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Meet Our Women's Specialty Center Team
ScottPamela P. Scott, MD, FACS
Breast Surgeon
Medical Director, Women's Specialty Center and the Breast Health Program at The Chester County Hospital

Dr. Scott graduated from Mount Holyoke College and the Medical College of Pennsylvania. After completing her surgical residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, she joined their staff as the Director of Trauma Service and the Surgical Intensive Care Unit before moving to West Chester where she became a member of the medical staff of The Chester County Hospital.

She has been an active member of the medical community for 25 years. Currently she serves on the hospital's executive committee and is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Medical Staff. She is a member of the Breast Task Force and is the cancer liaison physician for the hospital to the American College of Surgeons. Formerly she was chief of the General Surgery section and a member of the credentials committee.

Dr. Scott is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a charter member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

Dr. Scott has been recognized by other doctors and has been awarded Top Doc in the Mainline in 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. She has been recognized by the March of Dimes as a Chester County Woman of Achievement. The Commission on Cancer (CoC) provided Dr. Scott with theeCancer Liaison Physician (CLP) Outstanding Performance Awards. This award is in recognition of her outstanding leadership and guidance as a physician champion in The Chester County Hospital & Health System' Cancer program.

The provision of comprehensive breast care has been a professional passion of Dr. Scott's since joining The Chester County Hospital Medical Staff in 1984. Under her care, women will have access to the diagnosis and treatment and follow up of breast conditions in a personalized setting. The Women's Specialty Center was conceived, designed and developed by women for women. At the Center they will be provided with timely scheduling, consultation, diagnosis, and surgery, if needed. Her goals are to continue to promote breast health and to improve the support and services for women at high risk for breast cancer.


plzakCatherine Plzak, MD, FACS
Breast Surgeon
Women's Specialty Center and the Breast Health Program at The Chester County Hospital

Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Plzak previously served as founding Medical Director of the Breast Center at Chesapeake regional Medical Center in Chesapeake, Virginia. Under her leadership, the center became a model of one-stop care for breast cancer patients.

Dr. Plzak is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and went on to complete an internship in general surgery at Bryn Mawr Hospital and a residency in general surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. She has served as attending surgeon/trauma surgeon and Director of the Short Procedure unit at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and was in private practice at Bryn Mawr Hospital. In addition, Dr. Plzak was an assistant professor of surgery at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Dr. Plzak's experience adapting a multidisciplinary team approach to treat breast cancer complements the compassionate patient care practiced at the Women's Specialty Center. Dr. Plzak works closely with talented colleagues from Surgery, Pathology, Radiology, Medical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology. Together, the team develops integrated treatment plans that are specialized to meet the individual needs of each patient.

Dr. Plzak believes that caring for individuals with breast concerns requires an organized approach by a team of medical professionals in multiple specialties. Her goal is to promptly provide the highest quality care and compassion to guide and help patients become knowledgeable, active participants in their journey through this complex health challenge.

She has a particular interest in the genetics of breast cancer, male breast cancer, and the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and has worked with Medecins sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders in Liberia, and have a commitment to providing medical care to underserved populations in the USA and abroad.


porterCatherine Porter, DO
Breast Surgeon
Women's Specialty Center and the Breast Health Program at The Chester County Hospital

For Catherine Markle Porter, DO, coming to The Chester County Hospital means coming home. Dr. Porter was born at and later served as a candy striper for the same hospital that she now returns to as a Fellowship Trained Breast Surgeon.

This local talent attended St. Agnes School and Henderson High School before studying at Delaware County Community College and completing her undergraduate degree in microbiology at Humboldt State University in California.

Dr. Porter returned to the area to attend the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, interned at Christiana Hospital in Delaware and completed her surgical residency at Cooper Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey. She then earned a surgical fellowship in Breast Oncology at Stanford University in California, where she received specialty training in treating breast cancer and high risk populations.

Dr. Porter has also served her country as a member of the AmeriCorps, where she was stationed in Denver. She has a husband and two young children and is happy to have returned to the West Chester area to become a part of The Women's Specialty Center.

Robert Giuntoli, II, MDRobert L. Giuntoli, II, MD
Gynecologic Oncologist
Women's Specialty Center
Chester County Hospital

Dr. Giuntoli specializes in the evaluation and treatment of women with gynecologic cancer and complex benign gynecologic conditions requiring surgery. He is an experienced surgeon and skilled in minimally invasive and robotic surgery.

Dr. Giuntoli received a medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Duke University Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in breast health at Brown University School of Medicine and a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Giuntoli spent the past 11 years as a gynecologic oncologist at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Giuntoli joins a team of medical oncologists and radiation oncologists at Chester County Hospital. He also works closely with genetic counselors and geneticists to provide genetic screening for individuals with a family and/or personal history of cancer. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and American College of Surgeons.

Last Updated: 9/19/2014