Shawna Willey




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Dr. Willey came to Georgetown in 2002 to direct the Betty Lou Ourisman Breast Health Center. The center is a one-of-a-kind clinic designed to provide the most professional breast health care possibly by coordinating services across specialties to maximize efficiency and produce optimal outcomes. A native of Iowa, she received her MD from the University of Iowa and completed her residency in surgery at the George Washington University Medical Center. Most recently, she directed the breast program at George Washington. Dr. Willey has been an investigator on several clinical trials, including a study of the expanded use of ductal lavage for patients with previous breast cancer treated with breast-conserving surgery and radiation. She is interested in international health and education, and has conducted programs throughout the world, including Europe and the Middle East. Dr. Willey is an active member of the American Society for Breast Surgeons. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Surgery and a member of the Breast Cancer Program at the Lombardi Cancer Center.


  • Certification (1989) , Surgery
  • Residency (1983) George Washington University Medical Center,
  • Internship (1983) George Washington University Medical Center,
  • MD (1982) University of Iowa,
  • BS (1978) Iowa State University, Zoology