effort to provide high quality, patient-centered care. I also have an interest in quality improvement and study ways to improve the efficiency of care, patient safety, and patient outcomes after surgery for breast disease. My goal is to advance breast cancer care through clinical research and continuous process improvement.