Please join us in welcoming Eleni Rettig, MD, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.
Eleni Rettig, MD
Associate Surgeon, Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Dr. Rettig is a graduate of Yale University and received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, including a two-year
Otolaryngology research training program. She then completed a fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Dr. Rettig is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Her clinical expertise includes the surgical treatment of head and neck cancers, salivary gland tumors, cutaneous malignancies, and thyroid and parathyroid tumors; transoral robotic surgery; and microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck. Her research interests include human papillomavirus-associated oropharynx cancer, head and neck cancer epidemiology and health-related quality of life among head and neck cancer patients.
Please join us in welcoming Christina A. Minami, MD, MFA, MS, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.
Christina A. Minami, MD, MFA, MS
Associate Surgeon, Division of Breast Surgery
Dr. Minami is a graduate of Harvard University and received her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She also holds an MS in Health Services and Outcomes Research from Northwestern University and an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Dr. Minami completed residency training in General Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine followed by a fellowship in Breast Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Her clinical interests include breast cancer treatment in the elderly, breast conservation and extent of axillary surgery. Her research interests include health services and outcomes research in the arena of geriatric breast oncology, patient-centered decision-making and cancer quality measures.
Jennifer J. Shin, MD, SM, has been appointed associate chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Surgery. In her new role, Dr. Shin will be responsible for supporting the career development of the department’s faculty members through programs designed to optimize their work life and present them with opportunities for achievement, direct interactions and contributions to the Department of Surgery and Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization policy development.
Jennifer J. Shin, MD, SM
Associate Surgeon, Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Chair for Faculty Development, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School
Vice Chair, Academic Affairs at Longwood, Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School
Jennifer J. Shin, MD, SM, is a graduate of Harvard Radcliffe College and Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency and fellowship training in the Harvard Program, and was a fellow of the National Institutes of Health and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She also holds a degree in epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Shin has a longstanding interest in evidence-based practice and has served as chair of the Outcomes Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Leadership Group for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. She also served as co-chair of the expert panel convened by the academy to develop their national clinical consensus statement on pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis, and she served as vice chair of the clinical practice guideline on otitis media with effusion, a multidisciplinary effort supported by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She also chairs one of the specialty’s seven clinical advisory committees, which are cooperative endeavors encompassing the American Board of Otolaryngology, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and subspecialty societies such as the American Laryngological Association and the American Neurotology Society. Dr. Shin also serves as the deputy editor for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, one of the main journals in the field. Her first book, Evidence-Based Otolaryngology (2008), was among the publisher’s most accessed works and has had over 55,000 accessions.