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Alison Dawn Laws, MD

Surgical Oncology

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Alison Dawn Laws, MD


  • Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School


Clinical Interests

  • Benign breast disease
  • Breast cancer risk counseling and prevention
  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Breast conservation surgery
  • Mastectomy with immediate reconstruction
  • Multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer
  • Nipple-areolar preserving mastectomy
  • Radioactive seed-guided biopsy and lumpectomy
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Skin-sparing mastectomy
  • Surgical oncology

Diseases Treated

Contact Information

  • Office Phone Number617-632-6067
  • Fax617-582-9969


Dr. Alison Laws is a breast surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital and Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center. Dr. Laws received her medical degree from McMaster University and completed a general surgery residency at the University of Calgary in Canada. Dr. Laws then completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/BWH/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Public Health in Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Laws' clinical practice includes caring for patients with breast cancer and benign breast problems through the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center and BWH's Comprehensive Breast Health Center. She also counsels and manages women at high-risk for breast cancer through the BWH B-PREP program. Dr. Laws' research interests include improving outcomes in patients with breast cancer, as well as optimizing how we deliver evidence-based care. She is also interested in improving how we identify and manage women at high-risk for breast cancer.


  • Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Breast Surgical Oncology


  • University of Calgary School of Medicine

Medical School:

  • McMaster University


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