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Richard A. Lopchinsky

  • ASSOCIATE CLINICAL PROFESSOR Surgery
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Biography

    Mailing Address
    5 East 94th Street, New York, NY 10128

    Dr. Richard Lopchinsky is a surgical oncologist and limits his practice to breast, head & neck tumors, and skin tumors. Dr. Lopchinsky received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He did his general surgical training at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, and completed his fellowship at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 1980.

    In addition to a busy private practice and teaching at Mount Sinai, Dr. Lopchinsky is active in several local and national surgical societies. He was the President of the New York Head and Neck Society in 2004-2005. He currently serves on the Public Policy Committee of the American Society of Breast Disease and has served on committees of the American Head and Neck Society.

    Dr. Lopchinsky has contributed to the surgical literature, mostly recently on a minimally invasive technique for removing breast masses. He is the only surgeon in the area who can perform minimally invasive (stereotactic and ultrasound guided) biopsies in addition to the traditional open surgical biopsies. He also performs minimally invasive parathyroid surgery, allowing patients to go home 1-2 hours after surgery.

Awards

  • 1977 -
    Michael J. Fisher Traveling Fellowship

Research

  • Minimally invasive removal of benign breast tumors
  • Use of ultrasound to facilitate minimally invasive parathyroid surgery

Publications

Lopchinsky R. Head and Neck Surgery. In: Khafif R , Rafla S , Kopel S , editors. Current Guidelines for the Management of Cancer. Orlando, Florida, Academic Press; 1986.

Lopchinsky RA. Tracheostomy complications. Head Neck 1991; 13(2): 160-161.

Lopchinsky RA, Hryzycyn H, Engel D. Effect of Choice on the Psychologic Impact of Mastectomy. Breast Diseases 1992; 5: 259-266.

Lopchinsky RA. Achdus: Is there hope?. Jewish Action 1996;(2): 94-96.

Lopchinsky RA, Tartter PI. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy [letter]. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 1998 September; 187(3): 337-338.

Tartter PI, Lopchinsky RA. Ultrasonography in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy [letter]. Ann Surg Oncol 1998; 5(6): 561-562.

Benhaim D, Lopchinsky RA, Tartter PI. Lumpectomy with Tamoxifen as Primary Treatment for Elderly Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer. American Journal of Surgery 2000; 180(3): 162-166.

Gajdos C, Tartter PI, Bleiweiss IJ, Lopchinsky RA, Bernstein JL. The Consequence of Undertreating Breast Cancer in the Elderly. J Am Coll Surg 2001; 192: 698-707.

Inabnet WB, Kim CK, Haber RS, Lopchinsky RA. Radioguidance Is Not Necessary During Parathyroidectomy. Arch Surg 2002; 137: 967-970.

Lopchinsky RA. Survival of Breast (and General) Surgeons [letter]. Contemporary Surgery 2002; 58(1): 16.

Lopchinsky RA. Locating the Axillary Vein and Preserving the Medial Pectoral Nerve. Am J Surg 2004; 188(2): 193-194.

Lopchinsky RA, Giles KA. Recurrent Abscess after MammoSite Brachytherapy. Breast J 2004; 10(6): 536-538.

Lopchinsky RA, Love A. Alternative to the Traditional Bilateral Neck Dissection. Am Fam Physician 2005; 71(7).

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr.Lopchinsky is not currently required to report Industry relationships.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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