Your High Risk Team
WE ARE the first high risk breast cancer program in Dayton.
WE ARE the first in the nation to be Gold Seal-certified for Breast Cancer Care by the Joint Commission.
WE ARE also accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
WE USE advanced tools and technology for breast cancer risk assessment, early detection, and prevention.
WE BRING a compassionate, dedicated, team approach to your care.
ARE YOU at high risk?
Thomas A. Heck, MD, Co-Medical Director, Samaritian Breast Center
Dr. Thomas Heck is Co-Medical Director of Samaritan Breast Center. He is a dedicated breast surgeon who leads the breast center and provides a strong clinical perspective. He makes the diagnoses and creates treatment plans for patients. Dr. Heck reviews the diagnoses and treatment plans with the patients and the Breast Care Coordinator.
Dr. Heck graduated from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He then graduated from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He served both his surgical internship and residency at Harvard Fifth Surgical Service in New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He is licensed by the state of Ohio and is certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Ann Lensch, RN, BSN, MS, CBCN Breast Care Coordinator
Ann Lensch, Breast Care Coordinator, is the expert clinical liaison between the Samaritan Breast Center and the Samaritan Cancer Center for those patients who are diagnosed with cancer. As the Breast Care Coordinator, Ann is on the staff of the cancer center. She provides education, support, and resources to patients and helps coordinate and monitor their care with their key physicians. She helps patients build trust and confidence in their treatment program and helps provide continuity of care for those who move on to the cancer center.
Ann graduated from Community Hospital School of Nursing in Springfield, Ohio; Andrews Univeristy, Berrien Springs, Michigan; and California College for Health Sciences. She received her breast health certification from the Oncology Nursign Society in 2009. She was the 2006 recipient of the Janet Voinovich service award for the state of Ohio for her work related to prevention, education, screening, early detection, treatment and preserving quality of life for patients with breast cancer.
Faith Callif-Daley, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor, Samaritian Cancer Center
Faith Callif-Daley earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, in 1984. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Biology at the University of Cincinnati. In 1990, Faith was certified in Genetic Counseling by the American Board of Medical Genetics. In 2002, she was certified by the American Board of Genetic Counselors.
In her current position, Faith counsels patients as part of the Cancer Genetics Program at the Samaritan Cancer Center at both Good Samaritan North Health Center and Dayton Children’s Hospital. Genetic counseling for cancer includes pedigree, risk assessment, genetic testing, and related recommendations.
Shamim Jilani, MD, Samaritian Cancer Center
Dr. Jilani specializes in Hematology, Oncology and Internal Medicine at the Samaritan Cancer Center. She cares for patients with breast cancer on a daily basis. Dr. Jilani works with the multi-disciplinary breast cancer team at Good Samaritan Hospital to create the medical oncology treatment plan of care. She assists patients through and beyond the diagnosis of cancer, providing education, support and long-term follow up.
Dr. Jilani completed an Internship and Residency at the Flushing Hospital Medical Center, an affiliate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She then went on to complete a Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the Winthrop University Hospital, an affiliate of the State University of New York at Stonybrook. She is currently Board Certified in Oncology and Palliative Care and licensed by the Board of Medicine in the state of Ohio.
Dr. Jilani is an Associate Professor of Medicine with the Wright State University School of Medicine and serves as a preceptor for the Oncology Fellowship Program affiliated with WSU. She is held in high regard by her patients and colleagues and received the “2008 Physician Making a Difference Award” from Good Samaritan Hospital.
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