Tuesday, November 27, 2018
6:00–9:00 p.m.


Alumni House Adelphi University 154 Cambridge Avenue Garden City, NY 11530

Breast Reconstruction – Know Your Options

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program is presenting a forum on Breast Reconstruction at Adelphi University’s Alumni House in Garden City from
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

» Register online for the forum

Reconstruction after a mastectomy is a significant step towards healing from a breast cancer diagnosis. A panel of experts will discuss the process of reconstruction, new developments in surgery and the psychosocial aspects of reconstruction. The panel will be comprised of two surgeons and patients, and an empowerment specialist.


Dr. Noël B. Natoli, MD, FACS
Plastic Surgeon specializing in Breast Reconstruction,
Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, PC

Dr. Noël Natoli is a board-certified plastic surgeon and partner at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group. She joined the practice in 2011 and became a partner in 2015. Dr. Natoli is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. She received her undergraduate degree at The College of William & Mary and obtained her Doctorate of Medicine from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. She went on to complete a combined residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She then went on to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for a Microsurgical Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. While at the University of Pennsylvania, she focused on autologous breast reconstruction and was also a surgical team member for the planning and development of the hand transplant program at Penn. Dr. Natoli specializes in general plastic and reconstructive surgery with a focus in natural breast reconstruction using microsurgical techniques. She is also licensed in Montana where she travels to provide plastic and reconstructive surgery at St. James Hospital in Butte.

Anne Hogan
Reconstruction Patient of Dr. Natoli,
Volunteer with the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program

Anne Hogan is a 14 year survivor of a rare form of breast Cancer, “invasive lobular carcinoma.” She underwent a bilateral mastectomy followed by chemotherapy. Anne tested positive for BRCA 2 gene mutation. Sadly, Anne’s mom died at age 41 of breast cancer. Fortunately, Anne found strength, support and guidance by calling the Adelphi hotline. Ultimately, Anne decided that she wanted to help others the way she had been helped. She joined the program as a volunteer in October 2003. She delayed her reconstruction for 13 years. After meeting Dr. Noël Natoli at the 2015 Breast Cancer Summit, Anne decided to have Diep Flap Surgery. She lives in Glendale, NY and treasures time spent with her daughter and grandchildren.


Dr. Ron Israeli, MD, FACS
Plastic Surgeon specializing in Breast Reconstruction,
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, PC

Dr. Ron Israeli is a plastic surgeon who has been in practice on Long Island for over 20 years. After completing Boston University’s six-year combined liberal arts-medical education program, Dr. Israeli completed his surgery residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, and his plastic surgery residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School. Dr. Israeli is a nationally recognized expert in breast reconstruction, providing microsurgical procedures as well as all implant-based options for breast reconstruction. He has lectured on the subjects of breast reconstruction and abdominal wall reconstruction at national and regional conferences and has written multiple articles published in peer-reviewed journals. He has also written a number of textbook and atlas chapters on breast and abdominal wall reconstruction techniques. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Israeli is a co-founder of, a comprehensive web resource for women facing mastectomy. For his dedication and leadership in the field of post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, Dr. Israeli was honored by the American Cancer Society with their 2007 Physician of Distinction Award.

Lucienne Colombo
Reconstruction Patient of Dr. Israeli

Lucienne Colombo is a breast cancer survivor and “thriver” of 10 years!  After complications related to her bilateral mastectomies and tissue expander reconstruction, Lucienne underwent delayed DIEP flap breast reconstruction. Her sister Linda remains her dedicated supporter and caretaker and has been by her side from the time of diagnosis throughout her entire course of treatment. Featured in the documentary restored, which is about Dr. Ron Israeli’s breast reconstruction life cast project, Lucienne is known by those that are close to her for her exclamations of “Big Love” and “Awesome.”  It is Lucienne’s enthusiasm and positive mindset which helped her forge her way through treatment, and which now allow her to live life to its fullest.


Mollie Sugarman
Clinical Director, Patient Empowerment Program,
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, PC

Mollie Sugarman is the Clinical Director of the Patient Empowerment Program at New York Breast Reconstruction Associates (nyBRA)/Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, PC in Great Neck, NY. With over forty years of experience, she brings her extensive background in working with individuals coping with various life and health issues and in developing programs that promote wellness and support. She is passionate about her work and strongly believes that a nurturing environment is vital to dealing with the myriad of emotions one experiences when facing a cancer diagnosis and traveling the journey.  Mollie’s former private practices focused on individuals dealing with serious illnesses, difficult life transitions, and couples’ issues.  In 1972, she was appointed an Instructor of Psychiatry at New York Medical College and the following year, was awarded an Honorarium from the Psychiatric Society of NY Medical College.  




All forums are free and open to the public.

This forum, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Adelphi’s Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Avenue in Garden City. Reservations are required.

To RSVP, call 516.877.4325; email or register online at the link below:

» Register online for the forum

If you are unable to attend our forum, it can be watched on Facebook Live from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

The forum will be available on our YouTube channel the day following the forum.

The Breast Reconstruction forum is made possible by a grant from the
The Plastic Surgery Foundation and a grant from Sientra Full Circle


For further information, please contact:

Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program
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Support Hotline: 800.877.8077