Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky

Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky

Breast and gynecologic medical oncologist, Valley Health System, New Jersey, US
Work Experience: 10+ years in medical oncology

“I am passionate about women’s health and believe that empowering women to truly understand their diagnosis is critical, whether it’s breast cancer or a benign but high-risk diagnosis from a breast biopsy. I am inspired every day by the incredible women I have the privilege of treating.”

Career Highlights

  • Head of breast medical oncology at Valley Health System, Ridgewood, NJ, US, 2017–present
  • Clinical assistant professor of medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NJ, US
  • Assistant professor of medicine and attending physician in medical oncology at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, New Hyde Park, NY, US, 2015–2017
  • Host of the podcast “INTERLUDE: Women’s Cancer Stories with Dr. Teplinsky”

Education

  • Fellowship in hematology/oncology at New York University Langone Medical Center, NY, US, 2012–2015
  • Residency in internal medicine at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, US, 2012
  • Medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, US, 2009
  • Bachelor of Science in biology from the College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, US, 2005

Featured Publications

  • “It’s Time to Update the Lexicon of Cancer.” The Boston Globe, 4 Mar. 2022, www.bostonglobe.com/2022/03/04/opinion/its-time-update-lexicon-cancer/.
  • “Online Medical Misinformation in Cancer: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction.” JCO Oncology Practice, vol. 18, no. 8, 2022, pp. 584–9, doi:10.1200/OP.21.00764.
  • “American Society of Clinical Oncology Road to Recovery Report: Learning from the COVID-19 Experience to Improve Clinical Research and Cancer Care.” Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 39, no. 2, 2021, pp. 155–69, doi:10.1200/JCO.20.02953.
  • “Netiquette for Social Media Engagement for Oncology Professionals.” Future Oncology, vol. 18, no. 9, 2022, pp. 1133–41, doi:10.2217/fon-2021-1366.

My Journey in Medicine

Cancer is a life-changing diagnosis, and I am humbled every day by the ability to impact my patients’ lives as they go through treatment. Furthermore, I am driven by the treatment advances that have occurred in oncology in the last decades. Patients are living longer, diagnosed earlier, and have a higher quality of life during treatment.

My specialty is in treating women with breast and gynecologic cancers. Some of my patients are women who are at high risk of breast cancer. Together we discuss ways they can reduce their risk — through both medication and lifestyle choices. Decades of scientific research have shown that our lifestyle choices, such as diet, weight, nutrition, alcohol consumption, and whether we smoke, contribute to our risk of developing cancer in both the near and distant future. I address those risk factors and work together with my patients to come up with a personalized, comprehensive program to reduce their risk. 

My clinical and research interests include survivorship, treatment of young adults with cancer, exercise oncology, and the use of social media in oncology, and I’ve published several articles on those topics.

Outside of my clinical work, I share the stories of women who have been affected by cancer on my podcast, “INTERLUDE.” Through weekly episodes, I hope to provide support, inspiration, encouragement, hope, and strength to women going through similar experiences to help them navigate their cancer journey. I’m also active on social media platforms as @drteplinsky.

As I’m passionate about educating the public on preventive health strategies, I’m so pleased to be on Flo’s medical board. Knowing what you can do to reduce your risk of serious illnesses such as cancer is so empowering, and I love that Flo spreads expert health information all over the world. 

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