Name: Dr. Terry Sarantou
Title: Surgical Oncologist
Company: Levine Cancer Institute and Department of General Surgery at Atrium Health
Fundraising Goal: $5000
Dr. Terry Sarantou is a Surgical Oncologist and Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the Levine Cancer Institute and Carolinas HealthCare System. He is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been named by several publications as a top doctor in surgical oncology including Best Doctors in America, Castle Connelly Top Doctors, US News and World Report, Guide to America's Top Surgeons, Business Journal North Carolina and Charlotte Business Journal.
Dr. Sarantou has served as a member on the Commission on Cancer for the last seventeen years, holding several positions and was presented with its Outstanding Achievement Award. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Sarantou is Chairman of the Standards and Accreditation Committee of the National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers (NAPBC), gives lectures on their behalf on building a multidisciplinary breast team, and surveys and accredits national and international breast programs. He is the Chairman of the American Society of Breast Surgeons Ethics Committee, which recently authored in a national journal a paper on the ethics of breast surgery. He trained at the John Wayne Cancer Institute with famed surgical oncologist Dr. Donald Morton, during the time the technique for performing sentinel lymph node biopsies for patients with melanoma and breast cancer was first described.
Dr. Sarantou and his wife, Heidi, live in Charlotte with their daughter and son. He enjoys skiing, hiking and traveling with his family.
Why I’d like to be a Pink Tie Guy: My professional and personal experiences with breast cancer bring me a deeper understanding of the struggles women, and men, face from the moment of diagnosis through treatment, to reconstruction and beyond. This disease affects every gender, race and economic status.