Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Robert DerHagopian, M.D., FACS, Joins the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute

February 21, 2024

Headshot Dr. Robert DerHagopianBOCA RATON, FL – February 21, 2024 – Robert DerHagopian, M.D., FACS, has joined the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute, part of Baptist Health, at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, as a breast health specialist. He draws upon his four decades of breast surgical oncology experience to assess a patient’s breast cancer risk and offer education and risk reduction strategies. He provides pre- and post-biopsy consultations as well as personalized breast imaging surveillance plans. He also helps patients with a history of breast cancer manage their cancer survivorship care plan.

“We are happy to welcome Dr. DerHagopian to our multidisciplinary cancer care team, dedicated to the highest quality care,” said Dr. Kathy Schilling, medical director of the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute.

Dr. DerHagopian has a rich history with Baptist Health, serving for a combined 10 years as director of the Baptist Health Breast Center and director of the Breast Center at Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute. Prior to those roles, he was in private practice for 26 years as a breast surgical oncologist.

As a longtime breast cancer researcher, Dr. DerHagopian has collaborated with nationally renowned oncologists and surgeons in cancer treatment research. He has published his findings in medical journals, presented at national conferences and seminars and received numerous honors for his professional contributions. He also has extensive teaching experience, serving 20 years as associate professor of surgery in the Department of Surgical Oncology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. DerHagopian earned his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Mass. He completed a general surgery residency at BostonCity Hospital and a general surgery residency at Tufts – New England Medical Center. He also completed two fellowships — one in transplant surgery at Tufts – New England Medical Center and one in surgical oncology at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the Society of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. DerHagopian’s personal approach to treating patients and their families goes beyond medical expertise to encompass heartfelt caring and compassion. “I join patients in celebrating positive outcomes and help ease their pain and find strength during challenging times,” he said.

Dr. DerHagopian will see patients at the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute, located at 690 Meadows Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486.

About Baptist Health 
Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 27,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 200 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned institutes specializing in cancer care, brain and spine care, heart and vascular care and orthopedic care. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and The Baptist Health PineApp, a virtual health platform. Baptist Health South Florida is an academic and clinical affiliate of Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and is the most awarded healthcare system in South Florida by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit and connect with us on FacebookX (formerly Twitter), InstagramTikTok and LinkedIn.



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