Breast Health

Your Care Team

You can expect to be seen by top specialists with long experience in all aspects of breast care. You’ll also have your own Breast Health Navigator, a personal guide, consultant, hand-holder, friend, and clinical expert all rolled into one.


Our breast care physicians are trained in breast imaging and leaders in the fields of diagnostic and interventional breast radiology.

Fellowship Trained Breast Surgeon

Breast Pathologists

Lija Joseph

Lija Joseph MD

Breast Health Nurse Practitioners

Our breast health Nurse Practitioners see high-risk patients in our Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Program.  

Breast Health Navigators

The Breast Health Navigator is a licensed healthcare provider with experience in women’s health and oncology (cancer care). Her role is to serve as an expert reference and guide for our patients in all aspects of their breast care. From the time of an abnormal mammogram, the Breast Health Navigator works with the patient and family members to provide support and education and to assist in the delivery of comprehensive breast care at Lowell General Hospital. Learn more about our Breast Health program.

Clinical Leadership

Elisa Shanahan

Elisa Shanahan MS

Keeping You Connected!

There are a number of ways to stay up to date with Lowell General Hospital. Learn more about the latest health topics from our medical experts, participate in a class or a support group, review current hospital news, and take advantage of our many resources.