The Betty Lou Ourisman Breast Health Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital offers a full range of sophisticated, proven and promising diagnostic and treatment options, as well as prevention, support rehabilitation and follow up services that support comprehensive treatment for breast disease.
Using a collaborative approach, our experienced team develops treatment plans for both cancerous and non-cancerous conditions based upon your unique diagnosis, overall condition and personal preference. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is part of the MedStar Breast Health Program which offers geographically dispersed outpatient sites located throughout the region.
Minna Manalo, Bacarra, MSN, CRNP, is the lead Nurse Practitioner for the MedStar Breast Health Program. She received her BSN from the University of Virginia in 1994, and MSN from the Institute of Health Professions at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1999, with dual-certification as an Adult and Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Manalo has previous experience in adult internal medicine at MGH in Boston. In August 2003, she became a certified breast health specialist. Her clinical practice as a certified Nurse Practitioner at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital involves collaborating with our breast surgery team to care for patients with breast cancer. Additionally, she has an independent practice evaluating and treating women at risk for developing breast cancer, as well as other breast health disorders. She also has a passion for clinical research, patient navigation and community outreach.
Nichole Joly, PA-C, is a certified Physician Assistant in the MedStar Breast Health Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies from Butler University of Indianapolis in 2005. She then completed a Physician Assistant Residency in General Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY in 2006. From 2006-2015, she worked at the Comprehensive Breast Center at Mt. Sinai Roosevelt Hospital in New York where she became lead PA in 2009. She has over 10 years experience working in the field of breast health and breast surgery. She joined the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital breast team after relocating to the Washington DC area in 2015. Her independent practice involves patients with benign breast health conditions and high-risk patients.
Susan Snight Moreland, DNP, AOCNP, A-CRNP, is a certified Adult Nurse Practitioner in the MedStar Breast Health Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Health at Mitchellville. She received her BSN from University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1983 and MS in 1998. Ms. Moreland obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. In 2013, she became certified as an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner and has worked in the oncology field for over 30 years. She is adjunct faculty at Georgetown University School of Nursing and The Catholic University of America. Her current clinical independent practice involves management of patients with breast health conditions and those who may be at high-risk of developing a breast cancer.