News Release: March 11, 2014


Mercy Hospital Announces New Surgical Director for Breast Center
Claudia Perez, DO to lead Sister Sheila Lyne Comprehensive Breast Center


Chicago, IL: Mercy Hospital & Medical Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Claudia Perez, Breast Surgeon as the new Surgical Director of the Sister Sheila Lyne Comprehensive Breast & Women’s Healthcare Center at Mercy. In this role, Dr. Perez will focus exclusively on breast surgery.


“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Perez to Mercy,” said Dr. Carey Weiss, Medical Director of the Comprehensive Breast Center at Mercy. “She has great enthusiasm and a reputation for excellence and compassionate care. She is a great asset to our team.”


Dr. Perez continues to practice as a Breast Surgeon at Loyola University Health System; and she remains on faculty there as Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Perez spent a brief tenure at Allegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan as a General Surgeon.


“I’m looking forward to my new role here and working with such a seasoned team of physicians," said Dr. Perez. "Here at Mercy, we are dedicated to raising awareness and educating individuals about breast cancer throughout the year. Our multi-disciplinary team helps to navigate the patient from diagnosis to treatment to future surveillance.”


Dr. Perez attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine where she earned her doctorate of osteopathic medicine.  She completed residency training at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center in Michigan, followed by fellowship training in breast surgery oncology at Northwestern University.  Dr. Perez is board certified in general surgery.


Dr. Perez is a member of several professional organizations including: a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons; American Society of Clinical Oncology; Chicago Surgical Society; American Society of Breast Surgeons and Society of Surgical Oncology. She was the 2011/2012 Magis Star Recipient and was a Susan G. Komen Breast Fellow at the Lynn Sage Breast Center between 2009 and 2010 and has been published in many peer review journals. The Sister Sheila Lyne Comprehensive Breast Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. To learn more about the Sister Sheila Lyne Comprehensive Breast and Women’s Healthcare Center visit



About the Sister Sheila Lyne Comprehensive Breast &Women's Health Care Center
Mercy's Comprehensive Breast & Women's Health Care Center offers women a special place to receive compassionate physical, emotional, and spiritual health care. The center's seasoned team of experts offers a comprehensive approach to women’s health and specializes in detecting breast cancer in the earliest stages, when it is most treatable. Mercy extends this unique approach to women's health with its "Whole Woman, Whole Health" program. This innovative program offers free massage, acupuncture and yoga services to patients who have completed their breast cancer treatment. At Mercy, breast cancer patients find relief from the many common side effects of cancer treatments including fatigue, body pain, scar tissue discomfort, hot flashes, weight-gain, depression, and anxiety.


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