Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute Welcomes Leading Breast Surgeon

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Jill Dietz, MD, FACS, a nationally recognized breast surgeon and leader in the development of innovative, recently joined Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute.

PITTSBURGH PA - Jill Dietz, MD, FACS, a nationally recognized breast surgeon and leader in the development of innovative, high-quality breast disease treatment centers, has joined Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Cancer Institute as its Chief Transformation Officer, Director of Breast Growth and Strategy, and clinical breast surgeon.

Prior to joining AHN Cancer Institute, Dr. Dietz served as Director of Breast Center Operations at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Associate Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Dietz previously led breast centers at Washington University, Barnes Jewish Hospital, the Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals of Cleveland. She also served as Chief Quality and Allocation Officer for the Cleveland Clinic ambulatory surgery centers, and as principal at TrueNorth Medical Consulting, she serves as a consultant for breast centers around the world.

Dr. Dietz just completed a two-year term as President of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, during which she led the development of a robust virtual education platform for the organization’s 3,200 members. In that capacity, she also formed the COVID-19 Pandemic Breast Cancer Consortium, gathering leaders from major national cancer organizations to expeditiously publish “Guidelines for the Prioritization and Treatment of Breast Cancer during the Pandemic.” Leveraging her national and international reputation and influence in the field of breast surgical oncology, Dr. Dietz also co-developed “Global Breast Hub,” the first global platform for gathering and sharing data and best practices to decrease gaps in breast cancer care.

“We are thrilled to welcome a physician, researcher, and educator of Dr. Jill Dietz’s exceptional accomplishments, talents and vision to the AHN Cancer Institute team,” said David L. Bartlett, MD, Chair, AHN Cancer Institute. “She brings a unique combination of clinical excellence, innovative thinking and clinical operations expertise to our organization, and we look forward to the positive impact it will have on the quality and scope of care that we offer to our cancer patients.”

Dr. Dietz serves as Chair of the Standards and Accreditation Committee of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), an American College of Surgeon’s quality program. She is currently leading the complete rewrite of the standards to be value-based and patient-focused, and to offer NAPBC program members a roadmap to becoming centers of value and excellence.

A frequently published author, Dr. Dietz has published numerous scientific articles in leading journals such as JAMA Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology and the Annals of Surgical Oncology, as well as many other abstracts and book chapters. She was one of the first fellowship-trained breast surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic and went on to train many other breast fellows herself.

Dr. Dietz received her undergraduate degree from Allegheny College, and her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and has just completed her Masters in Health Care Management degree at Harvard Harvey Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Dietz has been named one of Cleveland’s Best Doctors by Cleveland Magazine from 2009-2020.

At AHN Cancer Institute, Dr. Dietz joins a multi-disciplinary team of more than 200 physicians and 500 advanced-practice oncology professionals. Clinicians within the Institute annually deliver more than 150,000 cancer treatments to more than 11,000 patients at clinical sites across western Pennsylvania.

Dr. Dietz’s clinical practice will be based at Wexford Health & Wellness Pavilion and AHN Wexford Hospital, scheduled to open in September.

For more information, call 412-330-2873.

*Originally published at AHN.org