Susan M. Love, MD

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Susan M. Love, MD, is president and medical director of the Susan Love, MD, Breast Cancer Foundation in Santa Barbara, Calif., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the eradication of breast cancer. She is a clinical professor of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and founder and senior partner in LLuminari, a multimedia women's health company. She is one of the "founding mothers" of the breast cancer advocacy movement and continues this work by serving on the boards of the National Breast Cancer Coalition and Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization. She was appointed by President Clinton to the National Cancer Advisory Board in 1998.

She is the author of Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book and Dr. Susan Love's Menopause and Hormone Book.

Love founded ProDuct Health Inc. (now a wholly owned subsidiary of Cytyc Health Inc.), is on the board of Sanarus Medical Inc. and 1747 private companies. In addition, she provides consultation to Cytyc Health Inc., PacifiCare, and Sensei Health. Love's primary interests focus on the normal breast anatomy and breast duct fluid as well as hormones and breast cancer.

She lives in the Pacific Palisades with her partner, Helen Cooksey, MD, their daughter, one dog, and two cats. For more information, please visit

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