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Professional Background

Dr. Karen S. Barbosa, Board Certified Breast Fellowship Trained Surgeon

At Alaska Breast Care Specialists in Anchorage, AK, we specialize in comprehensive breast health care. Dr. Barbosa is the only Breast Fellowship trained breast cancer surgeon in the state of Alaska. Her fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic was an intense year focusing exclusively on all of the disciplines associated with breast care, such as breast medical oncology, breast radiation oncology, breast pathology, breast radiology and breast reconstructive surgery. She started her oncoplasty training in 2008 and continues to take courses regularly.

Jody Jaros is pleased to be a part of Dr. Barbosa’s team as her Office Manager. Previously she has worked as an Operations Manager for a large Homeowner’s Association, worked with accounts receivables, collections and marketing for a large restoration company and other positions with various businesses from Anchorage to Prudhoe Bay during her 36 years residing in Alaska.

She has the ability to multitask and manage conflicting demands in a courteous and confident manner. Her organizational skills and enthusiasm to learn new things, especially in the ever changing medical field, she has been a plus for this office.

Jody has always enjoyed helping others, offering support with a fresh perspective and great sense of compassion and will continue to do so at Alaska Breast Care Specialists.

Cynthia McCaa, RN has been a nursing professional for 40 years, specifically in women’s health care issues. She brings to the practice good nursing skills, integrity, empathy and dedication to her profession.

She previously was employed by Dr. George Stransky. Cynthia has helped open two office practices and is excited to be assisting Dr. Karen Barbosa with her new office practice in breast care and keep the only “Fellowship Trained” Breast Surgeon to stay in the state of Alaska!

What an honor to have Cynthia as a part of our team! She came out of retirement to become a part of the team at Alaska Breast Care Specialists. She says it is her pleasure to be volunteering her time as she believes in providing the best possible care to women, as well as men, with their breast care needs.

Breast Surgery Fellowship

Oncoplastic Trained

Board Certified in General Surgery

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