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Winnie Polen, DO
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  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Care Center
  • Cancer Services
  • Clinical Research
  • Surgical Oncology
Accepting new patients

Appointments: Call 973-404-9945


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890 Mountain Avenue Breast Care Center

890 Mountain Avenue
3rd Floor
New Providence, NJ 07974
United States

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150 Park Avenue Breast Surgery

150 Park Avenue
2nd Floor
Florham Park, NJ 07932
United States

Clinical Expertise

  • Abnormal mammogram support
  • Abscess excision
  • Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
  • Additional / adjuvant therapy
  • Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL)
  • Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Anticardiolipin antibodies
  • Antiphospholipid antibodies
  • Antithrombin III deficiency
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Aromatase Inhibitors
  • B12 deficiency
  • Bile duct cancers
  • Bladder cancer
  • Blood diseases
  • Blood transfusions
  • Bone marrow aspiration
  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Breast biopsy education
  • Breast biopsy support
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast cancer coordinated care services
  • Breast cancer counseling resource support
  • Breast cancer education
  • Breast cancer health care support
  • Breast cancer lifestyle modification
  • Breast cancer nurse navigation
  • Breast cancer risk assessment support
  • Breast cancer support
  • Breast cancer support groups
  • Breast cancer surgery support
  • Breast cancer survivor plan of care
  • Breast cancer survivor support
  • Breast disease education and support
  • Breast disease nurse navigation
  • Breast health education and support
  • Breast health nurse navigation
  • Breast imaging
  • Breast treatment with nurse navigation
  • Breast ultrasound education and support
  • CMML
  • Cancer care
  • Cancer survivor support
  • Chemoprevention
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chemotherapy clinical trials
  • Chemotherapy side effect support
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
  • Clinical trials
  • Colon cancer
  • Complete blood count
  • Cooley's anemia
  • Counseling resource support
  • Cutaneous ALCL
  • Cyst excision
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ / DCIS nurse navigation
  • Duodenal cancer
  • Endocrine tumors
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal tumors
  • Excisional breast biopsy support
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Factor 5 Leiden
  • Follicular lymphoma
  • Frequent bruising
  • Frequent fever
  • Frequent nosebleed
  • Gallbladder
  • Gallbladder cancer / carcinoma
  • Gastric cancer
  • Gastrointestinal tumors
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemoglobin H disease
  • Hemophilia
  • Hepatic tumors
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Hormone therapy
  • Hydrops fetalis
  • I&D (incision and drainage) abscess
  • Image - guided biopsy support
  • Immunotherapy
  • Inflammatory breast disease nurse navigation
  • Invasive ductal cancer nurse navigation
  • Invasive lobular cancer nurse navigation
  • Iron level test
  • Laparocopic Surgery
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Leukocytopenia
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lipoma excision
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver tumors
  • Lobular carcinoma in situ nurse navigation
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Lump in groin
  • Lump in neck
  • Lump under arm
  • Lupus anticoagulant
  • Lymph Node Biopsy/excision
  • Lymphocytic leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Mammogram education and support
  • Mantle cell lymphoma
  • Marginal zone lymphoma
  • Mastectomy education and support
  • Metastatic breast cancer nurse navigation
  • Minimally invasive technique
  • Multidisciplinary breast treatment
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
  • Myelogenous leukemia
  • Myeloproliferative disorders
  • Nasopharyngeal cancer
  • Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Open Surgical procedures
  • Oropharyngeal cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • PET
  • Pain Management
  • Pain on left side of belly
  • Pancreatic
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pathology review
  • Peritoneal cancer
  • Platelet disorders
  • Polycythemia vera (PV)
  • Porta Cath (Central IV access)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Prostate cancer
  • Protein C deficiency
  • Prothrombin gene mutation
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • Radiation therapy
  • Raised red bumps on skin
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Red blood cell disorders
  • Renal cell cancer
  • Retroperitoneal Tumor
  • Risk-reduction medications
  • Robotic surgery
  • Sarcoma
  • Sentinal node biopsies
  • Sentinel node mapping
  • Sepsis
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Skin cancer
  • Small Bowel
  • Small cell lung cancer
  • Soft tissue tumors
  • Spleen
  • Splenectomy
  • Stem cell transplant
  • Stomach cancer
  • Surgical robot
  • Swollen glands
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Systemic ALCL
  • Tamoxifen
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombophilia
  • Tonsillar cancer
  • Whipple Procedure
  • White blood cell disorders

Accepted Insurances

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Training and Education

Board Certification

  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery


  • Minimally invasive ultrasound-guided breast biopsies and stereotactic procedures, American Society of Breast Surgeons

Medical School

  • Sigma Sigma Chi Academic Honors Society, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO


  • Biochemistry, Georgetown University, Washington, DC


  • General Surgery, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD


  • Breast Surgical Oncology, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (formerly UMDNJ)/Cancer Institute, New Brunswick, NJ

About Me

Winnie M. Polen, DO, specializes in diagnosing and managing benign and malignant breast conditions. Dr. Polen performs sentinel lymph node mapping, full axillary lymph node dissection, localized needle excisional biopsy, lumpectomy, partial mastectomy, and total mastectomy. She also is adept at a wide range of breast biopsy procedures, including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy and stereotactic breast biopsy. Dr. Polen collaborates with her colleagues in radiology, pathology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, plastic surgery, and social work to help her patients get comprehensive care.

Before joining Summit Health, Dr. Polen was Director of the Great Lakes Naval Breast Care Center in Great Lakes, Illinois. As a US Naval officer and general surgeon at the Great Lakes Naval Medical Center and North Chicago Veterans Affairs Hospital, she increased services for patients and received commendations for excellence in patient care.

Dr. Polen is involved in breast cancer research and stays current on advances that can provide her patients the best outcomes. She has also delivered local, regional, and national invited presentations on topics including high-risk breast cancer patients. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, and Association of Women Surgeons. Dr. Polen has earned the Patients' Choice Award and MDx Medical Most Compassionate Doctor Award. She has also been featured in New Jersey Monthly “Top Doctors” listings.


Hospital Affiliations

  • Overlook Medical Center

Awards and Honors

  • Top Doctors 2018
  • Top Doctors 2017
  • Top Doctors 2016
  • Top Doctors 2015
  • Patients' Choice

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