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Lillian D. Shockney

ShockneyLillianLILLIAN D. SHOCKNEY, RN, BS ’88, MAS, is the University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer. A professor of surgery, obstetrics and gynecology in the School of Medicine, Ms. Shockney joined Johns Hopkins in 1983. In her role as administrative director of Hopkins Breast Center, a position she has held since 1997, she is responsible for the quality of care programs; patient education programs; survivor volunteer team; community outreach at a local, regional, and national level; and patient advocacy. She also serves as the director of cancer survivorship programs and is an active clinical researcher with a focus on quality of life issues for survivors. Ms. Shockney has written fourteen books and 275 articles on the subject of breast cancer and is a nationally recognized public speaker on the subject. She has received 52 breast cancer awards in recognition for being a pioneer in the field of breast cancer patient advocacy, patient empowerment, and breast cancer leadership. Some of her honors include being selected by Johnson & Johnson as the Most Amazing Nurse in America and being inducted into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame.