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Magnolia Breast Center serves as the first comprehensive breast health program in Southwest Florida.
- Breast Cancer Surgery
- Genetic Counseling
- Lumpectomy, Oncoplastic
- Mastectomy, Nipple Sparing
- Genetic Testing
- Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
- Sentinel Node Biopsy
- Lymph Node Sparing Surgery
- Cancer Treatment
- Ultrasound Breast Biopsy
- Breast Ultrasound Screening
- Flat-Friendly Closure
- Breast Cancer Survivorship
- Survivorship Health & Wellness
- Second Opinion Evaluations
- Abnormal Mammogram
- Multidisciplinary Appointments
Sharla Gayle Patterson, MD, MBA
Board Certified Breast Surgical Oncologist
Sharla Gayle Patterson is a fellowship trained breast surgeon certified by the American Board of Surgery. She is the only surgeon in South West Florida certified by the American Society of Breast Surgeons in both ultrasound and stereotactic guided breast biopsies. For more than a decade, she has worked diligently to educate the world around her about what can be done to decrease a person’s risk for breast cancer. Magnolia Breast Center serves as the first comprehensive breast health program in Southwest Florida. Her dedication to providing the highest level of surgical care is manifest in her successful certification in oncoplastic breast surgery by the worldwide known School of Oncoplastic Surgery. Her passion does not end with surgery, as many of her patients will attest – she continues to address the importance of survivorship and has built the area’s first and only multidisciplinary breast cancer survivorship clinic.
At home, Dr. Patterson enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters. Glitter, glue, and grit make up her secret recipe for family harmony.
Steven J. Leibach, MD
Board Certified Medical Oncologist
Dr. Steven Leibach is a board-certified medical oncologist who comes to Magnolia Breast Center with an illustrative career taking care of breast cancer patients. He practiced medical oncology in the Chicago area for over thirty-five years before relocating to southwest Florida. His career has been highlighted by creating and participating in multidisciplinary programs and conferences to enhance care for oncology patients. Early on he became a medical advisor to Y-me, a breast cancer specific support group in the Chicago area. He was selected twice by Chicago Magazine as a Top Cancer Doctor both in 2001 and 2017. He also is included in the Castle Conolly guide, identifying best doctors.
Dr. Leibach provides enhanced patient care that includes kindness, compassion, and comprehensive up to date care. He is particularly interested in survivorship programs and improving the long term care and lives of women facing their continuing journey to breast health.
Out of the office, Dr. Leibach enjoys golfing and bike riding.
Tam T. Mai, MD, FACS, FSSO
Board Certified Breast Surgical Oncologist
Dr. Tam T. Mai is a board-certified fellowship trained breast surgeon certified by the American Board of Surgery and the Society of Surgical Oncology. She completed her oncoplastic breast surgery training at the University of Southern California, Hoag Breast Fellowship Program, under the world-renowned Dr. Melvin Silverstein a pioneer of oncoplastic breast surgery. This approach utilizes plastic surgery techniques and principles to reshape the breast immediately following breast-conserving surgery for breast cancer to preserve the aesthetics of the breasts.
Before her move to Naples, Dr. Mai served as Medical Director of the Springfield Clinic Breast Health Center, an NAPBC-accredited multidisciplinary breast health center in central Illinois. During this time, she also participated in training the next generation of surgical residents in the General Surgery and Plastics Residency Programs at Southern Illinois University.
Dr. Mai is passionate about practicing evidence-based medicine and bringing high-level breast care to serve patients with breast diseases. She strongly believes in exercise as a treatment to improve overall wellness, breast cancer survival, and reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.
In her free time, Dr. Mai enjoys traveling, cooking, exercising, weight training, yoga, reading, and spending time with her family.