Recognition

Dr. V. Merle McIntosh Honored by City of Englewood

Dr. V. Merle McIntosh Honored by City of Englewood

At the October City Council meeting in Englewood, Dr. V. Merle McIntosh, Chief of Breast Surgery at Englewood Health and a breast cancer specialist at The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center, was honored for her work in breast cancer prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment. Currently, Dr. McIntosh is a site principal investigator of a national breast cancer research study investigating treatment for low-risk noninvasive breast cancer, accounting for 20 percent of new breast cancer cases each year. She was instrumental in obtaining a significant grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation to provide education for African-American women who are high risk for some of the most aggressive forms of the disease. Dr. McIntosh also serves as a leader of innovation at Englewood Hospital with an interest in improving time of diagnosis to treatment.

The honor was given in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.