Elizabeth Prier, MD, FACS, Breast Surgeon
Dr. Prier is Idaho’s only fellowship trained Breast Surgeon and serves as the Medical Director of the Saint Alphonsus Comprehensive Breast Surgery Center. This means that after completing medical school and 5 years of residency, Dr. Prier also completed a fellowship (1 year of specialized training) and is now highly-skilled in the breadth of breast surgery techniques. She is board certified in general surgery, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA. Her residency in general surgery was completed through the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, CO and her Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship was completed at the University of California San Francisco in San Francisco, CA. She has served as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, CA and was previously a general surgeon with Boise Surgical Group.
Dr. Prier is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the American Society of Breast Disease and the Idaho Medical Society.
Her practice interests include the breadth of breast surgery. Dr. Prier has extensive experience in nipple sparing mastectomies. She has specialized training in partial breast irradiation which provides a very short course of radiation in either a 1 or 5 day treatment plan. Dr Prier also performs a breast lumpectomy with special attention to cosmetic oncoplastic closures. In addition she has an interest in working with women who are at high risk for breast cancer in order to develop surveillance strategies and offer prevention treatment options.
Dr. Prier’s Care Philosophy
“Breast cancer patients are an amazing group of women who are unique, independent, and tenacious in their effort to overcome their cancer. This fighting spirit is something I have come to admire and value daily in my work. A large part of the reason that I was attracted to the field of surgery is that surgery provides me with the ability to offer the patients I care for both compassion and a practical solution. Breast cancer care engages with these core principles that attracted me to surgery. I am able to develop unique personal relationships with my patients, learn what is important to them in their care and then build a treatment plan that will provide them the best treatment available while taking into consideration the values that are important to them.”
Location and Contact Information
To make an appointment with Dr. Prier, call 208-367-5050
Office Location: 6140 W. Curtisian Ave., Suite 102 Boise, ID 83706