A Team Approach to Care
Whether your visit is for screening, prevention, diagnosis or treatment, we have a comprehensive collection of resources to help you.
Our breast care provider team includes nurse navigators, radiologists, a fellowship trained breast surgeon, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, physical therapists, an
oncology social worker, and dietitians.
Although care is delivered by a diverse team of specialists, the nurse navigators and the Saratoga Hospital Center for Breast Care staff coordinate and streamline the process so that each individual patient is provided with the specialized, supportive care and attention they deserve.
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3040 Rte 50,
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Patricia Rae Kennedy, MD
Dr. Patricia Rae Kennedy completed her fellowship training in breast diseases at the Faulkner Breast Center and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She served as medical director of the Faulkner Breast Center, and then went on to Indiana University Health North Hospital, where she developed a multidisciplinary breast center and served as its medical director.
As a surveyor for the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, Dr. Kennedy has visited breast centers across the United States to ensure that women are offered the highest standards of care for breast disease.
Lisa Wolf, PA
Lisa graduated with honors and received her Master of Medical Science degree from the Emory University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program. During this time she also participated in a preceptorship program at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. She has worked as a Physician Assistant in medical oncology for over 15 years with a special focus in caring for breast cancer patients. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology.
Casian Monaco, MD
Casian, a plastic surgeon with highly specialized training in microsurgery, attended medical school at New York University in New York City. He completed a six-year integrated residency in plastic surgery at New York University, and completed fellowship training in microsurgery at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Diane Young, RN, Breast Health Navigator
Diane has been working at Saratoga Hospital for the past 12 years. A specialist in breast and women’s healthcare issues, she works with patients to schedule tests and any consultations. She also explains test to patients, answers questions, and guides them through the process. Every step of the way, she is a patient’s advocate and source of support.
Kashka Dorflinger, Breast Health Navigator
Kashka joins Diane Young as a Breast Health Navigator in medical imaging for the Saratoga Center for Breast Care.
Rebecca Denofer, RN, Breast Health Nurse Navigator
Rebecca completed her Nursing degree and BA in Psychology at Castleton University in Castleton VT in 1988 and worked as a staff nurse at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland VT on the inpatient Medical Oncology Unit. In 1992 after a short traveling nurse assignment in Montana, she returned to Rutland to work in the outpatient Medical and Radiation Cancer Center as the Clinical Research Coordinator. In 2014 she also began working as the Breast Navigator in the Diagnostic Imaging Center at Rutland. She joined the Saratoga Hospital Center for Breast Care in March 2017.
Kendra Bressett, RN
Kendra graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2015 with my Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Upon graduation, she began her nursing journey at Saratoga Hospital. For 2 years, Kendra worked on A3, the Hospital’s Medical/Surgical floor, catering to Oncology/Hospice/Pediatric patients. She joined the team at Saratoga Center for Breast Care in September 2017 and is excited to see what the future holds.
Haley Mitchell, MA
Haley has been working for Saratoga Hospital since 2011. She worked on A3, the Medical/Surgical floor, which specializes in Oncology/Hospice/Pediatric patients. Haley graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2017 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She joined the Saratoga Hospital Center for Breast Care team in March 2018.
Jackie Kalage—Patient Access Specialist
Jackie began working at Saratoga Hospital for more than 10 years and has always loved the idea of helping others. When Saratoga Center for Breast Care opened a few years ago, Jackie saw how well they treat their patients, that they incorporate healthy living, such as diet and physical therapy to nourish the body and ones lifespan and knew this was the place for her.
Jackie hopes to help the Breast Center to execute a more than gratifying experience for our beautiful patients.
Deb Piro, Practice Manager
Deb came to Saratoga Hospital in 2014, with 15 years of management experience. She began her career at our Primary Care Wilton practice.
When presented with the opportunity to join the dedicated team at the Saratoga Hospital Center for Breast Care it seemed like a perfect step. The team is here to coordinate patient care and guide them through the process. She joined the team in July 2018 and is most excited to be part of the staff.
Francine Bassett, NP-C
Francine Bassett graduated with a Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner from SUNY Polytechnic Institute in 2015 and is nationally certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Francine has been practicing hematology and medical Oncology since 2017. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, Francine was a registered nurse from 2009-2015 with experience in medical/surgical inpatient care, cardiology, and the emergency department. She is excited to be part of an excellent healthcare team here at Saratoga Hospital.
Jeanine Neal, Patient Access Specialist
Jeanine began working at Saratoga Center for Breast Care in Fall 2019. She is passionate about helping others navigate the healthcare system and providing support throughout the way.