Physician Profile

Cynara Coomer, MD, FACS
Chief of Breast Surgery
Director of Comprehensive Breast Center

Dr. Cynara Coomer is the Chief of Breast Surgery and Director of the Florina Rusi-Marke Comprehensive Breast Center at Staten Island University Hospital. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery focusing in breast health and breast cancer surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Coomer is the recipient of several awards including the Patient's Choice Award and America's Top Surgeons.

Dr. Coomer is board certified in general surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She specializes in performing nipple-sparing and areola-sparing mastectomies with immediate reconstruction. She is also experienced in providing partial breast radiation.

A native of South Africa, Dr. Coomer completed her medical school degree in 2002 at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Southern California. She fulfilled her surgical residency at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences Medical Center. Soon after, she was appointed an Assistant Professor of Surgery there.

Before coming to Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Coomer was a breast surgeon at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. At both hospitals she established a clinical practice devoted to treating breast diseases of all kinds, both benign and malignant.

Breast health isn't something Dr. Coomer only focuses on while at work. She's involved in many community awareness programs. She is also affiliated with a number of professional societies like the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group and the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group. Dr. Coomer is also on the Advisory Board for the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Coomer joined Fox News Channel as a medical contributor in May 2009. She provides expertise on a variety of topics in cancer research with a focus on women's health. She also appears as a medical reporter, host and blogger for Foxnewshealth.com and as a contributor on WNYW-FOX 5 News. Click here to see her most recent reports.