Sullivan Breast Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital
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.
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.
On the day of your mammogram appointment:
- Bring films of earlier mammograms if they were done at another facility.
- 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:
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.
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
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.
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.
Learn more about our additional patient and family services.
Find out about upcoming breast cancer support group meetings on our community calendar.
Breast Cancer Services
Building D, Level 4
Medical Oncology and Infusion
Building B, Level 1
Genetic Testing & Counseling
Oncology Social Worker
Outpatient Palliative Care
Oncology Survivorship Coordinator/Navigator