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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Indianapolis breast cancer surgeon Erika Rager joins Franciscan St. Francis Health

INDIANAPOLIS – Erika L. Rager, M.D., M.P.H, has joined Breast Specialists of St. Francis Medical Group, effective Sept. 12.
She joins Denise Johnson Miller, M.D. Their office is at 5255 E. Stop 11 Road, Suite 250, on the Franciscan St. Francis-Indianapolis campus.
Rager most previously was an associate member of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center and assistant professor of surgery at the IU School of Medicine. She also was a collaborator for the IU Center for Health Services.
Board-certified in surgery and preventive medicine, Rager’s primary research focuses on how surgical therapies affect long-term quality of life for patients and to design and implement interventions improving the quality of life for cancer survivors.
At IU, she led efforts to achieve the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers designation; was medical director Breast Care and Research Program, was involved in Komen Tissue Bank at the Cancer Center; and served on various clinical, research and education committees.
A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Rager is a member of the Association of Women Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons, American College of Preventive Medicine and Society of Surgical Oncology
Rager, who has received many honors and awards during her academic career, received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from IU and earned her medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed surgical and preventive medicine residences at the University of North Carolina, where she also received a master’s degree in public health.
Led by President Isaac J. Myers II, M.D., St. Francis Medical Group is a multidisciplinary group of more than 160 physicians practicing in 46 groups throughout central Indiana. These physicians offer a variety of primary care and specialty care services and all practice at Franciscan St. Francis Health.
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