Meet Our Staff
Edward Dalton, MD, FACS
Dr. Dalton has been named to New Hampshire Magazine's Top Docs six years in a row. He received his medical degree from St. Louis University, and completed his internships and residencies at the University of Michigan, Department of Surgery and Buffalo General Hospital. Dr. Dalton is the former chief of surgery at Elliot Hospital and has been in practice in New Hampshire since 1977. Dr. Dalton is a member of various associations, including the American Cancer Society and American Society of Breast Surgeons, and a former president of the National Consortium of Breast Centers. He is also a Fellow of American College of Surgeons and has been published in a variety of medical journals and publications.
Teresa Ponn, MD, FACS
Dr. Ponn joined the Elliot Breast Health Center in August 2006, previously practicing at the Yale Comprehensive Breast Center as Associate Director. She received her medical degree from the University of Florida in 1976 and completed her Internship and Residency at Stanford University. Dr. Ponn was formerly Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Stanford University and Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Ponn was named “Best Doctors of New York” five years in a Row. Dr. Ponn is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. She is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and Associate of Women Surgeons.
Dr. Ponn has been named among Best Doctors in America by her peers. Best Doctors inAmerica is a valuable resource serving over 10 million people in 30 countries and has worldwide acclaim for successfully connecting patients to the best medical care.
Elliot Health System and the Elliot Breast Health Center applaud Breast Surgeon Teresa Ponn for being named Best Doctors in America (2007) by her peers. Best Doctors in America is a valuable resource serving over 10 million people in 30 countries and has worldwide acclaim for successfully connecting patients to the best medical care. Dr. Ponn earned the honor for her high quality care and dedication to patients.
Lana Shikhman, MD
Dr. Shikhman joined the Elliot Breast Health Center in September, 2014, after completing her Breast Surgery Fellowship at the University of Massachusetts. She received her medical degree at Ross University and completed her internship and residency at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre Pennsylvania. Dr. Shikhman is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and a member of Women in Surgery.
Denise Jeffery, NP-C
Denise Jeffery joined the Elliot Breast Health Center in January 2009. She received her undergraduate degree from Boston University and her graduate degree from the University of NH. Denise is an Adult Nurse Practitioner specially trained and certified in breast health exams. She comes to us with over 20 years of Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology experience. Denise is the program coordinator for the Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program for Women (also known as the BCCP) which is held here at the Elliot Breast Health Center. Denise also specializes in Genetic Testing and sees patients in our high risk screening program. She is a member of the Myriad Speakers Bureau, the Oncology Nursing Society, and the Southern New Hampshire Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society. Denise also presents locally and nationally on a number of topics.