Local Breast Surgeon Joins Clark Center Team

For immediate release: July 25, 2016

The Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health recently welcomed Susan T. Forlifer, MD, local breast surgeon, to its team.

Dr. Forlifer grew up in Maryland, sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.  She attended Brown University and became a Physician’s Assistant working in Surgical Oncology at Emory University of Atlanta.  Dr. Forlifer then attended medical school at Emory, returning to Maryland to complete her residency at University of Maryland Medical Center.  She began her career in Easton in 1991 and specialized in general and vascular surgery for 10 years before founding the Shore Regional Breast Center – now the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center - and opening a practice specializing in breast health. She operated that practice, Comprehensive Breast Health, for 15 years prior to joining the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at UM Shore Regional Health in early July. She has been a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons since 1997 and on the Board of Directors for Susan G. Komen® Maryland for five years.

“The Clark Comprehensive Breast Center and our organization as a whole could not be more thrilled to welcome Dr. Forlifer, a provider of exceptional breast care in this community for more than two decades,” remarks Brian Leutner, director of Oncology Services, UM Shore Regional Health. “Dr. Forlifer is a pillar in the medical community and is well respected by her colleagues and the countless number of breast cancer patients whose lives she’s touched over the years.” 

Dr. Forlifer joins Roberta J. Lilly, MD, MPH, FACS, and the entire breast health team in offering comprehensive services for benign and malignant breast disease including screening and diagnostic digital mammography with Tomosynthesis – also known as 3D mammography; breast ultrasound and MRI; surgical care for all benign and malignant diseases of the breast; the Wellness for Women screening mammography program; the Survivors Offering Support Program; and a Women’s Health Boutique for post-mastectomy garments, prosthetics and swim wear.

“Dr. Lilly has expanded the original concept and grown the Breast Center into a dynamic multi-disciplinary program, with national accreditation and honors,” comments Dr. Forlifer. “I am thrilled to return to work at the Center with her.”

To learn more about available breast health services at the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center – now at 10 Martin Court in Easton – or to schedule an appointment, call (410)820-9400.

As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,500 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.