JMBCC Welcomes New Breast Surgeon, Dr. Tyshaun James-Hart

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Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is pleased to welcome Tyshaun James-Hart, MD, who will see patients at the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) beginning in April. She comes to the JMBCC with 27 years of surgical experience and focuses on the treatment of breast disease.

“I am looking forward to joining the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center because it is clear to me that they value breast cancer care and breast health as their own entity as a science and service. They understand that it is an essential service that women in the community need and deserve. Education, prevention, treatment, and survivorship are essential components of breast health and breast cancer. The center is committed to this concept, and I am proud to join their team,” said Dr. James-Hart.

Dr. James-Hart received her medical degree from Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in Huntingdon, West Virginia. She completed a general surgery residency at Harlem Hospital Center in New York, New York, during which she served as chief resident for pediatric surgery and surgery. She then pursued a surgical oncology fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York.

Following her surgical oncology fellowship, she served as a general surgeon within the Northern Generations/Health and Hospitals Corporation of New York. She has practiced breast and general surgical oncology in Newport News, Virginia, and Charleston and Beckley, West Virginia. In 2011, she assumed a role at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana, establishing a practice entirely focused on breast care. Most recently, Dr. James-Hart served as a breast surgeon and surgical oncologist with UPMC in Altoona.

Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. James-Hart is an active member of the National Medical Association, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. James-Hart specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases. She also performs breast biopsies as well as lumpectomy, mastectomy, nipple sparing mastectomy, and sentinel lymph node biopsy.

Appointments with Dr. James-Hart can be made by calling 814-467-3080.

To achieve a work/life balance, she stays close with her family and cares for her dogs. In her free time, Dr. James-Hart enjoys singing, gardening, cooking, and traveling.

About Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center
The Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) opened in February 2002 offering comprehensive and personalized breast care in one convenient location. The JMBCC exists to prevent and treat diseases of the breast and other conditions that can impact the lives of the women served. The tools and techniques used include digital mammography, ultrasound, breast biopsies, breast MRI, bone densitometry, genetic counseling, research studies, and female breast surgeons on-site.

 About Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber
Founded in 1906, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is an independent, non-profit acute care hospital in northern Somerset County, bordering Cambria County. The 54-bed hospital shares a campus and collaborates with Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber (CSSIMMW), a private, non-profit biomedical research center. With more than 450 employees, CSSMCW is the fourth largest employer in Somerset County. CSSMCW’s mission is to provide excellence in personalized, quality health care services through innovation, research and education in response to community needs. For more information visit