Maggie DiNome, MD, FACS, FSSO
Dr. DiNome is the current Chief of General Surgery at Saint John’s Hospital. She is a Board Certified General Surgeon, who focuses her clinical expertise on cancer surgery and advanced laparoscopic techniques. As a Fellow of the Society for Surgical Oncology and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Dr. DiNome is particularly dedicated to caring for patients with breast and colorectal cancer.
As a breast surgeon, Dr. DiNome focuses on the aesthetic aspects of breast surgery for both benign disease and for breast cancer. Because she and her team have every intention of curing your breast cancer, Dr. DiNome emphasizes the importance of the long-term appearance of the breast following treatment. She is also trained in the placement of partial breast radiation catheters as an alternative form of radiation therapy that can reduce your treatment course down from 6 ½ weeks to 5 days. Dr. DiNome is also writing a book on breast cancer to help patients better understand this disease and to help them navigate their way towards a cure.
As a leader in the field, Dr. DiNome is one of the few surgeons in the Los Angeles area who routinely performs laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer. She has valuable experience performing this surgery and has lectured extensively throughout the Los Angeles area to other physicians about this approach.
Dr. DiNome graduated cum laude from Yale University in 1989. As a medical student, she was named a Charles Strickland Academic Scholar. She received her medical degree from Duke University in 1994, and was named a Hewlett-Packard Top Medical Graduate, a distinction given nationally to the five graduating students who ranked the highest academically at the conclusion of their final two years. She completed her internship and residency in general surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School, and served as a Clinical Fellow of Surgery for Harvard University.
As a resident in surgery, Dr. DiNome was awarded the Bayer Research Fellowship Award by the Association for Academic Surgery, for which she chose to complete a two-year fellowship in cancer research at UCLA. She has since published several articles in leading, peer reviewed journals in both the cancer and general surgical fields.
Dr. DiNome is passionate about her chosen profession, and looks forward to serving her patients for years to come.