Amanda M. Woodworth, MD, is a breast surgeon practicing in Philadelphia. She is the director of Drexel's Breast Health and Wellness Center.
Dr. Woodworth is fellowship trained in surgical breast oncology and a board-certified surgeon. She is regularly an invited lecturer on the subject of integrated care of breast health and disease including breast cancer, and is an advocate for new and promising surgical treatments of the disease. She has written and reviewed numerous academic articles related to her field.
Dr. Woodworth completed a fellowship in breast surgery at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine. She studied under Dr. Melvin Silverstein, who is renowned for innovations in breast cancer surgery and constructing the first free-standing comprehensive breast care center in the United States. There, she learned about the treatment of breast cancer, ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), in-depth oncoplastic techniques and the use of intraoperative radiation therapy.
After the year at USC, Dr. Woodworth returned to the Philadelphia region to partner at Comprehensive Breast Care Surgeons (CBCS), the first hospital in the Northeast United States recognized as a Center of Excellence for Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery. There she worked closely with well-known breast surgeons who are celebrated for their holistic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. During her time at CBCS, Dr. Woodworth built on her fellowship training and honed her skills in ultrasound- and stereotactic-guided breast biopsies, as well as Hidden Scar surgery.
Prior to her USC fellowship, Dr. Woodworth completed her surgical residency at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, including serving as chief surgical resident. She earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York.
In addition to her special interest in patient-centered treatment of breast cancer and diseases of the breast, Dr. Woodworth specializes in innovative breast surgery procedures that include nipple-sparing mastectomy and reduction pattern lumpectomies. She is a leader in the holistic approach to breast cancer management.
Dr. Woodworth’s interest in breast cancer stems from the excitement and advancements in the treatment of breast cancer coupled with the intense connection with patients that comes with a breast cancer diagnosis. She is constantly humbled by the strength of her patients and their families. Dr. Woodworth feels that being diagnosed with breast cancer is often the worst point in someone’s life, and she works to make the journey to health and well-being as smooth as possible while providing the most up-to-date treatment and best cosmesis available.
An avid hiking, Pilates, yoga and spinning enthusiast, she believes that it is just as important to have a healthy mind as it is to have a healthy body. She encourages her patients and their families to embrace the many joys in life. In her free time, Dr. Woodworth enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her dog, Otis.
Awards and Honors
- Day of Trauma – Top Presentation (2011)
- Urological Institute of Northeastern New York Award, Albany Medical College (2007)
- Carolyn Fisk-Kennedy Alumni Scholarship for Women (2005–2007)
American College of Surgeons
- American Society of Breast Surgery
- Society of Surgical Oncology