Susan M. Love has dedicated her professional life to the eradication of breast cancer. As president and medical director of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, she oversees an active research program centered on breast cancer prevention. She is a clinical professor of surgery at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, founder and director of Windy Hill Medical, a breast cancer drug device company, and senior partner in LLuminari, a multimedia women’s health company.
Love is one of the “founding mothers” of the breast cancer advocacy movement in the early 1990’s. She continues this work by serving on the boards of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, and Young Survival Coalition. From 1998 to 2004, she served on the National Cancer Advisory Board, appointed by President Clinton.
Love is best known as a trusted guide to women worldwide through her books and website. The completely revised fourth edition of Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book termed “the bible for women with breast cancer” by The New York Times was released October 2005. It has been translated into German, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, and Hebrew. Dr. Susan Love’s Menopause and Hormone Book, first published in 1998 and revised in 2003, was one of the first to sound the alarm against the long term use of postmenopausal hormones.
She pioneered the multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer first at the Faulkner Breast Center and then at the Revlon UCLA Breast Center. In addition she is a serial entrepreneur having founded five companies. She has retired from the active practice of surgery, to dedicate her time to the urgent pursuit of breast cancer prevention.