M. Ferra Lin-Duffy, DO, FACOS, is part of Comprehensive Cancer’s breast surgery team that provides world-class cancer care in a supportive and caring environment.
M. Ferra Lin-Duffy, DO, FACOS, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Hawai’i and completed a post baccalaureate program at La Salle University where she was part of Alpha Epsilon Delta, a national health preprofessional honor society. She then received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lin-Duffy completed a surgical internship at Nassau University Medical Center, a surgical residency at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, and breast surgical oncology fellowship at Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST
Treats all breast cancer and breast disease.
Dr. Lin-Duffy is a breast surgeon at Comprehensive Cancer Centers. She has special expertise in breast surgical oncology and the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Her clinical interests include surgical treatment of breast cancer, nipple-sparing mastectomies, ultrasound guided lumpectomies, oncoplastic breast surgery, sentinel lymph node biopsies and axillary node dissections, axillary reverse mapping to minimize lymphedema risk and management of benign breast disease.
Prior to joining the practice, Dr. Lin-Duffy was a breast surgeon with OptumCare Cancer Care in 2019 and with Las Vegas Surgical Associates from 2016 to 2018.
Her research and findings have been presented at a number of industry conferences including the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery and the Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons.
Dr. Lin-Duffy is passionate about volunteering and offering her medical expertise to organizations throughout the world. She was a volunteer for Tzu Chi USA Medical Foundation’s free clinic center and a pediatric intensive care unit volunteer for Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, Hawaii. She also participated in a medical mission at Tzu Chi USA in Pago Pago, American Samoa and a breast cancer surgical mission at Hospital Ricardo Limardo in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, which is where she developed a passion for treating breast cancer patients.
When she’s not treating patients, Dr. Lin-Duffy enjoys spending time with her daughter, her husband and their two Labradors. They enjoy hiking at Red Rock and Valley of Fire. She was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan and speaks fluent Taiwanese and Mandarin.
I strive to provide the highest standard of care that is delivered with kindness and compassion. I believe that communication is very important in a physician and patient relationship. I always take the time to discuss all options with my patients in order to find the most appropriate treatment plan for their diagnosis. I want to give them the tools they need to make an informed decision but also help guide them through this journey.
MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons – Fellow
American Society of Breast Surgeons
Association of Women Surgeons
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