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David Michael Euhus, M.D.

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings
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Director, Breast Surgery

Professor of Surgery


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

Research Interests: Genetic predisposition to breast cancer; Tissue markers of breast cancer risk; Events at the tumor-stromal interface more

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1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Phone: 410-502-0197

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center


601 N. Caroline St. Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Phone: 410-502-0197

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station


10753 Falls Road Pavilion II Suite 145 Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 map

Howard County General Hospital Health Care and Surgery Center


5759 Cedar Lane Columbia, MD 21044 map


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. more


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

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine (1984)


  • Nottingham City Hospital / Breast Surgery (1990)
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center / Surgery (1991)


  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center / Oncology (1988)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery / General Surgery (1992)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Robinson LS, Hendrix A, Xie XJ, et al. Prediction of Cancer Prevention: From Mammogram Screening to Identification of BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers in Underserved Populations. EBioMedicine. Nov 2015;2(11):1827-1833.

Pritzlaff M, Yorczyk A, Robinson LS, et al. An Internal Performance Assessment of CancerGene Connect: An Electronic Tool to Streamline, Measure and Improve the Genetic Counseling Process. Journal of genetic counseling. Jun 12 2014.

Bu D, Lewis CM, Sarode V, et al. Identification of breast cancer DNA methylation markers optimized for fine-needle aspiration samples. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Dec 2013;22(12):2212-2221.

Lewis CM, Bu D, Sarode V, et al. The clinical consequences of hemizygosity across 2 MB of 10q23 are restricted to Cowden syndrome. Breast cancer research and treatment. Dec 2012;136(3):911-918.

Euhus D, Bu D, Xie XJ, et al. Tamoxifen downregulates ets oncogene family members ETV4 and ETV5 in benign breast tissue: implications for durable risk reduction. Cancer prevention research. Nov 2011;4(11):1852-1862.

Activities & Honors


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Surgery
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Society of Surgical Oncology

Videos & Media

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