The Ashikari Medical Team

Making Dreams a Reality


Portrait of Roy H. Ashikari, M.D., FACSAs one of the nation’s preeminent surgical oncologists, Dr. Roy Ashikari founded Ashikari Breast Center along with his son, Andrew Ashikari, M.D. He has treated over 4,000 breast cancer cases and published over 70 scientific articles on the disease. Dr. Ashikari received his edical dgree from Keio School of Medicine in Japan in 1958. He had his surgical residency and fellowship training at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City from 1962 to 1966 and surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 1966 to 1967. Dr. Ashikari was an attending surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering from 1968 to 1980. He was chief of breast services at Memorial Sloan Kettering between 1976 and 1979, and has been Professor of Surgery at New York Medical College since 1980. Dr. Ashikari was awarded one of Japan’s highest honors – “The Order of the Sacred Treasure” in 2002 and “Ellis Island Medal of Honor” in 1990 for his outstanding contributions to Surgical Oncology and the evolution of medical science.


Portrait of Andrew Ashikari, M.D., FACSriAn Assistant Professor of Surgery at New York Medical College, Dr. Andrew Ashikari has a strong clinical interest in women at high risk for breast cancer. Specializing in gastrointestinal tumors, breast cancer, melanoma, and sarcoma, he has published research on tumor immunology and has pioneered nipple/aureola sparing surgery. He received his general surgery training at Monte_ore Medical Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine and attended surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He has been a Principal Investigator for the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project.


Portrait of Pond Kelemen, M.D., FACSDr. Kelemen is an Associate Professor of Surgery at New York Medical College. His clinical interests include endocrine surgery, breast cancer gastrointestinal surgery and sarcomas. He is well-published in the field of sentinel lymph node biopsy and the use of PET Scan Imaging and Intraoperative Radiotherapy in Surgical Oncology. He completed his surgical pathology residency a The University of Illionois at Chicago and general surgery training at The University of Chicago Hospitals. He completed his surgical oncology Fellowship at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, CA. He is a principal investigator for the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG)

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