Physician Bios

Roberto Kusminsky, MD, MPH, FACS

Medical Director, the Breast Center at CAMC

Breast Surgery - Diseases of the Breast

3110 MacCorkle Ave. SE
Charleston, WV 25304

The Breast Center
Third Floor
3415 MacCorkle Ave. SE
Charleston, WV 25304

Phone: (304) 347-1262 or (304) 388-1590

Certifications and Credentials

  • Professor of Surgery, West Virginia University-Charleston Division
  • Member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Chairman, Breast Program Leadership, the Breast Center at CAMC
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Medical Director, The Breast Center at CAMC
  • Clinical Director for Quality Improvement of Surgical Services, CAMC
  • Board Certified, American Board of Surgery
  • Board Certified, American Society of Colorectal Surgery
  • Surveyor, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
  • Past Chief, Department of Surgery
  • Past Chief of Staff
  • Minimally invasive breast biopsy: ultrasonographic and sterotaxic approach.

Biography

Dr. Kusminsky is a graduate from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he obtained an MD degree in 1967. He then trained in general surgery in Philadelphia, PA, at the Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Medical College of Pennsylvania.

Because of his interest in Surgical Oncology, he pursued further training at Baylor University in Dallas, TX, where he completed his education in Colon and Rectal Surgery. His interest in epidemiology resulted in a Masters in Public Health degree from West Virginia University.

From the beginning of his surgical career, he developed expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the Breast. His interest in Brest Diseases led to his participation in the original research - in association with the University of Vermont - that established the sampling of the sentinel node in breast cancer as a routine step in the decision making process used today in patients with this disease. The sentinel node sampling is used in the diagnostic process of other cancers as well, such as melanoma. Dr Kusminsky is currently researching a method of detecting the sentinel node in breast cancer patients with Ultrasound assistance exclusively. His curriculum includes more than 30 published scientific papers, many of them dealing with diseases of the breast. He lectures often on issues relating to Breast Cancer, and participates in outreach programs dealing with breast health.

Dr Kusminsky sees all his patients at the Breast Center at
Third Floor
3415 MacCorkle Ave. SE
Charleston, WV 25304

 

Todd A. Witsberger, MD, FACS

Breast Surgery – Diseases of the Breast
General Surgery

3110 MacCorkle Ave. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
and
The Breast Center
Third Floor
3415 MacCorkle Ave. SE
Charleston, WV 25304

Phone: (304) 556-3812

Certifications and Credentials

  • Associate Professor of Surgery, West Virginia University-Charleston Division
  • Member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Member, Breast Program Leadership, the Breast Center at CAMC
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Board Certified, American Board of Surgery
  • Member, Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Member, Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Fellow of the International College of Surgeons
  • Past Chief, Department of Surgery
  • Past Chairman of the Cancer Committee
  • Member of the Resident Advisory Committee
  • Minimally invasive breast biopsy: ultrasonographic and sterotaxic approach.

Biography

Dr. Witsberger is a graduate of West Virginia University, where he obtained an MD degree in 1987. He then trained in general surgery at West Virginia University/CAMC, graduating in 1992. Dr Witsberger has had a continuous interest in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the breast and in surgical oncology. He is a member of the decision-making leadership group responsible for the operations of the Breast Center at CAMC. He has been and remains the Surgical Coordinator for Treatment Trials for the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NASBP) at CAMC. He is a past Cancer Liaison Program Physician for the American College of Surgeons, and remains a member of the institution's Cancer Committee. He remains involved in teaching medical students and residents, and frequently participates in the Resident Selection Committee. He has published several scientific papers, and is one of the group of investigators involved in detecting a method to identify the sentinel node in breast cancer patients with Ultrasound assistance exclusively. He lectures often on issues relating to diseases of the breast.

Dr Witsberger sees patients at his office in the Medical Staff Office Building, and The Breast Center
Third Floor
3415 MacCorkle Ave. SE
Charleston, WV 25304

Stacey E. Copeland, MD, FACS

Breast Surgery – Diseases of the Breast
General Surgery

9 Courtney Dr.
Charleston, WV 25304
and
The Breast Center
Third Floor
3415 MacCorkle Ave. SE
Charleston, WV 25304

Phone: (304) 925-3115

Certifications and Credentials

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, West Virginia University-Charleston Division
  • Member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Member, Breast Program Leadership, the Breast Center at CAMC
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Board Certified, American Board of Surgery
  • Member, Peer Review Committee
  • Past Chief of Surgery
  • Minimally invasive breast biopsy: ultrasonographic and sterotaxic approach.

Biography

Dr. Copeland is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, where she obtained an MD degree in 1993. She then trained in general surgery at West Virginia University/CAMC, graduating in 1999. Dr Copeland has had a continuous interest in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the breast and in general surgery. She has been and remains involved in teaching medical students and residents. She is involved in the hospital-wide system of quality assurance through her membership in the Peer Review Committee, and she is a member of the decision-making leadership group that is responsible for the operations of the Breast Center at CAMC. Early in her career she concentrated in and developed expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of breast diseases. One of her scientific papers dealt with the detection of sentinel nodes in patients with breast cancer, and she presented her findings at an international meeting held in London by the Society of Minimally Invasive Therapy. She participates weekly in the educational sessions designed for attending physicians, residents and medical students.

Dr Copeland sees patients at her office:
Sedgely Office Park
9 Courtney Drive
Charleston, WV 25304
and
The Breast Center
Third Floor
3415 MacCorkle Ave. SE
Charleston, WV 25304.