Jennifer F. Beatty, D.O., F.A.C.S. became interested in breast diagnosis and treatment while Lieutenant Commander serving in the United States Navy as a general surgeon and Director of the Breast Clinic at the Charleston Naval Hospital from 2005-2009. In 2007 she served in Iraq as Marine Corps Forward with a Surgical Shock Trauma Unit. Charleston became her home in 2008.
Dr. Beatty fulfilled her vision of a surgical practice devoted to breast cancer research, treatment, and education by opening The Breast Place in 2011. She is a tireless advocate who was the catalyst in changing the state Medicaid policy for gender based breast cancer coverage after Raymond Johnson, her 26-year old male breast cancer patient was denied coverage for treatment based on gender. Because of her deep passion to educate about the importance of breast health, she volunteers her time to perform advanced breast evaluations and surgeries for the Barrier Island Free Clinic. Her position as a surgeon and as a pillar in the community has provided her with the opportunity to assist in navigating patients to free care and emotional support through her relationships with nonprofit organizations that focus on breast cancer survivorship in the Lowcountry. Dr. Beatty's commitment to staying abreast of cutting edge breast cancer research and treatment options is shown through her manuscript publication in Annals of Surgical Oncology, volume 21(10).
She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience then completed her residency at Ohio University and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Jennifer Beatty is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery and is certified in oncoplastic surgery. She currently has privileges at Roper Hospital, Roper St. Francis, Roper Mt. Pleasant, East Cooper Regional Medical Center, Charleston Surgery Center, and Trident Health System (Trident Hospital and Summerville Medical Center). She is licensed in South Carolina and is an active member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Society of Breast Disease, as well as a fellow with the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Beatty is both chairman and an active member of the Trident and Roper Cancer Committee. Deeply committed to breast research and treatment, she is an expert speaker for Agendia, a research company that performs gene detection assays. She also supports the Susan G. Komen Lowcountry Foundation, and is an active member of the state Tumor Board.