Moraine Valley Community College is hosting a Medical Education Series presentation on “Prophylactic Mastectomy-Who really benefits?” from 7 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Dorothy Menker Theater, in the Fine and Performing Arts Center, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills. The event is co-sponsored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Swati Kulkarni is the presenter. She attended the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed a fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at Lynn Sage Breast Program of Northwestern University as well as a residency in General Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Kulkarni has published a number of research articles and book chapters on breast cancer and breast surgery. She conducts clinical and translational research studies related to breast cancer prevention and treatment. Her work has been funded by the National Cancer Institute and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

Since 2004, Moraine Valley’s Career/Health Sciences Programs and Northwestern Memorial Hospital have collaborated to host this Medical Education Series on health topics, including sports-related concussions, stroke and brain aneurysms, prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease, sleep disorders, lung diseases, gynecological malignancies and treatments, stem cell/bone marrow transplantation, mind-body pain management, tobacco cessation, diabetes, and cochlear implants.

For more information, contact Mari Smith at (708) 608-4039 or