Breast Surgeon

Souzan El-Eid, MD, FACS

Souzan El-Eid, MD, FACS is part of Comprehensive Cancer’s breast surgery team that provides world-class cancer care in a supportive and caring environment.

EDUCATION
Souzan El-Eid, MD, FACS, received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She completed her internship at Yale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus and a general surgery residency at Nassau University Medical Center, where she served as administrative chief resident. She completed a critical care fellowship at Wayne State University.

EXPERIENCE
Dr. El-Eid is a breast surgeon at Comprehensive Cancer Centers where she treats patients with cancer and non-cancer related diseases of the breast and has served as principal investigator for several clinical research trials. She currently serves as the Medical Director of the Breast Care Center and co-chair and co-moderator of the Breast Tumor Board at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center and is a cancer liaison physician for its cancer program. She currently serves as secretary for the Nevada Oncology Society.

Dr. El-Eid is passionate about mentoring the future generation of medical professionals. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor of General Surgery at Touro University Nevada and Adjunct Professor at UNLV School of Medicine. She is also chairman of the Education Committee and has co-chaired the mini-internship program through the Community Health and Public Relations Committee. Additionally, she teaches residents through the Valley Health System’s Graduate Medical Education Program.

Dr. El-Eid was a past board of trustees member and Past President of Clark County Medical Society. She also participates in its speaker’s bureau. She was invited by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) to review and publish clinical practice guidelines on surgical margins for breast-conserving surgery with whole-breast irradiation in stage I and II invasive breast cancer. The data was published by the Journal of Clinical Oncology in spring 2014.

Additionally, Dr. El-Eid is chair of the Breast Imaging Technologies Committees for the American Society of Breast Surgeons and instructor of the annual meeting for stereotactic and ultrasound courses, co-authors numerous publications about breast cancer and breast diseases and frequently gives presentations and lectures about breast cancer to the public and physicians.

Dr. El-Eid has been named Top 100 Women of The Year by My Vegas Magazine, Medical Marvel by Nevada Business Magazine, Distinguished Women in Nevada by Distinguished Publishing Company and recognized annually as Top Doctor by Vegas Seven, VEGAS INC Health Care Quarterly and Desert Companion. She has been recognized as Top Doctor and Exceptional Women in Medicine by Castle Connolly, Top Surgeon from Consumers’ Research Council of America, America’s Most Honored Professionals from The American Registry, Top Breast Surgeon by HealthTap.com, America’s Most Compassionate Doctor as chosen by PatientsChoice.org and consistently receives the On-Time Physician, Compassionate Doctor and Patients’ Choice awards from Vitals.com. Dr. El-Eid was honored with the STEM Recipient Award by the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada and she also received the Cancer Liaison Physician and Outstanding Performance Award from the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. El-Eid is fluent in French and Arabic. She practices by her core philosophy, “The patient always comes first, all else is secondary.”

BOARD CERTIFIED
General Surgery

CERTIFICATIONS
Breast Ultrasound, American Society of Breast Surgeons
Stereotactic Breast Procedures, American Society of Breast Surgeons

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American College of Surgeons – Fellow
American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) – Member
American Medical Association
American Society of Breast Surgeons
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) – Member
Clark County Medical Society – Member, Former Board of Trustees, Former President
Community Clinical Oncology Program, Southwest Oncology Group – Member
International College of Surgeons – Fellow
International Sentinel Node Society – Member
National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc. – Member
Nevada Oncology Society – Secretary
Nevada State Medical Society – Member
The Society of Surgical Oncology, Inc. (SSO) – Member

TREATMENT CENTER
Breast Surgery Center 

PUBLICATIONS
Thomas A. Buchholz, Mark R. Somerfield, Jennifer J. Griggs, Souzan El-Eid, M. Elizabeth H. Hammond, Gary H. Lyman, Ginny Mason, and Lisa A. Newman. “Margins for Breast-Conserving Surgery With Whole-Breast Irradiation in Stage I and II Invasive Breast Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Endorsement of the Society of Surgical Oncology/American Society for Radiation Oncology Consensus Guideline.” Journal of Clinical Oncology, Volume 32: 1502-1506, April 2014. Read more.

Health Q&A letter published to the editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “Teen breast cancer”   September 16, 2012  Read more.

Anees B. Chagpar, MD.MSc; Charles R. Scoggins, MD; Robert C.G. Martin II, MD; David J. Carlson, MD; Alison L. Laidley, MD; Souzan E. El-Eid, MD; Terre Q. McGlothin, MD; Kelly M. McMasters, MD, PhD; for the University of Louisville Breast Sentinel Lymph Node Study Investigators, “Are 3 Sentinel Nodes Sufficient?”, ‘Arch Surg”, page 456-460, Volume 142, May 2007.  Read more.

Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MSc, Charles R. Scoggins, MD, Robert C. G. Martin 2nd, MD, Earl F. Cook, ScD. Terry McCurry, MD, Nana Mizuguchi, MD, Kristie J. Paris, MD, David J. Carlson, MD, Alison L. Laidley, MD, Souzan E. El-Eid, MD, Terre Q. McGlothin, MD, and Kelly M. McMasters, MD, PhD for the University of Louisville Breast Sentinel Lymph Node Study, “Predicting Patients at Low Probability of Requiring Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy, page 670, Annals of Surgical Oncology 14(2):670-677, November 10, 2006.  Read more.

Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MSc, Jamie L. Studts, PhD, Charles R. Scoggins, MD, Robert C. G. Martin 2nd, MD, David J. Carlson, MD, Alison L. Laidley, MD, Souzan E. El-Eid, MD, Terre Q. McGlothin, MD, Robert D. Noyes, MD, and Kelly M. McMasters, MD, PhD for the University of Louisville Breast Sentinel Lymph Node Study.  “Factors Associated with Surgical Options For Breast Carcinoma”  presented at the American Society of Breast Diseases Meeting held in Las Vegas, NV, April 14-16, 2005, Cancer 2006;106:1462-6.  Read more.

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