Elliot Health System is a non-profit organization serving your healthcare needs since 1890.

Breast Health Center

Elliot at River's Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103

Phone: 603-668-3067

Elliot Medical Center at Londonderry
40 Buttrick Road
Londonderry, NH 03053

Phone: 603-668-3067



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. Dr. Dalton has been awarded the 2017 Stephen A. Tzianabos Award for Physician Excellence.


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 in New Hampshire” ten 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.


Marina I. Feldman, MD

Dr. Feldman joined the Elliot Breast Health Center in July 2011. She is a graduate of Brandeis University, where she earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Biology. She earned her MD and MBA in Healthcare Management at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Feldman completed her internship at Caritas Carney Hospital in Boston, her residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, and her fellowship in breast imaging at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Dr. Feldman is a member of the American College of Radiology committee on Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System – Ultrasound (ACR BI-RADS-US). In addition, she is a contributing author to BI-RADS-US, Second Edition. Dr. Feldman was appointed to the Breast Imaging Section of the ACR Economics and Health Policy Committee.


Lana Shikhman, MD, FACS

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. Dr. Shikhman is Hidden Scar Certified.


Jane C. Primm, MD

Dr. Jane Primm joined the Elliot Breast Health Center in December, 2013, bringing with her 20 years of experience as a practicing radiologist. After earning her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin and her medical degree at the University of Washington in 1985, she did a year of internship in St. Louis and her Diagnostic Radiology residency at the University of California- Davis. She completed her Women’s Imaging Fellowship at the Oregon Health Sciences University in 1993. She joined a private practice in Massachusetts, and served as the president of the Western Massachusetts Radiology Society. She then became an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Vermont, where she was Chief of Breast Imaging Education for the residents. She was Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology in 1992 and is a member of the American College of Radiology, the Society of Breast Imaging and the New Hampshire Medical Society.


Carla A. de Venecia, MD

Dr. de Venecia joined the Elliot Breast Health Center in August 2015 after completing her Women’s imaging Fellowship at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She received her medical degree at State University of New York- Stony Brook School of Medicine. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, NY and Diagnostic Radiology residency at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, NY. Dr. de Venecia is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology and is a member of the American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging.


Jessica Ryan, MD, FACS

Dr. Ryan joined the Elliot Breast Health Center November, 2015, after completing her Breast Surgery Fellowship at the University of Southern California. She received her medical degree from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. She completed her general surgery internship and residency through Tufts Medical University at St Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Her clinical interests include oncoplastic surgery and intraoperative radiation therapy. Dr. Ryan is Hidden Scar Certified.


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.

For all appointments please call 603-668-3067