CentraState names new medical director of its Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program

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The Millstone Times January 2019

CentraState is proud to announce that board-certified breast surgeon John Pel- legrino, MD, who has been on staff at Cen- traState Medical Center for more than 20 years, has recently been named the medical director of the hospital’s Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program.

Dr. Pellegrino earned his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, NE, and completed a residency in surgery at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. He, thereafter, completed a year of post residency training specializing in surgical on- cology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, NY.

Dr. Pellegrino specializes in the surgical treatment of breast cancer and other diseases of the breast. As medical director, he will lead and work closely with the entire breast cancer team, which includes breast surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other ancillary cancer specialists, to combine their expertise to eval- uate and provide comprehensive, patient-tailored treatment for all stages of breast disease.

At The Star and Barry Tobias Women’s Health Center at CentraState, women can be provided with breast health wellness, diagnostic, treatment and counseling services. In addition to mammography, the center also offers stereotactic needle biopsy, breast needle localization, breast ultra- sound and bone densitometry. The Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Pellegrino or for more information about the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program at CentraState or any of the services offered at The Women’s Health Center, call 866-CENTRA7.

CentraState Healthcare System is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, com- munity-based health system that provides comprehensive health services in the central New Jersey region. In addition to offering a full range of leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options, CentraState serves as a valuable health partner focused on the latest ways to prevent disease, pro- mote healthy behaviors, and help people of all ages live life well. Based in Freehold, CentraState is comprised of a 284-bed acute-care hospital, a vibrant health and wellness campus, three award-winning senior liv- ing communities, a charitable foundation, and four convenient satellite health pavilions. The system also offers a family practice residency and geriatric fellowship training program in affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Among its many honors and accredita- tions, CentraState is one of only 2 percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® designation for nursing excellence three times. To learn more, visit centrastate.com.