A KIND, CALM, AND CARING MANNER
“Hackensack UMC is a wonderful place to be a doctor and a patient. Everything needed for state of the art diagnosis and treatment of breast problems and specifically, breast cancer, can be found under a single kind, calm, caring roof.”
—Dr. Jan Huston, MD, FACS, Medical Director,
HackensackUMC Mountainside Hospital
A HEALER AND A FRIEND TO PATIENTS
Dr. Jan Huston is Medical Director of the Breast Health Program at HackensackUMC Mountainside, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease. Her goal is to be both healer and friend to every patient in her care. She provides each patient with an individual game plan for optimal breast health, and a compassionate experience.
SKILLED, TRAINED, AND EXPERIENCED
Dr. Huston is a general and vascular surgeon, devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease for more than 25 years. Dr. Huston is skilled in evaluation of mammograms, and has trained extensively in using ultrasound to enhance the physical exam and to facilitate office biopsy procedures, as well as in the procedures of sentinel node and stereotactic biopsies. An experienced reconstructive breast surgeon, Dr. Huston is well practiced in carefully choosing the surgical site for a patient undergoing a lumpectomy and rebuilding the surrounding breast tissue. She is very proud that most of her patients won’t have any visible scars following surgery. Dr. Huston received an M.D. from Michigan State University. She trained in a vascular fellowship at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Dr. Huston also earned an M.A. in psychology from Western Michigan University, and a B.S. in nursing from Michigan State University. She is also a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group, the Society of Breast Surgeons, and the Society of Surgical Oncologists.
RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE AND COMPASSION
As the recipient of numerous awards and much recognition from her peers, including being a Medical Honoree for the Susan G. Komen Pink Tie Fundraiser in 2009, Dr. Huston has been written up on numerous occasions in New Jersey Monthly’s ‘Top Docs’ and ’101 Top Docs for Women’ editions, N.J. Savvy Living Top Docs for Women August, 2009, and in Castle Connelly Medical LTD’s America’s Top Doctors Consumer Guide.