Dr. Marilyn Sandford

Dr. Sandford's Publications and Talks

Board Certified General Surgeon Specializing in Breast Disease and Breast Cancer

Medical School: University of Chicago, Pritzer School of Medicine
Resident Training: Virginia Mason Medical Center
Fellowship: Fellow in Oncoplastic Surgery, Hospital Nossa Senhora das Gracas, Brazil


Dr. Sandford takes an active role in assuring that our community is well informed regarding issues surrounding breast cancer and healthy lifestyles. She teaches medical students, family practice residents and the nurse practitioners. She is a frequently invited lecturer to numerous groups both in the medical community and the public. Topics include breast cancer treatment, breast cancer screening, assessing breast concerns, genetic testing, healthy eating and the role diet plays in cancer treatment and staying healthy in general. If you would be interested in having Dr. Sandford talk to your group, please feel free to contact the office to see what can be arranged.

Below are just a few of Dr. Sandford’s talks and publications:


  • “Demystifying Healthy Eating” at the New Norms Cancer Survivorship Series with Alaska Regional Hospital
  • One-Stage Breast Reconstruction with Definitive, Form-Stable Implants (Rietens, M, Urban, C., Sandford, MB, and Kuroda, F)
  • Spirit of Eagles 6th National Conference: Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities: Honoring our Families from Prevention to Cure (Principle Investigator for the National Institute of Health)
  • Measuring Palliative Care Knowledge, Attitude, Behaviors, and Training Needs Among Healthcare Providers in the Alaska Native Healthcare System- DeCourtney, C and Sandford, MB
  • Thurston, Mason Chapter of Medical Assistants Lecture Series: Updates in Cancer Treatment
  • Providence, St. Peter Hospital Family Practice Residency Lecture Series: Current Management of Breast Cancer
  • Providence, St. Peter Hospital Regional Cancer Center Annual Cancer Symposium: Sentinel Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer and Melanoma
  • Providence, St. Peter Hospital Family Practice Residency Lecture Series: Anorectal Disease
  • Providence, St. Peter Hospital Family Practice Residency Lecture Series: Hernia Management for Primary Care
  • American College of Surgeons Washington State Chapter: Surgical Management of “Bud” Enterocutaneous Fistulas- Thirlby, RC and Sandford, MB
  • American College of Surgeons Washington State Chapter: Pneumoperitoneum for Giant Inguinal Hernia- Szentes, M., Ryan, JA., and Sandford, MB