Dr. Rie Aihara is the medical director of Regional Breast Care. Dr. Aihara is board certified in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care by the American Board of Surgery. She is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Aihara received her medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California. She then proceeded to Boston, Massachusetts for her training in General Surgery at Tufts University/New England Medical Center. During that time, she trained with the breast surgeons at the Faulkner Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Health Care, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. The breast center was originally developed by Dr. Susan Love and is regarded as one of the most well-respected breast centers in the Country today. After completion of residency, Dr. Aihara became a fellow in the Trauma/Critical Care Department at Boston University School of Medicine.
She was on the faculty as Assistant Professor of Surgery and became the Co-Director of the Breast Clinic at the Boston Medical Center /Me nino Pavillon, working with world-renowned specialists in surgical, medical and radiation oncology.
Dr. Aihara continues to have a close working relationship with physicians from Boston University, Faulkner Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Health Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Aihara has been part of our community here in Lee County since 2003. As a trauma surgeon, she was heavily involved in the care of the severely injured. She was recognized as the “Physician of the Month” in October, 2009 by Lee Memorial Health System for going the extra mile in the care of her patients. Now, as a woman, a surgeon and a member of this community, Dr. Aihara has decided to concentrate her efforts into creating a breast health center that is dedicated to all breast health issues. Regional Breast Care was developed with the hope that the women of this community and surrounding regions will have access to a center that provides world class, comprehensive care using a multidisciplinary approach including second opinion opportunities from our affiliated academic institutions without having to leave home. To provide the best care possible in an individualized manner- this is our goal at Regional Breast Care.
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