Maria Theodoulou, MD, an internationally renowned breast cancer expert at New York Oncology Hematology, has been named the 2017 Distinguished Female Physician by the Hellenic Medical Society of New York. Dr. Theodoulou joined NYOH in 2016 from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. While there, she also served as Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
Recognized internationally for treating both early and advanced stage breast cancer patients, male and female, of all ages, Dr. Theodoulou has focused her research on novel chemotherapy, biologic and immunotherapy in the treatment of breast cancer. She has also worked extensively in expanding understanding of hormonal agents in both early and advanced stage breast cancer.
A major focus of her work has also included the psychological well-being of the total patient, inclusion of family in treatment decisions, patient-focused treatment and the inclusion of all patients, regardless of age, in the discussion of treatment options.
As recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Female Physician award, Dr. Theodoulou provided the keynote lecture at the ceremony, “Hormone Sensitive Breast Cancer – Centuries of Standing, Walking, Leaping and Moving Forward.” The event was held at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City on March 16, 2017.