Our Care Team
Your breast reconstruction team at the Friedman Center includes your surgeon, a physician assistant or nurse practitioner, and a clinical coordinator. This team will care for you from your initial consult
Our team also works with your other providers, such as your oncologist and breast surgeon, to offer you comprehensive support. From patient advocacy to resource coordination to billing assistance, we’re here to help you to your final postsurgical appointment.
Clinical Care Coordinator
Nicole is passionate about helping others and a true caregiver at heart. She works with patients across the continuum of their breast reconstruction clinical care and can help you navigate every step of the way through treatment, surgery, and follow-up care. She can also help you locate other support services that may help you and your family.
Nicole also offers office-based treatments to refresh facial appearance and delay the aging process, such as Botox, dermal fillers, dermaplaning, and custom medical-grade skin care. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and family time, and has completed an Ironman triathlon!
Janet is first and foremost a patient advocate. In her role as Program Director, she connects patients to the full complement of resources available at the Friedman Center. She is passionate about helping women feel empowered and supported on their breast reconstruction journey. Janet also coordinates the team at the Friedman Center, builds relationships with healthcare partners, and leads many of our community events.
As Administrative Manager, Jenna is responsible for facilitating daily operations, business functions, and- most importantly- patient relations at the Friedman Center. She focuses on creating a warm, professional environment for both patients and staff, and continually works to increase patient satisfaction. When she’s not at work, Jenna cherishes spending quality time with her son and family.
Advanced Care Providers and Nursing Staff
SENIOR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
Senior Nurse Practitioner
Bogum “Lena” Kwon
SENIOR SURGICAL COORDINATOR
SENIOR SURGICAL COORDINATOR AND PRACTICE SUPERVISOR
Renata Walicka Zeh
Lead Surgical Coordinator
Every staff member at the Friedman Center is part of your Care Team, even if you never meet them! The receptionist who greets you upon arrival, the medical assistant who takes your blood pressure, the insurance coordinator busily working behind the scenes—each employee is committed to helping you have an excellent experience.
At the Friedman Center, we’re committed to helping you feel whole again. That means addressing your needs as a whole woman. We offer many resources in-house, and we partner with Northwell Health for ancillary services to help you recover physically, mentally, and emotionally.
The resources you have available include physical therapy, genetic counseling, mastectomy fitters, nipple tattooing, patient navigators, community support groups. We strive to meet your every need, so please let us know what else we can do to support you through your reconstruction journey.