Marcia Boraas, MD, FACS

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Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111

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Marcia Boraas, MD, Attending Surgeon, Breast Surgery

Philadelphia Magazine
Top Doctors 2015

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Dr. Marcia Boraas

Surgical Oncology

Attending Surgeon,
Breast Surgery

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Clinical Expertise:

Breast cancer


American Board of Surgery

Medical Education

MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1977


Resident in Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA ;
Chief Resident in General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


American Cancer Society Clinical Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA;
Postdoctoral Fellow in Surgical Research, Harrison Department of Surgical Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Honors and Awards

Best Doctors in America®, Best Doctors Inc., 2007, 2009-2010, 2013-2014;
Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2011-2015;
The  first "Tickled Pink" Award from the Philadelphia Chapter of Teens for the Cure/Susan G. Komen for the Cure, November 2009;
I.S. Ravdin Prize, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1977;
Alpha Omega Alpha, 1976

Professional Societies

American College of Surgeons (Fellow)


  1. Bleicher RJ, Ruth K, Sigurdson ER, Ross E, Wong Yu-Ning, Patel S, Boraas M, Topham N, Egleston B, Preoperative Delays in the US Medicare Population with Breast Cancer, JCO Dec.20, 2012, Vol. 30 no. 36; 4485-4492  PMID:23169513  PMCID:PMC3518727
  2. Loveland-Jones CE, Ruth K, Sigurdson ER, Egleston BL, Boraas M, Bleicher RJ. Patterns of  Nodal Staging during Breast Conservation Surgery in the Medicare Patient:  will the ASCOSOGZ0011 trial change the pattern or care?  Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 143 (3):571-7, 2014
  3. Silverman D, Ruth K, Sigurdson ER, Egleston BL, Goldstein LJ, Wong YN, Boraas M, Bleicher, RJ.Skin Involvement and Breast Cancer: Are T4b Lesions of All Sizes Created Equal?   J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Apr 20, pil:S1072-7515 (14)00340-8, doi:10.1016/j_jamcollsurg.2014.04.003 PMID:25026875
  4. Nardello SM, Kulkarni N, Aggon A, Boraas M., Sigurdson ER, Bleicher RJ.  Invasive MucinousCarcinoma Arising in Ectopic Axillary Breast Tissue.  A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Am J Case Rep 2014; Am J Case Rep 2015: 16:153-159  DOI 10.12659/AJCR.892650
  5. Bleicher, Richard J, Ruth, Karen J, Sigurdson, Elin R, Beck, J. Robert, Ross, Eric, Wong, Yu-Ning, Patel, Sameer A, Boraas, Marcia, Chang, Eric, Topham, Neal S. Egleston, Brian.  Time to Surgery and Breast Cancer Survival in the United States:  JAMA Oncology. In press
  6. Bleicher RJ, Ruth K, Sigurdson ER, Evers K, Wong Yu-Ning, Boraas M, Egleston BL,
    (In)- Efficiencies in the Preoperative Imaging Evaluation of the Medicare Breast Cancer
    Patient, Dept. of Surgical Oncology, Biostatistics, Diagnostic Imaging and Medical
    Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2011.