Dr. Brian O’Hea


dr brian oheaOn March 17, 1997, Brian J. O’Hea MD, assistant professor of surgery, was appointed director of Stony Brook’s Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center in East Setauket. Dr. O’Hea is a specialized breast surgeon who comes to Stony Brook from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where during 1995–96 he held the prestigious position of “special fellow” on the breast service there. He joined our faculty in July 1996.

Dr. O’Hea’s special interests include skin-sparing mastectomy, lymphedema prevention, and sentinel node biopsy in patients with breast cancer.

Dr. O’Hea received his MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1986, with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He then received his training in general surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York, graduating from the residency program there in 1991.

Subsequently, Dr. O’Hea served as a general surgeon in the US Army for four years, in order to fulfill an obligation incurred by an Army scholarship for medical school. During this period of service he organized a multidisciplinary breast clinic at the DeWitt Army Community Hospital in Virginia.