Our ​Breast Cancer Surgeons

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Juan C. Claros-Sorto, MD

Juan C. Claros-Sorto, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Claros-Sorto earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the Oklahoma Society of Clinical Oncology, the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American College of Surgeons.

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As a Surgical Oncologist specialized in breast cancer, he treats all types and stages of breast cancer. In addition, he is fluent in both English and Spanish.

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William C. Dooley, MD, FACS

William C. Dooley, MD, FACS, is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. He is a board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He received his medical degree at Vanderbilt and completed surgical training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He did his surgical oncology training at Oxford University and at Johns Hopkins before joining the Hopkins faculty.

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He developed and directed the Johns Hopkins Breast Center which became an award-winning model for cancer care. Upon arrival in Oklahoma he worked to transform the outreach and breast cancer treatment of under-served and disparity populations and transformed the OU Breast Institute into the first National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers-certified breast center in Oklahoma.

His involvement in setting higher standards for cancer care have led to national and international recognitions. He serves on the Commission on Cancer, which sets and monitors national quality standards for cancer care, and is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Fellowship of American College of Surgeons and the Society of University Surgeons.

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Teresa Shavney, MD

Teresa Shavney, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. As the first female general surgeon in Oklahoma City, along with other general surgery procedures, Dr. Shavney has been diagnosing and treating breast cancer for over 30 years. While new to the faculty, she has deep-seated roots in the university. She received a Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering from the University of Oklahoma and went on to graduate from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Oklahoma’s Health Science Center, where she received the Lloyd and Ruth Rader Award.

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Prior to joining the staff at OU, Dr. Shavney spent the majority of her career in private practice where she served as Chief of Surgery at several large area hospitals in Oklahoma City. During that time, she also served as President of the County Medical Society, as well as serving on multiple medical boards that helped further her in both patient care and physician knowledge. Her medical work also earned her Chickasaw Nation’s esteemed Dynamic Woman of the Year Award in 2009, something she is particularly proud of as a member of the Chickasaw Nation herself.

Dr. Shavney’s extensive experience has helped her develop unparalleled skills in patient care. This includes not just helping patients get better but helping them to best understand their diagnoses and making them feel a part of the process. As important as private practice was to her career, joining the staff at OU has provided her with the important opportunity to not only help a wider range of patients, but also helping teach the young surgical residents of the Health Sciences Center​ to hone their skills and teaching them how to treat patients as a whole.

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Ronald Squires, MD, FACS

Ronald Squires, MD, FACS, is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. A graduate of the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Dr. Squires completed his residency in surgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, where he was awarded the Lloyd and Ruth Rader Award for being the Outstanding Senior Resident on the OU Health Science Center Campus in 1994. Dr. Squires also was a National Institutes of Health Research Scholar at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation from 1990-92.

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He is Medical Director of the Breast Leadership Group of the Oklahoma Breast Health Institute since 2012. Dr Squires is Board-Certified in Surgery by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Dr. Squires currently serves as the Oklahoma Governor on the Board of Governors for the American College of Surgeons and as Chair of the Patient Education Workgroup for the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Squires has devoted his entire surgical practice to the care of benign and malignant diseases of the breast.

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