Susan M. Love, M.D. is a pioneer in the field of women's health and 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 chief medical officer of Windy Hill Medical, a breast cancer drug device company, and senior partner in LLuminari, a multimedia women’s health company. She is a former member of the National Cancer Advisory Board, appointed by President Clinton.
Love is best known to women worldwide through her books. 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 in October 2005. Dr. Susan Love’s Menopause and Hormone Book was first published in 1998 and revised in 2003.
The Faulkner Breast Center in Boston and the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center in Los Angeles, both of which Love founded, provide models for multidisciplinary care. In her ongoing quest to eradicate breast cancer, she helped the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the Avon Foundation join forces to launch the Love/Avon Army of women in October 2008. The goal behind this revolutionary initiative is to recruit one million healthy women of every age and ethnicity, including breast cancer survivors and women at high-risk for the disease, to partner with breast cancer researchers and directly participate in the research that will eradicate breast cancer once and for all.