Practitioners

Lisa Bailey, MD, FACS

Dr. Lisa Bailey has been in practice in the East Bay since 1982, and specializes in the care of patients with breast cancer and other breast health issues. She completed her degree in Mathematics at Northwestern University in 1971, and went on to her MD degree at Northwestern University Medical School in 1975. She completed her General Surgery residency at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Medical School, and her Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Evanston Hospital, in 1981.

Dr. Bailey is past president and member of the Board of Directors of the California Division of the American Cancer Society, and currently chairs their Breast Cancer Taskforce. She is a member of the Commission of Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, and also a Governor of the American College of Surgeons.

She is a Co-Founder and the Medical Director of the Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center, and a Co-Director of the Breast Cancer Program at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. She chairs the weekly Breast Cancer Tumor Board at that institution, and has instituted several clinical programs and the quality assurance program at the Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center.

Dr. Bailey is also on the Patient Safety and Quality Committee of the American Society of Breast Surgery, and the representative of the ASBS to the National Quality Registry Network.

She is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, and member of the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association, the East Bay Surgical Society, San Francisco Surgical Society, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Society of Breast Diseases, and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

Karen Goodwin, D.O.

Dr. Goodwin graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology. She then served for two years as an AmeriCorps member with the National AIDS Fund in Washington, DC. She received her Doctor of Osteopathy at Touro University in Vallejo, California. She completed her General Surgery residency at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, and her Breast Surgical Oncology fellowship at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

She is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS), American Society of Breast Diseases (ASBD), the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS).

Dr. Goodwin is a breast surgeon treating breast cancer and benign diseases of the breast. She practices in Oakland and Pleasanton.

Shoko Emily Abe, M.D.

Dr. Abe graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiological Sciences. She then earned her Doctor of Medicine at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. She completed her general surgery residency at Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and then completed a colorectal surgery research fellowship at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She then went on to complete a breast surgical oncology fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

She is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS), American Society of Breast Diseases (ASBD), the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), and the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Dr. Abe is a breast surgeon treating breast cancer and benign diseases of the breast. She practices in Oakland and Pleasanton.

Carolyn Bernstein RN, MSN, NP

Carolyn joined our practice in November 2007. While at University of California San Francisco, she focused on studies related to women’s health, caring for people with cancer and holistic health.  Carolyn is part of the practitioner team seeing new and follow-up patients, answering questions and teaching breast examinations and other aspects of breast health. Carolyn is establishing pre-operative sessions to better prepare one for surgery.