Arizona Center for Cancer Care has brought together the top specialists in cancer treatment, technology and research in order to provide the most cutting-edge, patient-focused service in the state – and beyond.
- Language(s): English
- College: North Carolina State University
- Graduate College: The University of Phoenix
Heather M. Anderson is a nurse practitioner at the Arizona Center for Cancer Care. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and a minor in Microbiology in 1997. In 2004 she graduated from Northern Virginia Community College with an Associate of Science degree in nursing. Less than ten years later, she earned her Master of Science degree in nursing.
Prior to joining Arizona Center for Cancer Care, Anderson gained a variety of experience, including working as a senior lab technician at the Fairfax Cryobank and as a registered nurse at Georgetown University Hospital, The Center for Laser Surgery and Van Dyke Laser & Skin. As a nurse practitioner at Pinnacle Oncology Hematology Heather has a special interest in working with breast cancer patients.
In addition to Anderson’s schooling and work experience, she holds various certificates and licenses. She is certified by the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support. She has completed the Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider course and in 2013 she became certified as an Advanced Oncology Nurse Practitioner.
In her spare time Heather enjoys running marathons and competing in long distance triathlons.
- Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
- Residency: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Fellowship: Medstar Washington Hospital Center
Dr. Angeles is a board certified general surgeon with advanced training in benign and malignant breast diseases. She is committed to a multidisciplinary approach to treat breast cancer, working closely with the other subspecialists in oncology to provide the best treatment plan for each patient. She also incorporates oncoplastic techniques to provide optimal cosmetic outcomes after breast conservation surgery.
Dr. Angeles received her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She completed her general surgery residency at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania. Having a special interest in breast cancer, she went on to complete a breast surgical oncology fellowship at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.
Marcia completed a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science at Arizona State University. She then went on to complete a dual degree program in Physician Assistant Studies as well as a Master of Health Professions Education at Midwestern University.
Marcia has worked in breast surgery for over 14 years and has been heavily involved in research in breast cancer and breast disease. She received special recognition in surgery by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She has 27 publications, and on 4 of them, she was first author. In 2013, she was awarded the American Academy of Physician Assistants Paragon Publishing Award. She has also been recognized by the American Academy of Physician Assistants as a Distinguished Fellow.
Marcia is committed to reducing disparities in healthcare and reducing barriers to cancer care. She has designed and implemented a program to improve understanding of breast cancer concepts in undereducated patients. She works hard to ensure that patients are well informed of their options and have the information necessary to be empowered to make important decisions about their treatment. She has great experience working with patients from varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds and is a certified Spanish interpreter.
In her free time, Marcia enjoys the simple things in life. She loves to be with her husband and two daughters. Personal wellness including nutrition and fitness are high priorities, and she has been regularly practicing yoga for over 20 years. She is a volunteer with the Girl Scouts, and enjoys hiking and camping.
- College: California State University
- Medical School: Flinders University of South Australia
- Residency: Pennsylvania State University
- Breast Surgical Fellowship: The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Dr. Kimberli Cox specializes in treating benign and malignant breast disease. She has a special interest in breast conservation and minimally invasive techniques. With this emphasis, she helps each patient choose the best surgical and oncologic results while preserving as much normal breast tissue as possible.
Dr. C ox joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2015 when Comprehensive Breast Center of Arizona entered into a partnership with them. After completing undergraduate and graduate degrees at California State University, Dr. Cox graduated from Flinders University of South Australia. She completed her general surgery training at Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and a Breast Surgical Oncology fellowship at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey/UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.
Dr. Cox enjoys hiking in the Arizona foothills and Bikram yoga. She travels and, in particular, enjoys the beautiful culture and history of the Asian countries.
Dr. Cox sees patients at the Peoria and North Phoenix locations.
College: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Residency: Creighton University
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
Dr. Davis is a fellowship trained breast surgeon specializing in benign and malignant diseases of the breast. He focuses on a multidisciplinary team approach which encompasses the entire care of the patient from their initial diagnosis until complete post-operative recovery. He has a clinical interest for the adolescent population, lympho-venous bypass, minimally invasive surgical techniques and oncoplastic reconstruction.
He was born and raised in Chicago, IL and completed undergraduate training at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Subsequently he attended the Medical College of Wisconsin followed by General Surgery Residency at Creighton University School of Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona. Ultimately Dr. Davis completed his prestigious Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota
Dr. Davis is an editor for various journals with over 50 publications including oral and poster presentations to date. He is the leading author on several manuscripts focusing on advanced stage breast cancer, idiopathic granulomatous mastitis and the management of adolescent breast masses. He strives to raise the bar in the advancement of breast cancer management and technology.
As the lead breast surgeon for the Multidisciplinary Breast Tumor Board he has a special interest in the management of complex breast cases. He is involved in enrolling patients into national research studies and clinical trials. His love of outdoor activities and warm weather has drawn him to the Southwest where he currently resides and practices.
Areas of Expertise
- Benign and Malignant Breast Disease
- Adolescent Breast Disease
- Male Breast Cancer
- Genetic Risk Screening and high Risk Patient Analysis
- Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis
- Ultrasound Certification
- Oncoplastic Surgery Certification
- Clinical Trial Research
- Lumpectomy, Excisional Biopsies, Duct Excisions
- Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
- Axillary Lymph Node Dissections
- Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
- Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
- Hidden Scar Central Venous Catheter Placement
- Lympho-venous bypass (prophylactic surgery to prevent lymphedema)
- Placement of Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation catheters (brachytherapy)
Dr. Duchini is a Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Breast Surgical Oncologist and Oncoplastic Reconstructive Surgeon with over 13 years of experience. She was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania and completed her medical training at the Lake Erie School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her surgical training at the University of Pittsburgh Horizon and spent time at the Cleveland Clinic specifically learning Breast Surgery. She then went on to complete a prestigious fellowship at The Washington Cancer Institute in Washington D.C. which is part of the
National Institutes of Health, NIH, and the National Cancer Institute, NCI.
