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David Michael Euhus, MD

Director, Breast Surgery
Professor of Surgery
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  • Director, Breast Surgery
  • Professor of Surgery
  • Professor of Oncology

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  • Breast Center
  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center


Breast Biopsy, Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Prevention, Breast Conservation Surgery, Breast Disease, Breast Surgery, Breast Surgical Services, Breast Tissue Expander, Cancer Genetics, General Surgery, Genetics, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy, Surgical Oncology


David Euhus, M.D., joins the Department of Surgery as chief of breast surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology. He comes to Johns Hopkins from University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center, where he was the Marilyn R. Corrigan Distinguished Chair in breast cancer surgery and co-director of the Mary L. Brown Breast Cancer Genetics and Risk Assessment Clinic in the Center for Breast Care.    

Dr. Euhus has dedicated his career to understanding breast cancer at the molecular level to determine the most effective treatments for it  and will continue this work at Johns Hopkins. His research has included using fine needle aspiration to evaluate DNA for acquired changes that lead to a higher risk of breast cancer, as well as examining the link between high blood glucose or higher body mass indexes and  breast cancer. His research on breast cancer genetics and defining biomarkers for breast cancer help define who should be tested for genetic risk of breast cancer and how to proceed upon finding a genetic link.

In addition to his special interest in the treatment of high-risk patients with genetic predisposition or familial history of breast cancer, Dr. Euhus specializes in breast surgery procedures that include nipple-sparing mastectomy and hidden incisions to reduce visible scarring.   

Dr. Euhus is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Surgery and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.


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  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American Society of Breast Surgery
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
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    • Saint Louis University School of Medicine (Saint Louis MO ) (1984)


    • UCLA Medical Center / Surgery (Los Angeles CA ) (1991)
    • Nottingham City Hospital / Breast Surgery (Nottingham) (1990)


    • UCLA Medical Center / Oncology (Los Angeles CA ) (1988)


    • General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (2010)
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    Selected Publications

    Daniel J Scott; Patricia C Bergen; Robert V Rege; Royce Laycock; Seifu T Tesfay; R.James  Valentine; David M Euhus; D.Rohan Jeyarajah; William M Thompson; Daniel B Jones.  Laparoscopic training on bench models: Better and more cost effective than operating room experience? Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2000;191(3):272-283.

    E. Racila; D. Euhus; A.J. Weiss; C. Rao; J. McConnell; L.W.M.M. Terstappen; J.W. Uhr. Detection and characterization of carcinoma cells in the blood. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 1998;95(8):4589-4594.

    Songdomg Meng; Debasish Tripathy; Eugene P. Frenkel; Sanjay Shete; Elizabeth Z. Naftalis; James F. Huth; Peter D. Beitsch; Marilyn Leitch; Susan Hoover; David Euhus; et al. Circulating tumor cells in patients with breast cancer dormancy. Clinical Cancer Research. 2004;10(24):8152-8162.

    Songdong Meng; Debasish Tripathy; Sanjay Shete; Raheela Ashfaq; Barbara Haley; Steve Perkins; Peter Beitsch; Amanullah Khan; David Euhus; Cynthia Osborne; et al. HER-2 gene amplification can be acquired as breast cancer progresses. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2004;101(25):9393-9398.

    William C. Dooley; Britt-Marie Ljung; Umberto Veronesi; Massimiliano Cazzaniga; Richard M. Elledge; Joyce A. O'Shaughnessy; Henry M. Kuerer; David T. Hung; Seema A. Khan; Rogsbert F. Phillips; et al. Ductal lavage for detection of cellular atypia in women at high risk for breast cancer. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2001;93(21):1624-1632.

    Tanja Fehm; Arthur Sagalowsky; Edward Clifford; Peter Beitsch; Hossein Saboorian; David Euhus; Songdong Meng; Larry Morrison; Thomas Tucker; Nancy Lane; et al. Cytogenetic evidence that circulating epithelial cells in patients with carcinoma are malignant. Clinical Cancer Research. 2002;8(7):2073-2084.

    A.K. Virmani; A. Rathi; U.G. Sathyanarayana; A. Padar; C.X. Huang; H.T. Cunnigham; A.J. Farinas; S. Milchgrub; D.M. Euhus; M. Gilcrease; et al. Aberrant methylation of the Adenomatous Polyposis Coli (APC) gene promoter 1A in breast and lung carcinomas. Clinical Cancer Research. 2001;7(7):1998-2004.

    K.O. Toyooka; S. Toyooka; A.K. Virmani; U.G. Sathyanarayana; D.M. Euhus; M. Gilcrease; J.D. Minna; A.F. Gazdar. Loss of expression and aberrant methylation of the CDH13 (H-cadherin) gene in breast and lung carcinomas. Cancer Research. 2001;61(11):4556-4560.

    D.M. Euhus; C. Hudd; M.C. LaRegina; F.E. Johnson. Tumor measurement in the nude mouse. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 1986;31(4):229-234.

    Sining Chen; Edwin S. Iversen; Tara Friebel; Dianne Finkelstein; Barbara L. Weber; Andrea Eisen; Leif E. Peterson; Joellen M. Schildkraut; Claudine Isaacs; Beth N. Peshkin; et al. Characterization of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in a large United States sample. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2006;24(6):863-871.


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