Healing Consciousness Foundation

Beth DuPree | Founder and President

Dr. Beth Baughman DuPree serves as the Vice President of Holy Redeemer Health System’s Surgical Services, Integrative Medicine, Women’s Health and Employee Health, the Holy Redeemer Chairman of Surgery, and an Adjunct Assistant professor of Surgery at The University of Pennsylvania and actively participates in breast fellowship education and training. She is a board certified general surgeon specializing in Diseases of the Breast. She has also obtained dual board certification in Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She trains young breast surgical fellows in the art and science of breast care. She is a mother, wife, and skilled surgeon who has been honored for her humanitarian endeavors as well as her medical work. In 2007, Dr. DuPree founded The Healing Consciousness Foundation (HCF), a non-profit organization inspired by the book she wrote entitled The Healing Consciousness: A Doctor’s Journey to Healing. It is the true story of her journey as a surgeon who awakens to the healer that resides within her. Proceeds from the book are donated to the HCF.

Dr. DuPree urges her patients to integrate healing therapies with state-of-the-art western medical care, helping them find a balance between the mind, body, and spirit. She is board certified in General Surgery and Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She encourages her patients to participate in exercise programs, healthy cooking, nutritional counseling, Reiki, Yoga, and massage. She is a patient advocate, nationally recognized educator speaker and frequent contributor to NBC Nightly News.

Dr DuPree received her undergraduate degree from The University of Pittsburgh in 1983 and her medical degree from Hahnemann University (now Drexel University) in 1987.

In October, 1999, she gained national and international attention by performing bilateral skin-sparing mastectomies, in conjunction with plastic surgeon Robert Skalicky, D.O., that were featured live on the internet as the first “reality surgery”. This webcast and its subsequent television documentary received a coveted Gracie Allen Award in New York City in April, 2000 for educating women about the breast cancer journey. Dr. DuPree has contributed to the medical community through the American Society of Breast Surgeons as a foundation board member, public relations committee member, and chairman of The Board of Advocates. She has authored several chapters on breast health and risk reduction. In addition, Dr. DuPree serves on the advisory board for Breastcancer.org, and is considered a thought leader in the field of breast cancer.

Dr. DuPree’s humanitarian honors are comprised of the 2002 Clara Barton Humanitarian Award from the American Red Cross for her contributions to the treatment of breast cancer, the 2002 Visions of Hope Award from AstraZeneca, and the 2003 Women Pioneering the Future Award from the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. Dr. DuPree is being honored by Save the Children as one of the inagural REAL Awards influential healthcare workers in chronic disease care. She has been named one of More and Fitness magazine’s “Ten Fierce Females” at the 10th annual all-woman NYC half-marathon entitled , “Women Run The World” in April of 2013. She is being inducted into Drexel University’s Alumni Hall of Fame in May of 2013.

Her local awards include the Northampton Township Citizen of the Month in February, 2003, the Bucks Women’s Fund Award in March, 2007, the “Tristate Team Survivor” achievement award in October, 2007, and Philadelphia Magazine’s first-ever reader-voted “Philly’s Health Hero” in November, 2012.

She is a prominent keynote speaker at many national events, primarily addressing women’s health issues, breast cancer, healing, and wellness. Dr DuPree is a frequent breast cancer expert on The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams as well as The Today Show. She is often featured in live tele-surgeries and video conferences to educate physicians and healthcare professionals on state-of-the-art breast care technology and procedures. In her travels throughout the United States and the world she trains other physicians in breast ultrasound, breast surgery, health and wellness, hoping to promote a higher quality of care for all women and men requiring breast surgery.

Dr. DuPree participated in medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic from 2007 – 2011, providing primary care to children and adults in need. In 2012, Dr. DuPree was blessed to be part of a surgical team lead by Dr. Anthony Coletta traveling to Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti performing 34 surgeries in 4 days. The majority of the surgeries were performed on children from a neighboring orphanage.

In April of 2007, Dr. DuPree’s dream of a breast care hospital was realized and the Comprehensive Breast Care Institute opened in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. The vision of the facility was to bring together the latest technology with the most effective healing modalities for patients and their families in a welcoming and healing environment. She served as the Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer until its premature closure in February of 2009. Now, Dr. DuPree brings the same vision of healing to the Breast Health Program at Holy Redeemer Health System. A native of York, Pennsylvania, Dr. DuPree lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with her husband Joe and their two sons Tom and Dean. Dr. DuPree credits her accomplishments to her family’s constant support.