Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA


Endocrine and Breast Oncology Surgeon
Professor of Surgery  - Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery

Contact Information

Primary Office: 4622 JCP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-7675



BS, Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MD, New York University
PhD, Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Kentucky
MBA, Else School of Management, Millsaps College

Chief Resident, New York University Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, New York University Medical Center

Licensure and Certifications

IA Permanent Medical License
Certified, Advanced Trauma Life Support
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care , American Board of Surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Surgery
National Board of Medical Examiners

Research Summary

Breast cancer during pregnancy; specifically epidemiologic studies of the interaction of pregnancy and breast cancer. Studies of a variety of cancers using the National Cancer Database. I currently chair the Upper Gastrointestinal (Gastric) Subcommittee of the NCDB and direct studies through this entity. Advisory to NASA for health care issues related to long duration missions beyond Earth orbit through the Institute of Medicine.

Selected Publications

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Lizarraga I, Sugg S, Weigel R, Scott-Conner C.  Review of Risk Factors for the Development of Contralateral Breast Cancer.  American Journal of Surgery.  2013 November. 206(5):704-8.

Lizarraga I, Scott-Conner C, Muzahir S, Weigel R, Graham M, Sugg S.  Management of contralateral axillary sentinel lymph nodes detected on lymphoscintigraphy for breast cancer.  Annuals of Surgical Oncology.  2013 October. 20(10):3317-22.

Weigel R, Carr J, Thomas A, Scott-Conner C, Spanheimer P, Liao J.  The Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Predicts Clinical Outcome and Increases Breast Conservatoin in Advanced Breast Cancer.  American Journal of Surgery.  2013 July. 206(1):2-7.

Scott-Conner C, Larrieux G, Guidroz J, Liao  , Weigel  .  The Effort of Introducing Hematoma Ultrasound Guided (HUG) Lumpectomy in a Surgical Practice.  Annals of Surgical Oncology.  2012 August. 215(2):237-43.

Scott-Conner C, Guidroz J, Weigel R, Liao J, Larrieux G, Sugg  .  Sampling of Secondary Margins Reduces Need for Re-excision after Partial Mastectomy.  Surgery.  2011 October. 150(4):802-9.

Scott-Conner C, Guidroz J, Weigel R.  Management of Pregnant Women with Breast Cancer.  Journal of Surgical Oncology.  2011. 103:337-340.

Gollapalli V, Liao J, Dudakovic A, Sugg S, Scott-Conner C, Weigel R.  Risk Factors for Development and Recurrence of Primary Breast Abscesses.  Journal of American College of Surgeons.  2010 July. 211(1):41-8.

Scott-Conner C, Guidroz J, Johnson M, DeYoung B, Sugg S, Weigel R.  The Use of Touch Prep for the Evaluation of Sentinel Lymph Node in Breast Cancer.  Am Journ Surg.  2010 June. 199(6):792-6.

Scott-Conner C, Johnson M, Guidroz J, Smith B, Graham M, Sugg S, Weigel  .  A Single Institutional Experience of Factors Affecting Successful Identification of Sentinel Lymph Node inBreast Cancer Patients .  2009. 146:671-6.

Scott-Conner C, Tsai R, Dennis L, Lynch C, Snetselaar L, Zamba G.  The risk of developing arm lymphedema among breast cancer survivors: a meta-analysis of treatment factors .  2009. 16(7):1959-72.

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