The Breast Cancer Institute

221 Hospital Drive, Suite 6
Tyrone PA 16686
(814) 684- 3101

Our Philosophy

The Breast Cancer and Women’s Health Institute is a service of Tyrone Regional Health Network. We recognize that each woman is unique and that is the approach we take with each women’s plan of care. We listen carefully to all of your concerns and answer all your questions from screening and diagnostics to surgery and recovery.  Our goal is to  EMPOWER women with the knowledge they need to make confident decisions regarding their care.

Our Providers

Kennita Burns – Johnson, D.O. , Medical Director    

Dr. Burns- Johnson is a native of the Philadelphia, PA area. She is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Her residency training at the East End Health Alliance (Southampton Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital) on Long Island in New York, included general surgical care and breast surgery ranging from services provided in a community hospital setting to a level 1 trauma facility. She also has specialized training in laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Dr. Burns – Johnson has been involved in clinical research projects with surgeons at Peconic Bay Medical Center in New York related to hernia repair with mesh and surgical outcomes following cholecystectomy for biliary dyskinesia.

Dr. Burns Johnson’s professional memberships include the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Hernia Society and the American Medical Association.

Stephen Schmidt, M.D., FACS, FRCS

Dr. Stephen Schmidt, has been a member of the Tyrone Hospital medical staff for more than thirty years.

Dr. Schmidt has been involved in the care of breast cancer patients throughout Blair County and surrounding areas for the past 35 years and is proficient in current diagnostic methods and treatments.

Dr. Schmidt is Board Certified and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow in the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada). He completed his surgical training at New York Medical College at Valhalla, New York and at McGill University, Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, QC Canada.


Our Services

Services include:

  • Screening & Diagnostic Mammograms
  • Radiologist speaks personally with baseline and diagnostic mammogram patients.
  • Breast Imaging Suite.
  • Breast Ultrasound.
  • Cyst Aspirations.
  • Breast Needle Localizations.
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy.
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsies.
  • Ultrasound assisted Breast Biopsy.
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsies.
  • Breast Cancer Surgery.
  • Lymphedema services provided by a  Certified Lymphedema Therapist.
  • Second opinions for breast surgery patients.
  • General Surgery

We participate with most major health insurances.

Your Breast Health

Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.

Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year ad should continue to do so as long as they are in good health.

Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) as part of a periodic (regular) health exam by a health professional, at least every three years. After age 40, women should have a breast exam by a health professional every year.

Breast Self Assessment (BSA) is an option for women starting int heir 20s.  Women should be educated about the benefits and limitations of BSA. Women should report any breast changes to their health professional right away.

Contact Us:

For a physician appointment at the Breast Cancer & Women’s Health Institute please call: (814) 684-3101.

To schedule a mammogram at Tyrone Hospital please call the radiology department at: (814) 684-6385.