About the Author
Yashar Hirshaut is a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of breast cancer. A graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he completed his oncology training at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, and at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Form 1970 to 1986 he served as an attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering on the Clinical Immunology Service and an associate professor of medicine at the Cornell University Medical College. He was also head of the Laboratory for Immuno-diagnosis at Sloan-Kettering. In addition to being in private practice, he is currently associate clinical professor of medicine at Cornell University, adjunct professor of biology at Yeshiva University, and an attending physician at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Beth Israel and Lenox Hill Hospitals in New York City.