Sunny Mitchell, MD, FACS, Medical Director of The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital
Dr. Mitchell is a board-certified and fellowship-trained oncoplastic breast surgeon, Dr. Mitchell has extensive experience working with high-risk breast cancer populations and provides patient-centered care with a holistic approach. She’s passionate about helping her patients, from diagnosis through the entire survivorship process, which begins at the time of diagnosis, continues through treatment and extends beyond. Dr. Mitchell is a pioneer in the field of oncoplastic breast surgery and wrote the Oncoplastic Breast Conservation Surgical Atlas on performing lumpectomies via anatomically discrete incisions. She specializes in breast-conserving and nipple-sparing surgical techniques that leave a very small surgical footprint while still providing the best possible medical and cosmetic results.
As an expert Hidden ScarTM breast surgeon, Dr. Mitchell teaches other breast surgeons who are pursuing training for this highly skilled and advanced surgical technique. Dr. Mitchell received her medical doctorate from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico, and New York Medical College. She completed her general surgery residency at Stamford Hospital/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she was Administrative Chief Surgical Resident. She completed her breast surgery fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York Presbyterian Hospital. Prior to Montefiore Nyack Hospital, Dr. Mitchell was Attending Breast Surgeon and Director of the Breast Clinic at Stamford Hospital; Clinical Instructor of Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons; Director of Breast Surgery at White Plains Hospital; and Associate Chairperson of Surgery and Director of Women’s Health Services at Coney Island Hospital.
Dr. Simon is board-certified in general surgery and practices with Highland Surgical Associates in West Nyack, New York. He’s a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Previously, Dr. Simon was the Director of Surgical Services and Medical Director of the Wound Care Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. Dr. Simon has held leadership positions with several associations in the county, including President of the Rockland County Unit of the American Cancer Society, a member of the Executive Board of the Rockland County Medical Society and a member of the board of directors of the Rockland County PSRO. Dr. Simon earned his medical doctorate from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. He completed his internship and residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. Dr. Simon proudly served as Major in the United States Air Force. In his spare time, Dr. Simon enjoys boating, spinning and spending time with his grandchildren.
Dr. Fueg is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in general, breast and advanced laparoscopic surgery. She has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years and currently practices with Highland Medical Surgical Associates in West Nyack, New York. Previously, she was an attending physician at Elk Regional Medical Center in St. Mary’s, Penn., and had a private practice in the Bronx, New York. Dr. Fueg earned her medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn. She completed her general surgery residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, New York Medical College, and Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, New York Medical College. In addition, she completed a Critical Care Fellowship at Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center. Dr. Fueg is a member of the Society of Women Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons as well as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephew, hockey, travel, exercise and sewing.
Dr. Oundjian is Director of the Cancer Genetics Program at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. She’s board-certified in pediatrics and clinical genetics and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Oundjian received her medical degree with honors from Aleppo University School of Medicine in Syria. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Harlem Hospital in New York and her post-doctoral fellowship in clinical genetics at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. Dr. Oundjian is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics.
Brie Fantini, PA-C
Brie Fantini, PA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant specializing in Breast Surgery. She joins Highland Medical, P.C., Breast Surgery with seven years of experience as a Physician Assistant at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT. She received her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant studies at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Ms. Fantini prides herself on developing a positive rapport with patients and looks forward to continuing to provide exceptional patient centered care.
Miriam Kawaja, MS, LCGC
Miriam Kawaja is a licensed and board-certified genetic counselor at Highland Medical Breast Surgery located in Nyack, New York. She received her Master of Science in human genetics as well as her undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. She's certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Prior to joining Highland Medical, Kawaja was a genetics counselor focused on preconception and prenatal counseling at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health Network and Beth Israel Medical Center. Kawaja is fluent in English, Spanish and Arabic. She’s a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, the American Board of Genetic Counseling and the American Counseling Association. Passionate about educating and supporting her patients who are at risk or already diagnosed with hereditary conditions, Kawaja brings a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience to Highland Medical.