Dr. James Frost is a board certified general surgeon with a special interest in treating patients with benign and malignant breast disease.
Having been born and bred in Passaic County New Jersey, Dr. Frost graduated from Wayne Valley High School and then received undergraduate training at the University of Rochester where he graduated with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biology.
While attending medical school at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Dr. Frost achieved fluency in Spanish, and an appreciation for the need to tailor treatment based on patients’ cultural background and sensitivities. After finishing his last year of medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Fifth Pathway, Dr. Frost completed surgical residency at the University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospital program in Chicago. During residency he worked with Dr. Yosef Pilch who was one of the original authors/investigators in the NSABP (National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project).
After residency, Dr. Frost started practice in Union County New Jersey where he has practiced general and breast surgery. At Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth, Dr. Frost spearheaded the development of the multispecialty breast cancer panel which allows patients to receive multispecialty consultations in one location within days. The breast program which includes a breast navigator has been certified and re-certified by the NAPBC. He also has served as the hospital liaison to the COC for many years.
Dr. Frost joined the American Society of Breast Surgeons in 2008 and has been a continuing participant in the Mastery of Breast Surgery program since 2010. He has been certified and recertified in stereotactic breast surgery and breast ultrasonography. Dr. Frost has been named as a Top Doctor in New York Magazine, Castle Conolly, and Inside New Jersey Magazines.
Dr. Frost has partnered with New Jersey Health Network, to deliver high quality surgical care with special interest to those patients affected by breast disease.