Dr. Akiko Chiba is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Duke University Medical Center and Associate Program Director of Duke Breast Surgery Fellowship Program. She is a breast surgical oncologist who cares for patients with breast cancer, benign breast diseases and those with an increased risk of breast cancer. Her clinical interests include young patients with breast cancer, genetic mutation carriers, and de-escalation of surgical treatment after neoadjuvant therapies. She is also studying the role of microbiome in breast cancer and how modulation of microbiome could be used to improve patient outcome.
In addition to her role at Duke Cancer Institute, Dr. Chiba serve as an advisory board member of Breast and Gyn Oncology System of Excellence with National Oncology Program Office, Veterans Health Administration. This is a national program to improve care for breast and gynecologic cancer of veterans. On the national level, she serves on the Breast Committee for Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, Publications Committee for Association of Women Surgeons, and Member Engagement Committee for American Society of Breast Surgeons.