Dr. Willey is a Professor of Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center, Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs in the Surgery Department at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and Director of MedStar’s Regional Breast Health Program. She also is a member of the Breast Cancer Program at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Willey is recognized nationally and internationally for her leadership and expertise. A past president of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Dr. Willey has performed medical mission work and conducted international health education programs throughout the world.
Dr. Willey has a particular interest in the surgical management and surveillance of patients who are gene mutation carriers, especially those who undergo prophylactic mastectomy. She is a pioneer in the field of nipple-sparing mastectomy and has authored several publications and co-edited a textbook on the topic. Dr. Willey has co-chaired three BC3 conferences (Breast Cancer Coordinated Care) that address local and regional control of breast cancer. In addition, she co-edited the second and third editions of Surgery of the Breast.
A native of Iowa, Dr. Willey completed medical school at the University of Iowa and her Surgical Residency at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Willey has spent her entire career in the Washington, DC, area, mentoring many students, residents, and breast surgery fellows. In addition to membership in many other professional organizations, she is a member of the American Society for Breast Surgeons, the American Society for Clinical Oncology, and Breast Surgery International. Among her many honors and awards are recognitions as “Top Doctor” (U.S. News & World Report), “Best Doctors,” and “America’s Top Doctors.”