Winnie M. Polen, D.O. has recently joined Summit Medical Group in the Surgical Department.

Dr. Polen, specializes in diagnosing and managing benign and malignant breast conditions. Her expertise includes sentinel lymph node mapping, full axillary lymph node dissection, localized needle excisional biopsy, partial mastectomy, and total mastectomy. She also is adept at a wide range of breast biopsy procedures. Dr.Polen received her BS in Biochemistry from Georgetown University. She received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Polen completed her Residency in general surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She also completed her fellowship in Breast Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Berkley Heights, NJ. Before joining Summit Medical Group, Dr. Polen was an active duty officer and general surgeon for the Great Lakes Naval Medical Center and North Chicago Veterans Affairs Hospital in Great Lakes, Illinois. She also was Director of the Great Lakes Naval Breast Care Center, where she increased access to and expanded patient services. To her credit, Dr. Polen has consistently been rated among the top ten percent of Great Lakes Naval Medical Center physicians for her excellent patient service and satisfaction.

Dr. Polen is involved in breast cancer research and attends conferences on breast cancer. She is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Breast Surgeons, and Association of Women Surgeons. Dr. Polen notes, "I'm committed to providing my patients with up-to-date surgical and techniques to achieve the best results."

Dr. Polen joins her colleague, John D. Cunningham, M.D., at Summit Medical Group's 1 Diamond Hill Road campus.