Breast Surgeon Preya Ananthakrishnan, MD Joins White Plains Hospital


Dr. Ananthakrishnan Will See Patients in White Plains Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (February 8, 2016) – White Plains Hospital is pleased to welcome Preya Ananthakrishnan, MD, as Director of Breast Surgery at the Hospital’s Cancer Program. Dr. Ananthakrishnan is an experienced, board-certified breast surgeon. She will be seeing patients on the 4th floor of the Physician Office Building in White Plains Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care, located at 2 Longview Avenue in White Plains. She has a special interest in oncoplastic surgery, and sees patients with both benign and malignant breast disease.

PaulPrior to joining White Plains Hospital, Dr. Ananthakrishnan was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and an Attending Surgeon at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Lawrence Hospital. She was also the Fellowship Director of the Columbia University Breast Surgery Fellowship. Dr. Ananthakrishnan previously served as Associate Staff at St. Vincent’s Comprehensive Cancer Center in New York and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Ananthakrishnan received her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, KY. She completed her residency in general surgery (where she was Administrative Chief Resident) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, NJ. She also completed her fellowship in breast oncology at John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, CA.

Dr. Ananthakrishnan is the author of numerous publications on breast cancer surgery. She is board certified in surgery and is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and Society of Surgical Oncology.

Those interested in making an appointment with Dr. Ananthakrishnan or referring a patient to her can reach her by calling 914-849-7580.

About White Plains Hospital

White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Pavilion, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, seeing over 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. White Plains Hospital also has outpatient medical facilities in Armonk and New Rochelle. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2015 and 2013. The Hospital is also an eleven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet® designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In 2014 White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, given to only 5% of hospitals nationwide. White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System. For additional information, visit