“I see it as a privilege to walk alongside patients as they soldier through the difficult process of diagnosis, treatment, and beyond.”
Dr. Polverini graduated summa cum laude from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where she was the recipient of multiple honors and awards, including a scholarship from the Department of Biology Bioethics and Science Research Fellowship at USC Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Polverini went on to receive her medical doctorate from Keck School of Medicine, followed by a general surgery residency at Harbor UCLA. She completed her training in breast surgical oncology at City of Hope.
Dr. Polverini is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and has additional training as a physician consultant in wound care. She is actively involved in breast cancer clinical research and also currently serves as the Assistant Program Director for the breast surgical fellowship program at City of Hope.
Dr. Polverini sees breast cancer patients at our South Pasadena facility. She praises City of Hope for its “unshakable commitment to both research and treatment,” and calls it “the perfect destination for me to pursue my life's passion.”
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