Lauren Cassell grew up in Port Washington, NY, attended college at the University of Pennsylvania, and went on to medical school at New York Medical College. She did her internship and residency at Lenox Hill Hospital where she currently serves as Chief of Breast Surgery. Dr. Cassell is not only Board Certified, but she is also a long standing Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Cassell is passionate about her patients and her practice. She sees her doctor-patient relationships as multi-faceted and long term. She cares about her patients' outcomes and sees a successful outcome as extending beyond a good medical prognosis to include a good cosmetic, psychological, and holistic result.
As an integral part of Lenox Hill Hospital's teaching program, Dr. Cassell has trained hundreds of surgeons over her career and has been the recipient of many awards recognizing her teaching and mentoring skills. She regularly lectures and plays an integral role in the surgical training program at Lenox Hill Hospital.
Lauren Cassell is not only a gifted diagnostician, surgeon, and teacher but she is also a devoted wife and loving mother. She understands the wide range of issues that her patients must face, not only for themselves, but also for their families. She views her patients as people, not diseases, and she always takes the time to treat the entire patient.
"I love my work and consider the ability to practice medicine a privilege. Every day is challenging and gives me the opportunity to meet interesting new people and help them through a difficult time in their lives. The good news is that the vast majority of my patients continue to lead full, productive, happy, long lives. Yes, there are tears, and we keep a lot of tissues on hand, but in the end most leave happy and excited about their future. I am so very lucky."
Chief of Breast Surgery -
Lenox Hill Hospital
Board Certified -
American Board of Surgeons
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
New York County Medical Society
New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group
American Society of Breast Surgeons
North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute