E. Perry Burris, MD, to be leader of women’s breast health needs at Beaufort Memorial Hospital

Providing the most comprehensive, quality breast services locally is the goal of Dr. Perry Burrus, a board certified surgeon with a special interest in breast care who was recently named the hospital’s Breast Program Leader.
As the hospital’s Breast Program Leader Dr. Burrus is assembling a team of specialists from a variety of specialties – oncology, radiology and social services, to name a few – to evaluate and create services that address the fullest scope of a woman’s breast health needs.
“We’ve developed an expectation among ourselves and the women we serve to provide an outstanding level of breast care, right here in our community,” says Dr. Burrus, who is a part of Beaufort Memorial Surgical Specialists.
The team is working with Duke University to develop the program, and is following the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines to ensure that each woman receives the most current and widely accepted screening and treatment recommendations.
“By bringing together the best minds across all of the services that a woman encounters in her breast health journey, we can ensure that the care we provide meets all of her needs,” he says.
Dr. Burrus and his surgical partners at Beaufort Memorial Surgical Specialists were integral to the development of the Women’s Imaging Center at Beaufort Memorial, which opened last August. The team sees patients there during the week to offer convenient breast consultations, and Dr. Burrus and partner Deanna Mansker, MD, recently began seeing breast patients in Bluffton at the Beaufort Memorial Bluffton Medical Services office in Westbury Park.
In addition to being the Breast Program Leader, Dr. Burrus holds positions on the hospital’s Cancer Committee and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) responsible for reviewing, approving, and opening access to national clinical trials locally.
Dr. Burrus earned his medical degree and completed his surgical residency at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed a fellowship in plastic surgery at the University of Tennessee in Memphis.
He is board-certified by the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, South Carolina Medical Association, American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, Moretz Surgical Society, and the American Board of Surgery.
To learn more visit www.bmhsc.org or call Beaufort Memorial Surgical Specialists at (843) 524-8171.

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