Comprehensive Breast Care in Your Community

As part of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, the Sullivan Breast Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital is dedicated to breast health and the care and treatment of breast cancer.

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Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m to 5:00 pm

No prescription is required for a screening mammogram. When you call, tell us the name of the physician to whom your screening results will be sent and have your insurance information handy. To minimize any discomfort, you may wish to schedule your mammogram for the part of your menstrual cycle during which your breasts are least likely to be tender (often the week after your menstrual period). Some women schedule mammograms with a friend for mutual support.

Appointment Preparation

On the day of your mammogram appointment:

  1. Bring films of earlier mammograms if they were done at another facility.
  2. Arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.

Screening and Diagnosis

The Sullivan Center, granted by the American College of Radiology as a Center of Excellence for breast imaging, features:

Breast Imaging Team

To Schedule an Image-guided Biopsy

(Includes ultrasound guided biopsy, stereotactic biopsy, 3D guided biopsy, MRI guided biopsy)
Contact Danell Sorinmade, Biopsy Coordinator at 202-537-4966.

For questions, please contact: 

Endayan Zewdu,
Department Manager
202-243-5238[email protected]

Comparison with prior imaging is a key to assessing for change and accurate diagnosis. If your prior mammogram studies were performed outside of Sibley, please bring a disc of your prior studies.

Email: [email protected]

Breast Cancer Surgery

Our breast cancer surgeons take pride in discussing the surgery options with each patient and providing excellent specialized care. Specializations include oncoplastic techniques, nipple-sparing mastectomy, prophylactic mastectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy. For breast reconstruction, our surgeons work alongside expert breast reconstructive surgeons.

When patients arrive for their first appointment, a complete breast health history is reviewed. This visit includes a physical exam, followed by an in-depth consultationin which the patient is able to review their options and decide the best course of treatment.

Surgical Team

High Risk Breast Clinic

The High Risk Breast Clinic at Sibley Memorial Hospital is a comprehensive program for patients who are at increased risk for developing breast cancer. We offer a variety of services for the prevention and early detection of breast cancer in high-risk patients.

Who is at High Risk?

Generally, patients who are considered high risk have a:

  • Known genetic predisposition to breast cancer (due to a BRCA mutation or several other gene mutations that predispose to breast cancer)
  • Diagnosis of atypical hyperplasia
  • Diagnosis of lobular carcinoma of situ
  • Family history of breast cancer in a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter)
  • Family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer in multiple first and second degree relatives
  • History of radiation to the chest

Request an Appointment: 202-243-5230

Support Services

Whether you need additional mammograms, a biopsy or treatment for breast cancer, our dedicated nurse navigator can provide information and support. The nurse navigator helps get you to the right doctor and treatment at the right time, and help to guide you on you journey, no matter how simple or complex. 

Contact Jennie McLaughlin Tarica, R.N., M.S.N.
Phone: 202-370-6545
Email[email protected]

Learn more about our additional patient and family services.

Additional Contacts

Breast Cancer Services

Building D, Level 4
Phone: 202-243-5230

Medical Oncology and Infusion

Building B, Level 1
Phone: 202-660-6500

Radiation Oncology

Building B, Level 1
Phone: 202-537-4787
Fax: 202-243-5271
Radiation oncology nurse:
or 202-537-4347

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program

Building D, Level 4
Phone: 202-364-7665
Fax: 202-537-4900

Genetic Testing & Counseling

Phone: 202-370-6546

Oncology Social Worker

Phone: 202-243-2274


Phone: 202-537-4787 or 301-299-5584

Outpatient Palliative Care

Phone: 202-537-4787

Oncology Survivorship Coordinator/Navigator

Phone: 202-243-2320