Chief of Breast Surgery

Christine Teal

Christine Teal, MD, is the Chief of Breast Surgery at The George Washington University Hospital. Dr. Teal performs minimally invasive procedures including ultrasound guided core biopsies, sentinel lymph node biopsies, skin sparing mastectomies and is planning to participate in a trial for partial breast radiation through radiation oncology. She is also the Director of the Breast Care Center, as well as an assistant professor of surgery and the co-director of undergraduate surgical education.

She earned her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she graduated AOA. She completed a residency in general surgery at The New York Weill Cornell Medical Center and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, both located in New York City. Her research has been published in the Journal of Cancer Education and Radiology.

Dr. Teal received the Medical Student Award in Nutrition from the New York Academy of Medicine Regional Center for Clinical Nutrition Education. She was a member of the Omicron Nu National Honor Society and the Nutritional Sciences Honors Program at Cornell University.

Her professional memberships and activities include the American College of Surgeons, American College of Surgeons Political Action Committee, American Society of Breast Diseases, American Society of Breast Surgeons and the Association of Women Surgeons. Dr. Teal participates on The George Washington University Hospital’s Community Outreach Subcommittee and Breast Cancer Leadership Committee and is the Cancer Liaison Physician through the American College of Surgeons for the Cancer Committee.


Breast Cancer

The GW Comprehensive Breast Center is the first breast care facility in the region to offer you and other area women a wide range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for breast cancer.