Dr. Robert Elliott is the driving
force behind our Center. Colleagues often remark that
his energy seems boundless. Indeed, it often is.
In 1973, when our Center was founded,
Dr. Elliott's dream was to create the finest center
for total breast care. With that step behind us, the
dream continues. Dr. Elliott continues doing research
to discover new treatments and drug therapies, and has
implemented a team approach to bring total breast care
to the patients.
Dr. Elliott sees patients from all
over Louisiana, the Southeast and across the United
States. He collaborates on research projects with other
scientists around the world. Most recently, he has signed
a Memorandum of Agreement with the Norwegian Radium
Hospital in Norway, the largest cancer treatment and
research facility in Europe, to share research data
and collaborate closely in the development of new breast
and prostate cancer vaccines and other therapeutic approaches.
Dr. Elliott has spoken to medical
audiences in the United States and Europe and has authored
many papers and abstracts. He has also published a book,
Breast Cancer, Anger at the Enemy, which deals
with the lack of total breast care available for women.
He shares his own frustration and heartaches of caring
for dying cancer patients as they struggle for survival,
and finally sends a message of hope as he and his research
team search for a cure for breast cancer.
Trained as a general surgeon, Dr.
Elliott feels that breast care should be a specialty
of itself, with patients being able to receive the highest
quality of care from one physician who reads their mammograms,
examines them, performs their surgery and administers
To advance this concept and to share
his experience with other physicians like himself who
specialize in breast care, Dr. Elliott founded the American
Mastology Association. He currently serves as President
of this society. In spite of a busy calendar of meetings
and research, Dr. Elliott's first love is his patients.
He devotes the majority of his time to our Center and
to helping women overcome breast disease.