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Marisel Aguilar Herrera

Marisel Aguilar Herrera

Surgical Oncology

I'm specialist in:

  • Senology

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  • MED4428 ยท Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica
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About me

I studied to become a doctor because through medicine I can contribute to a better world and help so many women in need. Since I was little I was intrigued by how chronic diseases often cut short the lives of women around me. I hardly knew my paternal grandmother before she passed and I lost my maternal grandmother; both victims of chronic diseases. Oncologic surgery allows me to help save, extend or improve the lives of many women as they face one of the most devastating epidemics of our eras. What I like the most about my job is helping those that are in dire need by permitting to have more time with their loved ones.

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My studies

Specialty in Surgical Oncology. Universidad de Costa Rica - Facultad de Medicina. January 2000
Doctor and Surgery. Universidad de Costa Rica - Facultad de Medicina. January 1994

My internships or trainings

Hospital RotationBreast Pathology (Senology) at Institut Gustave-Roussy, France
Hospital RotationBreast Surgery and Reconstruction at University of Oxford, England
Hospital RotationGregorio Marañon Hospital, Spain
Postgraduate DegreeBreast Pathology (Senology) at Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
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I treat these medical conditions:

Breast cancer
Lung cancer
Thyroid cancer

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I worked on:

Award: "Doctor Honoris Causa" in Health and Masters in Public Health by Prize to the Medical by Achievement for the Better Life. 2012
Award: Prize to the Medical by Achievement for the Better Life in Oncological Surgery. 2010 & 2012
Scientific Director "Radioterapia Intraoperatoria Company" for Latin America
Head of the Regulations and Protocols Department at the National Cancer Office, CCSS Costa Rica, 2003-2004
Head of Residents in Oncology at Calderon Guardia Hospital, Costa Rica 1997

I am affiliated with:

Member of the Susan Komen Committee, Anna Gabriela Ross Foundation, Costa Rica 2008
Honorary Member: Internacional Organization for Continuous Training and Research (IOCIM)
Member: American Society of Breast Disease (ASBD)
Member: Spanish Society of Breat Pathology (SESPM)

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My publications

"Libro de Bolsillo del Manejo de la Patología Mamaria". Dirección Nacional de Cáncer, CCSS.
"Guía Institucional del Abordaje Integral de la Patología Mamaria". CCSS, Costa Rica, 2005.
"Metaplastic Carcinoma of the Breast, an unusual disease with worse prognosis: the experience of the European Institute of Oncology and review of the literature". Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2006 Sep 29.
Twenty-years Follow-up of Randomized Study Comparing Breast-Conserving Surgery with Radical Mastectomy for Early Breast Cancer. The New England Journal of Medicine. October 17;347(16):1227-1232, 2002
"Mastitis Granulomatosa Inespecífica: a propósito de un caso". Revista Española de Senología y Patología Mamaria. Vol 4, 32-34. 2004.
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