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Susan Love, MD
Susan Love, MD

    Dr. Susan Love is a pioneer and entrepreneur. She is known worldwide as one of the founding members of the breast cancer advocacy movement and sits on the boards of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, Y-ME and the Young Survival Coalition. She started the first all-women Breast Center in Boston and then went on to develop the model for multidisciplinary breast care at the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center. After inventing the intraductal catheter at UCLA, Dr. Love recognized that she could develop it further in the for-profit arena and started ProDuct Health, Inc., which was later acquired by Cytyc, Inc.

    Always focused on keeping women educated about their options, Dr. Love authored Dr. Susan Love's Breast Booktermed "the bible of women with breast cancer," by the New York Times. The fourth edition was published in October 2005. Dr. Susan Love's Menopause and Hormone Book, published in 1998, was one of the first to sound the alarm about the widespread use of hormone therapy for post-menopausal women. Her Foundation's website,, gets more than 2 million hits each month. The site provides news about and an analysis of current breast cancer prevention, detection, and treatment research, as well as other aspects of women's health.
    Dr. Love is also the founder of LLuminari, a multimedia women's health information company whose doctors were termed "Oprah's Dream Team of Health Experts" in O, the Oprah Magazine. As a leading expert in her field, she is regularly called upon by the media to discuss the latest women's health research.

    Dr. Love is a clinical professor of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and was appointed by President Clinton to the National Cancer Advisory Board. She lectures nationally and internationally on breast cancer, menopause, and women's health. She has been awarded six honorary doctorate degrees, as well as numerous honors and citations. Dr. Love has a business degree from the Executive MBA Program at UCLA's Anderson School of Management.

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