Dr. Duchini states “As breast surgeons, we need to recognize the special concerns of breast patients. We have a responsibility to be available, approachable, and provide information regarding community resources and support. I treat every one of my patients as if they are my mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and daughter. I put myself in their shoes and treat them like I would want to be treated. I also understand that the waiting is the hardest part, so I always want to get my patients in as soon as possible.”
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA, 1999
Residency: University of Pittsburg Medical Center, Horizon Farrell, PA, 2005
Fellowship: The Washington Cancer Institute, Washington D.C., 2006
Certifications: Oncoplastic Reconstructive Surgery, Diagnostic and Interventional Breast Ultrasound, & Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery
Dr. Duchini is located at Comprehensive Breast Center of Arizona in Peoria.
10230 Happy Valley Parkway, #200
Peoria, AZ 85383
- College: Arizona State University
- Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
- Residency: Ohio University
Dr. Sommer R. Gunia is one of the few sub-specialty Fellowship Trained Breast Surgical Oncologists in Scottsdale and is committed to the evaluation and treatment of breast disease. She is dedicated to brining the highest level of breast care to the valley by incorporating her expertise in the newest technologies and advancements available for both the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Her training included oncoplastic surgical technique, which combines the principles of cancer removal with optimal cosmetic results.
Dr. Gunia joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2015 when Comprehensive Breast Center of Arizona entered into a partnership with them. Dr. Gunia earned her undergraduate degree at Arizona State University. She obtained her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She completed her general surgery training through Ohio University and further specialized in Breast Surgical Oncology at Akron General Medical Center in Ohio.
Dr. Gunia enjoys playing cards, country line dancing, relaxing by the pool with a good book, traveling, attending concerts and spending time with her husband, Steve, and their two tabby cats.
Dr. Gunia sees patients at the Scottsdale location.
- Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
- Residency: Maricopa Medical Center
- Fellowship: University of Southern California – Surgical Oncology
A specialist in treating breast diseases, Dr. Moorthy practices oncoplastic breast surgery, which combines sound oncology principles with plastic surgery techniques. The goal is to obtain wider surgical margins for complete removal of the breast tumor and minimize the risk of recurrence, while still providing the best possible cosmetic results. She performs nipple sparing mastectomy, and participates in a national registry.
She was voted by her peers as a “Top Doc” in 2013. One of her passions is to promote international awareness of breast cancer, specifically in countries such as India.
Dr. Moorthy is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She completed her general surgery residency at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix and a Breast Surgical Oncology fellowship at the University of Southern California.
She has coauthored publications and a book chapter and is certified by the American Board of Surgery. In her spare time she enjoys travelling and playing tennis with her husband and two young sons.
Dr. Moorthy sees patients at the Peoria and North Phoenix locations. Please call for an appointment at (602) 374.3440.
- Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
- Residency: Hahnmemann Hospital
- Fellowship: University of California
After years of surgically treating breast cancer, Dr. Nakamura is eager to focus her expertise on counseling patients on its prevention. She is the Director of the Cancer Prevention Clinic at the Comprehensive Breast Center of Arizona which educates and follows patients with a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Her goal is to empower patients with increased awareness and a strategy for early detection or risk reduction. Being a fellowship trained breast surgeon, she is uniquely qualified to discuss preventative surgeries. Dr. Nakamura completed her Breast Surgery Oncology fellowship at the University of California with the nationally renowned breast surgeon, Dr. Melvin Silverstein, and has contributed a chapter in his book. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed General Surgery residency at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia. In her spare time, she is an avid softball mom and enjoys spending time with her family.
“Together we accomplish what no one can achieve alone.”
Dr. Sigalove specializes in treating both benign and malignant diseases of the breast. Experienced in minimally invasive techniques, she focuses on care with compassion, and emphasizes the team approach to fighting cancer. She strives to achieve the most optimal cancer treatment with the least amount of disfigurement to the breast.
Partnering with her husband, a reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Sigalove helped advance novel surgical techniques that minimize pain, maximize recovery, and enhance the appearance of the reconstructed breast. With multiple publications, she actively lectures and continues to teach the technique of nipple sparing mastectomy with pre-pectoral reconstruction.
Dr. Sigalove held the position of Breast Program Director at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Health System Clinician at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She was selected by her peers as “Top Cancer Doctor” in Chicago Magazine in 2017 and was chosen as “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly in 2014 and 2017.
Dr. Sigalove is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and completed her surgical residency at Rush Medical Center and Cook County Hospital in Chicago. She graduated from Rush Medical College and obtained her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.
Her love of the desert, heat and sun attracted Dr. Sigalove to Arizona, where she now lives with her twin children and husband. Dr. Sigalove’s practice philosophy is based on the premise, that in medicine, you always have the ability to “do the right thing.”
- College: Stanford University
- Medical School: University of California Los Angeles
- Residency: Maricopa Medical Center
- Dr. Victor Zannis has been a surgeon for more than 30 years and has been an 11 time “Top Doc” honoree, specializing in breast surgery. Dr. Zannis has been heavily involved in research, publishing numerous articles on breast cancer diagnoses and treatment. He serves as a national instructor in image-guided minimally invasive breast care techniques. A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Zannis has served as president of the Phoenix Surgical Society, the Southwestern Surgical Congress and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.Dr. Zannis earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and went on to the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine. He completed both his internship and residency at the Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.When Dr. Zannis is not working, he enjoys golf, hiking and spending time with his wife and two children.Dr. Zannis sees patients at the central Phoenix location.