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Stacy K Ugras, MD


Breast & Soft Tissue Surgery
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Surgery
Breast Surgery


Stacy K Ugras, MD, FACS is board-certified breast surgeon and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Ugras is dedicated to the treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases. Dr. Ugras performs all aspects of breast surgery, including breast conservation (lumpectomy), mastectomy, nipple-sparing mastectomy, and axillary lymph node procedures. She works closely with radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and plastic surgeons to deliver the highest-quality breast care. Active in research, Dr. Ugras has been published in various medical journals including Annals of Surgical Oncology, The Breast Journal, and Cancer Research. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of The American Society of Breast Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology. After graduating from Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Ugras completed her residency in general surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. During residency, she completed a research fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She completed her clinical fellowship in breast surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Ugras sees patients at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital.


McCabe Fund Pilot Grant Award, 2017

Breast Cancer Alliance Fellowship Grant, 2013

G. Thomas Shires II Prize in Surgery, Department of Surgery, Weill MedicalCollege of Cornell University, 2006

Magna Cum Laude, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2002

Dean’s List, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1998-2002


Reyes SA, Williams AD, Arlow RL, De La Cruz LM, Anderson DN, Ugras S, Brooks AD, Sataloff D, Freedman G, Tchou J. Changing practice patterns of adjuvant radiation among elderly women with early stage breast cancer in the United States from 2004 to 2014. Breast J. 2019 Sep 20 [Epub ahead of print]

De La Cruz LM, Harhay MO, Zhang P, Ugras S. Impact of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on breast cancer subtype: does subtype change and, if so, how? Annals of Surgical Oncology 2018;25(12):3535-3540

Agarwal D, So A, Williams AD, Zhang PJ, Ugras S, Campbell JS, Aicher LD, Tchou JC. Abundance of antigen-presenting cell markers is associated with favorable prognosis in triple-negative breast cancer. JACS 2018;227(4,S1):S30

Fischer K, Brooks J, Ugras S. Invasive lobular carcinoma involving a borderline phyllodes tumor. The Breast Journal. 2018;24(6):1076-1077

Ugras S, Matsen C, Eaton A, Stempel M, Morrow M, Cody HS 3rd. Reoperative sentinel lymph node biopsy is feasible for locally recurrent breast cancer, but is it worthwhile? Annals of Surgical Oncology 2016;23(3):744-74

Ugras S, Gemignani ML, Connolly PH, Finley DJ. Endovascular approach to acute hemorrhage in locally advanced breast cancer. The Breast Journal 21(2):189-191, Mar. 2015

Ugras S, Stempel M, Patil S, Morrow M. Estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and HER2 status predict lymphovascular invasion and lymph node involvement. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2014;21(12):3780-6

Ugras S, Brill E, Jacobsen A, Hafner M, Socci ND, Decarolis PL, Khanin R, O'Connor R, Mihailovic A, Taylor BS, Sheridan R, Gimble JM, Viale A, Crago A, Antonescu CR, Sander C, Tuschl T, Singer S. Small RNA sequencing and functional characterization reveals MicroRNA-143 tumor suppressor activity in liposarcoma. Cancer Research 2011;71(17):5659-69

Spitzer JI, Ugras S, Runge S, Decarolis P, Antonescu C, Tuschl T, Singer S. mRNA and protein levels of FUS, EWSR1 and TAF15 are upregulated in liposarcoma. Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer 2011;50(5):338-47

Gobble RM, Qin LX, Brill ER, Angeles CV, Ugras S, O'Connor RB, Moraco NH, Decarolis PL, Antonescu C, Singer S. Expression profiling of liposarcoma yields a multigene predictor of patient outcome and identifies genes that contribute to liposarcomagenesis. Cancer Research 2011;71(7):2697-705

Ugras S, Simmons R. Cryotherapy ablation of primary breast cancer. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 2010;21(1):20-22

Ugras SK, Finley DJ, Salemi A. Ascaris lumbricoides infection causing respiratory distress after coronary artery bypass grafting. Surgical Infections 2010;11(2):177-8