Specialties

Ashley Woodfin, MD

Assistant Professor

  • Division of Surgical Oncology

woodfin@surgery.wisc.edu
608-265-7030

Education

  • MD, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, MI
  • Residency, General Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship, Breast Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Woodfin specializes in breast surgery with a focus on benign and malignant breast disease. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Research Interests

Dr. Woodfin’s principal research interests include the de-escalation of axillary surgery and surgical treatment after neoadjuvant systemic therapy in breast cancer patients. She also is interested in outcomes based projects focused on quality improvement and surgical education of fellows, residents, and medical students related to breast surgery oncology.

Recent Publications

  • ASO Visual Abstract: Axillary Nodal Metastases Conversion and Perioperative Complications with Neoadjuvant Pembrolizumab Therapy in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer.
    Woodfin AA, Yam C, Teshome M, Kuerer HM, Hunt KK, Meric-Bernstam F, Schaverien M, Barcenas CH, Sun SX
    Ann Surg Oncol 2024 Apr; 31(4): 2278-2279
    [PubMed ID: 38206502]

  • Axillary Nodal Metastases Conversion and Perioperative Complications with Neoadjuvant Pembrolizumab Therapy in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer.
    Woodfin AA, Yam C, Teshome M, Kuerer HM, Hunt KK, Meric-Bernstam F, Schaverien M, Barcenas CH, Sun SX
    Ann Surg Oncol 2024 Feb; 31(2): 974-980
    [PubMed ID: 37973647]

  • Evidence-Based Strategies to Minimize the Likelihood of Axillary Lymph Node Dissection in Clinically Node-Positive Patients Following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy.
    Woodfin AA, Caudle AS
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 2023 Oct; 32(4): 693-703
    [PubMed ID: 37714637]

  • Treating Positive Axillary Disease in Elderly Breast Cancer Patients: The Impact of Age on Radiation Therapy.
    Cortina CS, Woodfin AA, Tangalakis LL, Wang X, Son JD, Poirier J, Rao R, Kopkash K, Madrigrano A
    Breast Care (Basel) 2021 Jun; 16(3): 276-282
    [PubMed ID: 34248469]

  • Solid, Cystic, and Tubular: Novice Ultrasound Skills Training Using a Versatile, Affordable Practice Model.
    Sevak S, Lurvey B, Woodfin AA, Hothem Z, Callahan RE, Robbins J, Ziegler K
    J Surg Educ 2018; 75(5): 1403-1409
    [PubMed ID: 29650483]

All Publications on PubMed