Respected Breast Surgeon Nancy J. Taft, MD, FACS, Joins Jupiter Medical Center Team

JUPITER, FLA. (April 1, 2016)– Jupiter Medical Center announced today the appointment of Nancy J. Taft, MD, FACS, a fellowship-trained breast surgeon, as medical director of its Comprehensive Breast Care Program. In her new role, Dr. Taft will lead the hospital’s multidisciplinary team of cancer experts dedicated to delivering the highest quality and most technologically advanced breast care and treatment.

“At Jupiter Medical Center, we are committed to providing world-class patient care, and Dr. Taft shares these same goals,” said Jupiter Medical Center’s President and Chief Executive Officer John D. Couris. “As the only fellowship-trained breast surgeon in northern Palm Beach County, her extensive training and expertise will enhance and expand the capabilities of our Comprehensive Breast Care Program, and give women a new option for advanced breast care right here in our region.”

Highly trained, Dr. Taft completed a fellowship in breast surgery at Chicago's Northwestern University School of Medicine—one of the country's premier breast care centers—where she received a year of additional specialty training in breast cancer treatment. In addition to her career as a skilled surgeon and physician, Dr. Taft is a former Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve where she served as a trauma surgeon caring for our soldiers wounded on the battlefields in Afghanistan. Prior to arriving at Jupiter Medical Center, Dr. Taft served as the medical director of the Comprehensive Breast Center at Little Company of Mary Hospital in the Chicago area.

“To have someone of Dr. Taft’s caliber and training join our team here at Jupiter Medical Center is incredibly exciting,” stated Dr. Abraham Schwarzberg, chief of oncology at Jupiter Medical Center. “Dr. Taft is dedicated to working with her colleagues to create a tailored treatment plan for every patient, leveraging her expertise in minimally invasive surgical, breast conservation and complex reconstruction techniques. She will be an invaluable asset to our medical team.”

Dr. Taft has clinical expertise in a variety of areas of breast care, including benign and malignant breast disease evaluation and treatment, and high risk evaluation and management. She also offers Hidden ScarTM surgery, breast conservation surgery, intraoperative radiation therapy, nipple sparing procedures and oncoplastic breast surgery.

The Comprehensive Breast Care Program at Jupiter Medical Center provides a broad spectrum of breast health services, with the expertise afforded by advanced training and specialization in diseases of the breast. The program offers the most advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques available today, and services include breast health and cancer prevention, genetic testing and counseling, diagnostics and early detection, breast cancer treatment and comprehensive support services.

“There is no need to leave this community to find the latest state-of-the-art technology and treatment plans because Jupiter Medical Center has proven they can offer it all,” explained Dr. Taft. “This hospital has a dedicated team of physicians and staff whose mission is to provide the highest quality treatment and care to patients and their families. This fits perfectly with my philosophy of care and is one of the main reasons I joined the multidisciplinary team here at the Medical Center. I am honored to be a part of this rich tradition.”

For more information on Jupiter Medical Center’s Comprehensive Breast Care Program, visit: To schedule an appointment with Dr. Taft, call 561-741-5642.

About Jupiter Medical Center

A not-for-profit 327-bed regional medical center consisting of 207 private acute-care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center is reimagining how to restore the community’s health and wellness. Award-winning physicians, world-class partnerships and innovative techniques and technology enable Jupiter Medical Center to provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in cardiology, oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health.

Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,500 team members, 575 physicians and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to perform in the top 10% of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit