RESEARCH / PUBLICATIONS

Honors and Awards

2007
Best Oral Presentation, Annual Scott & White Surgery Resident Research Day Kilbride K, James A, Ashley P, Miltenburg DM, Shabahang M. Trends in the treatment and survival of inflammatory breast cancer.
2006
Best Poster, Annual Scott & White Medicine Resident Research Day Dobin S, Miltenburg DM, Rajab H, Boyle T. Late relapse associated with CEP 17 polysomic breast cancer.
1997
Best Clinical Paper, American College of Surgeons South Texas Chapter Miltenburg DM, Nuchtern JG, Jaksic T, Kozinetz CA, Brandt ML. Meta-analysis of the risk of metachronous hernia in infants and children.
1992
Best Clinical Paper, University of Manitoba Surgery Research Competition Miltenburg DM. The validity of tuning fork test in diagnosing hearing loss.

Houston Breast Cancer Surgeon

Darlene M. Miltenburg MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Call US 713-795-0161

Published peer-reviewed journal articles

  1. Miltenburg DM. The validity of tuning fork test in diagnosing hearing loss. J Otolaryngology 1994;23(4):254-9.
  2. Miltenburg DM, Lou D, Sutherland G. Epidemiology of childhood brain tumors. Can J Neurological Sciences 1996; 23:118-22.
  3. Miltenburg DM, Nuchtern J, Jaksic T, Kozinetz C, Brandt M. Meta-analysis of risk of metachronous hernia in infants and children. Am J Surg. 1997;174:741-4.
  4. Miltenburg DM, Nuchtern J, Jaksic T, Kozinetiz C, Brandt M. Laparoscopic evaluation of the pediatric inguinal hernia–a meta-analysis. J Pediatr Surg. 1998;33:874-9.
  5. Miltenburg DM, Miller C, Karamlou TB, Brunicardi FC. Meta-analysis of sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer. J Surg Res. 1999;84:138-42.
  6. Palit T, Miller C, Miltenburg DM. The efficacy of thyroidectomy for Graves' disease: A meta-analysis. J Surg Res. 2000;90:161-5.
  7. Miltenburg DM, Conklin L, Sastri S. The role of genetic screening and prophylactic surgery in surgical oncology. J Am Coll Surg. 2000;190:619-28.
  8. Miltenburg DM, Schaffer R 3rd, Breslin T, Brandt M. Changing indications for pediatric cholecystectomy. Pediatrics. 2000;105:1250-3.
  9. Palit T, Miltenburg DM, Brunicardi FC. Cost analysis of breast conservation surgery compared with modified radical mastectomy with and without reconstruction. Am J Surg. 2000;179:441-5.
  10. Miltenburg DM, Prost H, Graviss E, Arem R. The role of frozen section, gender, age, and tumor size in the differentiation of follicular adenoma from carcinoma: a meta-analysis. Surgery. 2000;128:1075-81.
  11. Miltenburg DM, Schaffer R, Breslin T, Brandt M. Changing indications for pediatric cholecystectomy. Pediatrics. 2000;105:1250-3.
  12. Miltenburg DM, Schaffer R, Palit T, Brandt M. Laparascopic cholecystectomy in children: Is it better than open?  Pediatric Endosurgery and Techniques 2001;51: 13-7.
  13. Dolan J, Miltenburg DM, Granchi T, Miller C, Brunicardi FC. Treatment of metastatic breast cancer with somatostatin analogues–a meta-analysis. Ann Surg Oncol. 2001;8:227-33.
  14. Wilkinson J, Boyle T, Song J, Kilbride K, Miltenburg DM. Surgeon-performed ultrasound reliably predicts skin spacing and may decrease the rate of MammoSite balloon catheter explanation in patients undergoing brachytherapy for breast cancer. Am J Surg. 2008;196:289-92. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2007.11.012.
  15. Miltenburg DM, Speights VO Jr. Benign breast disease. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2008;35:285-300, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2008.03.008.
  16. Abboud M, Nitsch P, Weidman-Johnson M, Schwartz Mr, Desai S, Lim S, Miltenburg DM, Bass B, Teh B. Patients with bilateral breast ductal carcinoma in situ treated with accelerated partial breast irradiation—initial experience.  J Radiat. Oncol. 2014;3:293-8.
  17. Akhtari M, Pino R, Scarboro S, Bass B, Miltenburg DM, Butler E, Teh B. Dosimetric considerations and early clinical experience of accelerated partial breast irradiation using multi-lumen applicators in the setting of breast augmentation. J Contemp Brachytherapy. 2015;7:423-9. doi:10.5114/jcb.2015.56515.
  18. Fakhreddine M, Haque W, Ahmed A, Schwartz M, Farach AM, Paulino A, Bonefas E, Miltenburg D, Teh B. Prognostic factors, treatment, and outcomes in early stage, invasive papillary breast cancer: a SEER investigation of less aggressive treatment in a favorable histology. Amer J Clin Oncol (Accepted)
  19. Akhtari M, Abboud M, Szeja S, Pino R, Bass B, Miltenburg DM, Butler B, Teh B.  Clinical outcomes toxicity and long-term cosmesis of accelerated partial breast irradiation in women with close skin spacing.  Brachytherapy (Submitted)
  20. Lewis G, Chen W, Huang Y, Szeja S, Hatch S, Farach A, Miltenburg D, Butler E. Treatment Outcomes and Prognostic Factors in Male Patients with Stage IV Breast Cancer: a Population-Based Study.  Clinical Breast Cancer  (Accepted)

Book Chapters

Miltenburg, DM, Miller C, Karamlou T, Brunicardi FC. “Meta-analysis of sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer." In Breast Diseases: A Yearbook Quarterly, March 2000, Mosby-Year Book, Inc., St. Louis, MO.

Published Media

  1. Miltenburg DM. Familial breast cancer. Hadassah Breast Cancer, Genetics and Ashkenazi Women, Videotape Production, Houston, TX, June 1998.
  2. Women's health care issues. Television Appearance, Monica Lamb's Women's Training Camp, Channel 2 News Health Beat, Houston, TX, April 10, 1999.
  3. Surgical treatment of breast cancer. Television Interview, Houston, TX, December 10, 1999.
  4. Miltenburg DM. Diagnosis and management of breast cancer. Audio-Digest Obstetrics/Gynecology, October 2006; 53:19.

Abstracts

  1. Miltenburg DM. The validity of tuning fork tests in diagnosing hearing loss. Paper presented at: Canadian Otolaryngology Society Meeting; 1992 June; Victoria, British Columbia.
  2. Miltenburg DM, Lou D, Sutherland G. Epidemiology of childhood brain tumors. Paper presented at: Canadian Neurological Sciences Meeting; 1993 June; Victoria, British Columbia.
  3. Miltenburg DM, Nuchtern J, Jaksic T, Kozinetz C, Brandt M. Laparoscopic evaluation of pediatric inguinal hernia – A meta-analysis. Paper presented at: South Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Meeting; 1997 February 13-15; San Antonio, TX.
  4. Miltenburg DM, Nuchtern JG, Jaksic T, Kozinetiz C, Brandt M.  Meta-analysis of the risk of metachronous hernia in children. Paper presented at:  Southwestern Surgical Congress Meeting; 1997 April 14-17; Rancho Mirage, CA.
  5. Miltenburg DM, Nuchtern JG, Jaksic T, Kozinetiz C, Brandt M. Laparoscopic evaluation of pediatric inguinal hernia – A meta-analysis. paper presented at:  Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Meeting; 1997 October 4-6; Banff, Alberta.
  6. Miltenburg DM, Schaffer R, Breslin T, Brandt M. Pediatric cholelithiasis: Changing indications for cholecystectomy. Paper presentation: South Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Meeting; 1998 February; San Antonio, TX.
  7. Miltenburg DM, Schaffer R, Breslin T, Brandt M. Pediatric laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Paper presentation at:  Southwestern Surgical Congress Meeting; 1998 April 19-21; San Antonio, TX.
  8. Miltenburg DM, Brandt M. The increasing incidence and Mortality of emergency pediatric cholecystectomy. Paper presentation at:  American Pediatric Surgical Association Meeting; 1998 May 10-12; Hilton Head, SC.
  9. Miltenburg DM. Sentinel lymph bode biopsy in breast cancer. Paper presentation at: Texas Surgical Society Meeting; 1998 October 6; Austin, TX.
  10. Miltenburg DM, Miller C, Karamlou T, Brunicardi FC. Meta-analysis of sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer. Paper presented at:  Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) 32nd Annual Meeting; 1998 November 19-22; Seattle, WA.
  11. Dolan J, Miltenburg DM, Granchi T, Miller C 3rd, Brunicardi FC. Treatment of metastatic breast cancer with somatostatin analogues – A meta-analysis. Paper presented at:  Society for University Surgeons (SUS) Meeting; 1999 February 11-13; New Orleans, LA.
  12. Miltenburg DM, Brandt, M. Contralateral laparoscopic exploration in unilateral inguinal hernia in children. Paper presentation at: Southwestern Surgical Congress Meeting; 1999 April 18-20; Coronado, CA.
  13. Palit T, Miltenburg DM, Brunicardi FC. Cost analysis of breast conservation surgery compared to modified radical mastectomy. Paper presentation at: The Surgical Forum of the American College of Surgeons Meeting; 1999 October 12-15; San Francisco, CA.
  14. Palit T, Miller C, Miltenburg DM. The efficacy of thyroidectomy for Grave's disease: A meta-analysis." Paper presentation at:  Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) Meeting; 1999 November 19-21; Philadelphia, PA.
  15. Dolan J, Miltenburg DM, Granchi T, Miller C 3rd, Brunicardi FC. Treatment of metastatic breast cancer with somatostatin analogues – A meta-analysis. Paper presentation at: Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) Meeting; 1999 November 19-21; Philadelphia, PA.
  16. Miltenburg DM, Prost H, Graviss E, Arem R. The role of frozen section, gender, age, and tumor size in differentiating follicular adenoma from carcinoma: A meta-analysis. Paper presentation at: American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Meeting; 2000 May; London, England and Lille, France.
  17. Theobald L, Dobin S, Miltenburg DM, Rajab H, Boyle T. Late relapse associated with CEP 17 polysomic breast cancer. Poster presented at: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 42nd Annual Meeting; 2006 June; Atlanta, GA.
  18. Smith E, Miltenburg DM, McPadden E, Barnett Y, Boyle T. Mammographic findings six months after MammoSite brachytherapy. Poster presented at:  American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting; 2006 November; Chicago, IL.
  19. Kilbride K, James A, Ashley P, Miltenburg DM, Shabahang M. Trends in the treatment and survival of inflammatory breast cancer. Poster presented at: Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) Annual Meeting; 2007 April; Washington, DC.
  20. Wilkinson J, Boyle T, Song J, Kilbride K, Miltenburg DM. Surgeon-performed ultrasound reliably predicts skin distance and may reduce the rate of MammoSite balloon explanation." Poster presented at:  American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) 8th Annual Meeting; 2007 May; Phoenix, AZ.
  21. Kilbride K, Boyle T, Song J, Charles-Love O, Wilkinson J, Miltenburg DM. Seroma formation after MammoSite treatment is associated with large balloon volume. Poster presented at: American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) 8th Annual Meeting; 2007 May; Phoenix, AZ.
    This was also presented as an oral presentation at the 2007 2nd Annual Scott & White Surgery Resident Research Day.
  22. Wilkinson J, Cornelius L, Song J, Ruud C, Monticcilo D, Miltenburg DM, Boyle T. Late-onset nosocomial surgical site infections associated with seroma formation after MammoSite. Poster presented at: American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) 49th Annual Meeting; 2007 October; Los Angeles, CA.
  23. Dixon J, Wilkinson J, Song J, Boyle T, Miltenburg DM. Local recurrence rate in breast cancer patients treated with partial mastectomy and MammoSite brachytherapy compared to whole breast radiation. Poster presented at: American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) 11th Annual Meeting; 2010 May; Las Vegas, NV.
    This was also presented as an oral presentation at the 2010 5th Annual Scott & White Surgery Resident Research Day.
  24. Akhtari M, Rodriguez E, Pino R, Bass B, Miltenburg DM, Teh B. Long-term outcome of accelerated partial breast irradiation using multi-lumen applicators in the setting of breast augmentation. Paper presented at: American Brachytherapy Society Annual Meeting; 2015 April 9-11; Orlando, FL.
  25. Akhtari M, Szeja S, Pino R, Bass B, Miltenburg DM, Butler B, Teh B.  Long-term clinical and cosmetic outcomes of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) with multi-lumen applicators in patients with skin spacing < 7 mm. Accepted for poster session presented at:  World Congress of Brachytherapy; 2016 June 27-29; San Francisco, CA.
  26. Huang Y, Chen W, Szeja S, Hatch S, Farach A, Miltenburg DM, Butler B, Teh B, Yat-sen S. Treatment outcome and prognostic factors in male patients with stage IV breast cancer: A population-based study. Accepted for presentation at: American Society for therapeutic Radiology Oncology (ASTRO) 58th Annual meeting; 2016 Sept 25-28; Boston, MA.

