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Elizabeth A. Arena

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Double board-certified in General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, Dr. Arena specializes in caring for patients with both benign and malignant diseases of the breast. As one of the first ever American Board Certified Surgical Oncologists, Dr. Arena has specific expertise that make her one of the most esteemed breast surgeons in the greater Los Angeles area. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, Dr. Arena was awarded a medical degree with honors from the New York University School of Medicine. Upon completing her M.D., she completed a seven-year general surgery residency at Yale University, where she spent two years of research examining cellular physiology. She then moved to Los Angeles to undertake a surgical oncology fellowship, during which she assisted in a broad range of complex surgical oncologic procedures. While completing her fellowship at the distinguished John Wayne Cancer Institute Dr. Arena presented her research at several regional and national oncology meetings. Her oral presentation at the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons addressed the differences between demographic groups in breast reconstruction after mastectomy. She has also conducted research in areas including the optimal surgical management of head and neck melanoma and novel techniques in colon cancer staging; the latter was published in the medical journal Advances In Surgery.
New York University School Of Medicine, NY, NY
Medical School
Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, CA
Professional Associations
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Genetics
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Hernia Repair
  • Mastectomy
  • Mastodynia
  • Melanoma
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Surgery
The Surgery Group of Los Angeles
8631 West 3rd Street
Suite 880W

Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 289-1526
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Breast Center

Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 582-7165
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center