Dr. Arnold Baskies, Ph.D
Dr. Arnold Baskies, Ph.D Director

Dr. Baskies, Chairman of the National Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, is a board certified general surgeon and fellowship trained surgical oncologist with special interests in breast cancer, thyroid cancer, and melanoma. Dr. Baskies currently has been a member of  Virtua Surgical Specialists, a multi-specialty practice since 2011. In addition to his pioneering efforts to promote the latest surgical and nonsurgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery (and advanced radioguided techniques) for diseases of the breast, thyroid, and parathyroid glands, he has cared for thousands of surgical patients in his 30-year career. Dr. Baskies received his Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at Boston University, graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine, completed his surgical residency at Boston Medical Center, and had fellowship training in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute.