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Rena Beth Kass, M.D.

Office Information

Penn State Hershey Breast Center
30 Hope Drive, Building A, Suite 1800
Hershey, PA 17033
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 717-531-5867 Fax: 717-531-2041


Breast Surgery General Surgery Surgical Oncology

Patient Services Provided

Breast Cancer Breast Diseases Breast Ultrasound Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy Breast Intervention Surgical Oncology

Practice Locations

Professional Education

Fellowship, Surgery, Breast, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (2003) Residency, Surgery, General, North Shore University Hospital (2000) M.D., Albany Medical College (New York) (1995)

Research Interests

  • Surgical Education
  • Surgical Leadership
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Survivorship

Academic Interests

  • Breast Diseases/Surgery (Benign and Malignant)


Layeeque R, Henry-Tillman RS, Korourian S, Kass R, Klimberg VS.
Subareolar Sentinel Node Staging for Multiple Breast Cancers.
Am J of Surg. 2003 Dec; 186(6):730-5.
Kass R, Henry-Tillman RS, Nurko J, Korourian S, Mancino A, Colvert M, Johnson AT, Lane S, Brown H, Lamps L, Fincher R, De Las Casas L, Waldron J, Klimberg, VS.
Touch Prep of Breast Core Needle Biopsy: A new method for same-day diagnosis.
Am J of Surg. 2003 Dec; 186(6):737-41.
Layeeque R, Kepple J, Henry-Tillman RS, Adkins L, Kass R, Colvert M, Gibson R, Mancino A, Korourian S, Klimberg VS.
Intraoperative subareolar radioisotope injection for immediate sentinel lymph node biopsy.
Ann Surg. 2004 Jun; 239(6):841-848.
Kass R, Lind DS, Souba WW.
Section 3: Breast, Skin & Soft Tissue, Chapter 5: Breast Procedures.
In Souba WW and Fink MP, et al, eds. ACS Surgery: Principles & Practice, WebMD Publishing.  Pages 1-18, April 2007 (available online @ – April 2007).
Kass R, Mancino AT, Rosenbloom AL, Klimberg VS, Bland KI.
The Breast: Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases, 4th Edition.
Breast Physiology: Normal and Abnormal Development and Function. In: Bland KI and Copeland EM, eds. Saunders/Elsevier Publishing, Volume 1, Section II, Chapter 3, Pages 39-58, 2009.
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Honors and Awards

Medical Student Teaching Award, Department of Surgery (2009) America’s Top Physician, Consumers’ Research Council of America (2008) The Best Doctors of America (2007-2008)