Major Invited Speeches

Local

  1. Molecular genetics in surgical oncology, Surgery Grand Rounds, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1998.
  2. Genetic screening in thyroid and breast cancer, Methodist Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds, Houston, TX, 1998.
  3. Current surgical management of breast cancer, Visiting Physician Education Program, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1998.
  4. Genetic testing and tamoxifen chemoprevention in breast cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, 1998.
  5. Failure to diagnose breast cancer: The trial. Law Journal Seminar, Houston, TX, 1998.
  6. Sentinel lymph node dissection and other developments in breast cancer management, Visiting Physician Educational Program: The Contemporary Management of the Patient with Breast Cancer, Baylor College of Medicine, 1998.
  7. Breast cancer update, Oncology Nursing Lecture, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, 1999.
  8. Sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer – A meta-analysis. Poster presentation at:  8th Annual Oncology Research Seminar and Poster Session, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, May 21, 1999.
  9. Abdominal trauma, Baylor College of Medicine Critical Care Fellow Lecture Series, Houston, TX, June 8, 2000.
  10. Cost analysis of breast conservation surgery compared to modified radical mastectomy. 9th Annual Oncology Research Seminar and Poster Session, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, June 9, 2000.
  11. Update in breast cancer, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX, 2002.
  12. Diseases of the Breast, Woman's Imaging, Scott & White Memorial Hospital, May 17, 2003.
  13. Evaluation of the abnormal breast, Scott & White Annual Meeting for the Adult Patient, South Padre Island, TX, June 2003.
  14. Modern treatment of breast cancer, Scott & White Annual Meeting for the Adult Patient, South Padre Island, TX, June 2003.
  15. What a plastic surgeon needs to know about breast cancer, Part A, Plastic Surgery Rounds, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX, August 12, 2004.
  16. What a plastic surgeon needs to know about breast cancer, Part B, Plastic Surgery Rounds, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX, August 19, 2004.
  17. Update in breast cancer and reconstructive surgery, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX, November 15, 2004.
  18. What a gynecologist needs to know about breast cancer. OB/GYN Grand Rounds, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX, March 21, 2005.
  19. What’s new in the epidemiology, diagnosis and surgical management of breast cancer? Scott & White Annual Meeting for the Adult Patient, South Padre Island, TX, June 2006.
  20. What a plastic surgeon needs to know about breast cancer, Part A, Plastic Surgery Rounds, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX, July 30, 2007.
  21. What a plastic surgeon needs to know about breast cancer, Part B, Plastic Surgery Rounds, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX, August 2, 2007.
  22. Benign diseases of the breast, OB/GYN Grand Rounds, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX, March 9, 2009.
  23. Malignant conditions of the breast. OB/GYN Rounds, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX, March 16, 2009.
  24. Benign conditions of the breast, Scott & White, The Female Patient; Current Issues in the Care of Women, South Padre Island, TX, June 18, 2009.
  25. Breast cancer update, Scott & White, The Female Patient; Current Issues in the Care of Women, South Padre Island, TX, June 19, 2009.
  26. Breast cancer, General Surgery Resident Lecture, Scott & White, Temple, TX, July 28, 2009.
  27. Benign breast disease, General Surgery Resident Lecture, Scott & White, Temple, TX, August 10, 2010.
  28. Malignant conditions of the breast, General Surgery Resident Lecture, Scott & White, Temple, TX, August 17, 2010.
  29. Introduction to surgical conditions of the breast, Junior General Surgery Lecture, Scott & White, Temple, TX, August 31, 2010.
  30. Update on the surgical management of breast cancer, Surgical Innovations Conference, Scott & White Department of Surgery Retreat; 2010 Nov 13-14; Bastrop, TX,
  31. Complex surgical management of the breast, Surgical Innovations Conference, Scott & White Department of Surgery Retreat; 2010 Nov 13-14; Bastrop, TX.
  32. Management of the Axilla, Controversies in the Detection and Management of Early-stage Breast Cancer, Baylor College of Medicine Breast Cancer Symposium; 2016 February 27; Houston, TX.

National

  1. Miltenburg DM. Clinical/Outcomes Research, Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) Fundamentals of Surgical Research Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 1999.
  2. Miltenburg DM. Clinical Research, Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) Fundamentals of Surgical Research Meeting, Tampa, FL, 2000.
  3. Miltenburg DM. Trends in the surgical management of early stage breast cancer, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Michigan State University, Kalamazoo, MI, 2001.

International

  1. Miltenburg DM. Future of laparoscopic surgery and laparoscopic treatment for hiatal hernia, Clinica De Merida Medical Symposium, Merida, Mexico, 1997.
  2. Miltenburg DM. Controversies in surgical decision making in breast oncology, Group for the Advancement of Breast Reconstruction (GABRS), Tuscany, Italy, 2015.

Community Outreach

  1. Breast Self-Examination. Breast Health Seminar, Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO), Houston, TX, 1998.
  2. Breast Health Seminar, Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO), Houston, TX, 1999.
  3. What's my specialty? National Youth Leadership Forum, Houston, TX, 2000.
  4. Targeted therapy for breast cancer, Scott & White Cancer Survivor Celebration, Scott & White, Temple, TX, March 25, 2010.
  5. Prophylactic breast surgery and reconstruction, Katy ISD Health Services Department Meeting, Legacy Stadium, Katy, TX, February 24,2018.
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