Helen A. Pass

Helen A. Pass, MD

Co-Director, Breast Center, Chief of Breast Surgery, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Columbia University


Member of: Stamford Health Medical Group

About Me

Dr. Pass is Co-Director of the Stamford Health Breast Center and Chief of Breast Surgery at Stamford Hospital. A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, she is a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist who limits her practice to the evaluation and treatment of patients with breast cancer and other breast complaints.

Dr. Pass is a Governor of the American College of Surgeons; a member of the Executive Committee of the Commission on Cancer; past President and prior Chairman of the Board of the American Society of Breast Surgeons; and a founding member, as well as past member of the Board of Directors of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

Prior to joining Stamford Hospital, Dr. Pass served as Director of the Breast Care Center at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Director of the Comprehensive Breast Care Center at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan and Director of Breast Services at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, New York.

She has been recognized as:

  • Top Doctor Fairfield County, annually 2013 – 2016
  • Top Doctor New York Metro Area, annually 2006 – 2015
  • Top Doctor Westchester, annually 2006 – 2011
  • Best Doctors in America, annually 2003 – 2016



Special Interests

Breast cancer
Oncoplastic breast surgery
Neoadjuvant treatment of breast cancer
Breast cancer in pregnancy
Recurrent breast cancer


  • Breast Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
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Medical School

University of Michigan Medical School


Georgetown University Medical Center
University of Texas Medical School


National Institute of Health

Published Work

  • 120 invited lectures
  • 50 peer reviewed publications
  • 16 book chapters

Board Certifications

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

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