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Amy Polverini

Amy Polverini, M.D.

Surgical Oncologist
Clinical Expertise
  • Breast Surgery
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery

Clinical Teams

“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.”


209 Fair Oaks Ave.

South Pasadena, CA 91030

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

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Goldner, Velasquez, Stabile, Chen, Kim, Lin,  Caton, Lee. 2013. “A Public Hospital Experience with Young Gastric Cancer Patients.”  Journal of Clinical Oncology; 31(4): 2318.                        

Granzow, Li, Suliman, Caton, Goldberg, Boyd.  2013. “Bipedicled Flaps in Posttraumatic Lower-Extremity Reconstruction.” Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery; 66: 1415-1420.

Boyd, Caton, Mulholland, Granzow. 2013. “The Sensate Fibular Osteoneurocutaneous Flap in Oromandibular Reconstruction: Clinical Outcomes in 31 Cases.” Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery; 66: 1695 – 1701.

Boyd, Caton, Mulholland, Tong, Granzow. 2013. “The Sensate Fibula Osteocutaneous Flap: Neurosomal Anatomy.” Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery; 66: 1688 – 1694.

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