Locations and Physicians
Rebecca Klein Viscusi, MD, FACS
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
Dr. Rebecca Viscusi is a breast surgical oncologist who has been practicing medicine since 2005. Specializing in surgical care for breast cancer patients, she was the first surgeon in the Tucson area to utilize radar localization to target cancer during a lumpectomy.1 She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and certified in ultrasound through the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
Dr. Viscusi has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, and has delivered conferences, scholarly presentations, and seminars on the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and medical education. She has served as a reviewer for the Annals of Surgical Oncology and the Journal of Surgery.
Highly involved in service and outreach, Dr. Viscusi has been a member of the Susan G. Komen board, Tucson Society of Women Physicians and the Tucson Surgical Society. She served as a faculty advisor for the Association of Women Surgeons.
Prior to joining Arizona Oncology in 2019, Dr. Viscusi served as Associate Professor of Surgery for the Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Section of Surgical Oncology at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Viscusi is very involved in medical education and served as the Director of the Medical Student Surgery Clerkship while at the University of Arizona
1. Acoba, Elena, In Health-Breast Cancer: Better Ways to Detect and Treat, Tucson Lifestyle, 2017.
I strive to provide comprehensive, innovative and compassionate care that is personalized for each individual patient. Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. I am passionate about helping patients navigate through this process as easily as possible while providing the best care possible.
Academic Honors & Professional Achievements
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
- Participant, Surgeons as Educators course, American College of Surgeons
- Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching
Chapters in scholarly books and monographs
1. Neumayer, L, Viscusi, R; Assessment and Designation of Cancer Stage; pp 531-554; The Breast: Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Disease; Elsevier Inc.; Philadelphia, PA; 2017; 5th edition
Dr. Viscusi is an Arizona native and a huge Arizona Wildcats fan. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children as well as reading, spending time outdoors, and attending Arizona Wildcat’s basketball games.
- Association of Women Surgeons
- Society of Surgical Oncology
- American Society of Breast Surgeons
- American College of Surgeons
- Southwest Oncology Group
- Association for Surgical Education
- Association for Surgical Education Clerkship Director Committee