October 12, 2017

Nashoba Valley Medical Center Welcomes Fellowship-trained Breast Surgeon Lerna Ozcan, MD, to the Medical Staff

Ayer, MA – Nashoba Valley Medical Center and Steward Medical Group recently welcomed board-certified Breast Surgeon Lerna Ozcan, MD, to the medical staff. Dr. Ozcan is the only fellowship-trained breast surgeon in the Nashoba Valley region and completed a breast oncology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. She will provide surgical treatment for patients with benign and malignant breast diseases. These include breast-conserving surgery, oncoplasty, and mastectomies ranging from total to nipple-sparing mastectomies.

“Dr. Ozcan is a welcome addition to our surgical team,” said Salvatore Perla, president of Nashoba Valley Medical Center. “Her overall medical training coupled with her expertise in breast surgery will be a benefit to patients living in our community.”

Having earned her medical degree from Justus-Liebig University, School of Medicine in Giessen, Germany, Dr. Ozcan completed her surgical residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Massachusetts. She is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, Massachusetts Medical Society and American Medical Society.

“My patients and their individual needs are a top priority in the care I provide,” said Dr. Ozcan. “I approach each patient with an open dialogue; addressing any questions or concerns they may have as breast care, and surgery can be a sensitive topic.”

Dr. Ozcan joins the SMG Nashoba Valley Surgical Office, which is located at 190 Groton Road, Suite 210 in Ayer, Massachusetts. For more information about Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s surgical services, call 978-772-6265.

About Nashoba Valley Medical Center
Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) offers community-based primary care and specialty services. NVMC was awarded an A, the highest grade possible, in hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group. The hospital was a recipient of the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval and was named to Leapfrog’s annual list of Top Hospitals in 2014. Areas of clinical strength include emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, geriatric psychiatry, cardiology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, oncology, orthopedics, physical therapy and general surgery. NVMC also offers a comprehensive Center for Pain Management, Diabetes and Endocrine Center, Travel Clinic and Occupational Health Services. Nashoba Valley Medical Center is part of Steward Health Care, which is a fully integrated national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where its patients live. Steward operates 36 community hospitals in ten states that employ approximately 37,000 people and regularly receives top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes more than 26 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,300 beds under management, and more than 1.1 million covered lives through the company’s managed care and health insurance services. Additional information is available at