Harris Regional Hospital welcomes board certified general surgeon Dr. Allison Palumbo, to Harris Surgical Associates.

Palumbo specializes in breast surgical oncology, including breast cancer genetics and high-risk breast cancer screening. She has extensive training in lumpectomy as well as skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomy techniques.

Palumbo will also perform general surgery cases including hernia repair, gallbladder removal and colon and small bowel resections.

Palumbo graduated from Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia, and completed a general surgery residency at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She served in the U.S. Air Force as a general surgeon at MacDill Air Force Base. She was deployed to Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan where she served as chief of general surgery for the country’s largest hospital.

Palumbo has a passion for her patients, she said.

“My mother was a family practice physician in a small rural community” Palumbo said. “Growing up I saw her interact with her patients at places like the grocery store, church and the mall. I was inspired by the empathy that she had for her patients and the personal satisfaction derived from helping them in their time of need. I understand that every patient is unique and needs a unique approach. I will treat them as one of my own family members and strive to be a kind, knowledgeable and compassionate member of their medical team.”

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