Dr. Deanna J. Attai is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and is a Past-President of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. She is a graduate of Vassar College and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her general surgery training was completed at Georgetown University Hospital.
An early adopter of social media, Dr. Attai has participated as co-moderator of the weekly breast cancer social media (#bcsm) Twitter chats since 2011. She is frequently sought out by local and national media for her thoughts on breast disease, diagnosis and treatment. She serves on the editorial board as social media editor for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Journal of Oncology practice and the Annals of Surgical Oncology. She is a member of the ASCO Social Media Working Group and serves as co-chair of the Collaborative for Outcomes in Social Media in Oncology research group. Research interests include the use of social media for patient education, assessment of patient-reported outcomes and clinical trial education and enrollment.
A native of New York, Dr. Attai grew up in a medical family. She lives in Los Angeles, and her free time is spent in her organic vegetable garden and with her two rescue cats.