Breast Surgery

Robbi Kempner, MD, FACS

Dr. Robbi Kempner is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is the Medical Director of Breast and Women’s Health Prevention Services at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. Dr. Kempner is a trained Hidden Scar Breast Surgeon.

Dr. Kempner received her medical doctorate from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. She began her training with a General Surgery residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York City. She followed her Residency with a surgical specialization in Breast Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Kempner’s professional affiliations include the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group, and the Medical Society of New York State.

Dr. Fueg

Adrienne Fueg, MD, FACS

Dr. Fueg is a board certified surgeon who specializes in general, breast and advanced laparoscopic surgery. She has been practicing medicine for 12 years and currently practices with Highland Surgical Associates in West Nyack, NY. She was an attending physician at Elk Regional Medical Center in St. Mary’s Pennsylvania for five years and had a private practice in the Bronx for seven years prior to joining Highland Surgical.

Dr. Fueg earned her medical degree from SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn. She completed her General Surgery Residency at Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, New York Medical College, and Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, New York Medical College. In addition, she completed a Critical Care Fellowship at Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center.

She is a member of the Society of Women Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons as well as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephew, hockey, travel, exercise and sewing.

Her research has been published in The Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Psychopharmacology and Brain Research.

Nelly Oundjian, MD

Dr. Ounjdian is Director of the Cancer Genetics Program at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Oundjian received her medical degree with honors from Aleppo University School of Medicine in Syria. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Harlem Hospital in New York City and her post-doctoral fellowship in clinical genetics at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. She is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics and the New York State Genetics Task Force.

Jessica Gross, RPA-C

Jessica Gross, RPA-C is a Physician Assistant at Highland Medical, P.C., Breast Surgery located in Nyack, NY. She received her Master of Science degree as a Physician Assistant at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Prior to joining Highland Medical, Jessica was a Physician Assistant at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY where she specialized in Malignant Hematology.

Jessica is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She was a cyclist for Cycle for Survival and Team leader for three consecutive years while helping to spread awareness and raise fund for rare cancer research. She is an avid animal lover and enjoys spending time with her golden retriever, Rusty.

Myriam Kawaja

Myriam Kawaja, MS, LCGC

Myriam Kawaja is a licensed and certified genetics counselor at Highland Medical, P.C., Breast Surgery located in Nyack, NY.  She received her Masters of Science in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY and is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counselling.

Prior to joining Highland Medical, P.C., Myriam was a Genetics Counselor at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health Network, Beth Isreal Medical Center in preconception and prenatal counseling. In addition to her duties at Highland Medical, P.C., Myriam is also a Multilingual Genetic Counseling Consultant in preconception, prenatal and cancer counseling at four different locations for CarePoint Health.

Myriam is fluent in English, Spanish and Arabic. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, the American Board of Genetic Counseling and the American Counseling Association. She is passionate about educating and supporting her patients that are at risk or already diagnosed with hereditary conditions. Myriam brings a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience to Highland Medical, P.C., and looks forward to serving her patients.