Eliza Hersh, MD
Mentor: Christina Minami, MD, MS; Tari King, MD, FACS, FSSO; Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD, MHCM
Eliza Hersh, MD is a surgical resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on the path to a career in academic Breast Surgical Oncology. Her interest in health services research began as an English Literature Major at Amherst College, where she focused her studies on the patient experience of disease via an analysis of illness poetry. She graduated Magna Cum Laude prior to matriculating at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai via the school’s early admission FlexMed program. Her work at CSPH, under the guidance of Drs. Minami, King and Mittendorf, aims to better understand quality of life outcomes in older adults after locoregional therapy for breast cancer, helping to inform treatment conversations with patients and improve patient-provider shared decision-making. In her free time, she enjoys playing (and watching) tennis, cooking, and skiing.