About Dr. Carol Slomski, MD

Dr. Carol Slomski, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Slomski grew up in Mingo Junction and Steubenville, Ohio. After graduating from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio, she attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and graduated in 1981. She then completed a residency in general surgery at West Virginia University and remained on the faculty there for several years before being recruited to join the faculty of the Department of Surgery in the College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University in 1988. At MSU Dr. Slomski practiced general surgery until 2000. At that time she made the decision to focus her practice on the care of persons with diseases of the breast.

During her 19 years at MSU Dr. Slomski held many positions in addition to her clinical duties including: Community Assistant Dean for the Lansing campus, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Chair of the Department of Surgery, Director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Clinic and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.

In December of 2007 Dr. Slomski left Michigan State University to establish Great Lakes Breast Care in order to focus all her energy on the care of persons with breast problems.

An active researcher, Dr. Slomski served as the MSU principle investigator for the NSABP Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene. In 2009 she was recruited to be a panel member of the National Institutes of Health State of the Science Conference on Ductal Carcinoma in situ. In her role as a clinician she constantly sought to bring innovative medical techniques and methods to the midMichigan region. An example of this was her introduction of the technique of sentinel node biopsy to the Lansing Community.

During her time at Great Lakes Breast Care, she continued to be an active contributor to medical education in the state as Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University. She was a founding member of “It’s a Breast Thing”, a non profit corporation whose mission is to provide information and support to persons with breast cancer in the greater Lansing community.

In September, 2011, Dr. Slomski relocated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she joined the Allegheny Health Network and was Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Medical Association and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Her clinical interests include the early detection and management of lymphedema following breast surgery and issues of breast cancer survivorship and breast cancer prevention.

In August, 2012, she was delighted to begin a practice at Weirton Medical Center in Weirton, West Virginia where she is working to establish an accredited breast program. She transitioned to a full time practice at Weirton Medical Center in September, 2014.