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Home West O‘ahu Happenings Speaker shares ‘winding road to becoming a breast surgeon’

Speaker shares ‘winding road to becoming a breast surgeon’


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The importance of students pursuing their passion, no matter the path, is among the topics of discussion at an upcoming Math + Science + X Seminar.

Dr. Ashley Marumoto, a breast surgeon at The Queen’s Medical Center, will be giving a presentation titled, “Chance Favors the Prepared: A Winding Road to Becoming a Breast Surgeon,” 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, via Zoom. Click here to register; Zoom meeting ID is 963 4913 3089 and passcode is MSX.

“The presentation will include a discussion on my path to and within the medical field, and ultimately breast cancer surgery,” Marumoto said in an event flyer.

Dr. Ashley Marumoto
Dr. Ashley Marumoto

She will also briefly discuss the history of breast cancer research and treatment, how that relates to her current research interests, and potential future directions for breast cancer care.

“In summary, it will be a discussion to encourage students to follow their passion, no matter if the path is unconventional,” Marumoto said.

Math + Science + X seminars help Mathematics, Natural, and Health Sciences faculty at the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu promote fascinating, interesting, and current topics that are happening in STEM. STEM community members around the island, mainland, and within the university are invited to give presentations. Each seminar is geared to introduce UH West Oʻahu undergraduates, faculty, staff, and interested community members to a variety of research and career development or opportunities.

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Image courtesy of Dr. Ashley Marumoto