DANBURY, Connecticut – May 24, 2016 – Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) is pleased to welcome fellowship-trained breast surgeon Dr. Zandra Cheng to its multidisciplinary breast care team. Dr. Cheng brings twelve years of dedicated breast surgery experience to the expanded WCHN Breast Center, now located at 20 Germantown Road, 2nd Floor, in Danbury. She also sees patients at 22 Old Waterbury Road, Suite 108, Southbury.Dr. Cheng comes to Danbury Hospital/WCHN’s Department of Surgery from Stamford Hospital where she served as co-director of the High Risk Program at the Women’s Breast Center. Prior to her time in Stamford, she served as the inaugural medical director of the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital.
Dr. Cheng earned her medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and completed a residency in general surgery at The Penn State Milton S. Hersey Medical Center. She completed a fellowship in breast surgery at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD. She is board certified through the American Board of Surgery.
“We are delighted that Dr. Cheng has joined our dedicated team of breast care specialists,” said Dr. Valerie L. Staradub, Medical Director of the WCHN Breast Care Program. “Her clinical expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant breast disease in women and men of all ages enhances our team of experts, all of whom work closely together to care for our community at our comprehensive Breast Center, where each patient’s individual needs and concerns remain the focus of everything we do.”
Her clinical specialties include skin, areola, and nipple-sparing mastectomy to facilitate immediate reconstruction, perioperative narcotic-reducing analgesia, advanced minimally invasive techniques, breast cancer risk assessment and management, and clinical research.
Dr. Cheng joins the practice of fellowship-trained breast surgeon Dr. Valerie L. Staradub and Sandra Biolo, APRN, as part of our highly-trained and dedicated team of breast care professionals, including medical and radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, oncology nurses, an oncology breast nurse navigator, a breast imaging navigator, a genetic counselor, an oncology dietitian, a social worker and Palliative care specialists.
To make an appointment with Dr. Cheng at the WCHN Breast Care Center in Danbury or at Southbury, please call 203-739-7040.