Comprehensive Breast Center of Arizona: Caring Experts Who Take the Journey With You.


Marcia completed a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science at Arizona State University. She then went on to complete a dual degree program in Physician Assistant Studies as well as a Master of Health Professions Education at Midwestern University.

Marcia has worked in breast surgery for over 14 years and has been heavily involved in research in breast cancer and breast disease. She received special recognition in surgery by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She has 27 publications, and on 4 of them, she was first author. In 2013, she was awarded the American Academy of Physician Assistants Paragon Publishing Award. She has also been recognized by the American Academy of Physician Assistants as a Distinguished Fellow.

Marcia is committed to reducing disparities in healthcare and reducing barriers to cancer care. She has designed and implemented a program to improve understanding of breast cancer concepts in undereducated patients. She works hard to ensure that patients are well informed of their options and have the information necessary to be empowered to make important decisions about their treatment. She has great experience working with patients from varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds and is a certified Spanish interpreter.

In her free time, Marcia enjoys the simple things in life. She loves to be with her husband and two daughters. Personal wellness including nutrition and fitness are high priorities, and she has been regularly practicing yoga for over 20 years. She is a volunteer with the Girl Scouts, and enjoys hiking and camping.

“Every patient she sees is the most important person to her at that time.”

I consider myself incredibly fortunate to be able to work in an environment that truly puts the patient first. On a daily basis, I work to do whatever I can to make the journey a little easier for our amazing patients.