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Rhiana S. Menen, MD


Doctor of Medicine

St. Luke's Health Partner
St. Luke's Health Partner

These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.


Accepting new patients
By Referral Only

Facilities & Clinics

  1. Mountain State Breast and General Surgery, PLLC

    • Address
      1525 S Owyhee St Boise, ID 83705
    • Phone
      (208) 392-3354
      (208) 575-2815

About Rhiana S. Menen


Rhiana S. Menen, MD is a clinical and academic surgeon with experience and training in general and laparoscopic surgery. She also completed fellowship training in breast surgical oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Menen has particular interest in cancer care, women's health, and cancer prevention. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. 

Dr. Menen is also interested in international and medically underserved populations, and has done medical outreach trips to India and Kenya. 

  • Medical School

    University of California San Diego
  • Residencies

    University of California
    San Francisco
  • Fellowship

    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Board Certification

    General Surgery
  • Gender

  • Languages Spoken


Awards & Distinctions

2019 - Accomplished Under 40 Honoree - Idaho Business Review


2018 - Weiss A, Menen RS, Lin HY, Shen Y, Rosso KJ, Shaitelman S, Woodward W, Valero V, Ueno NT, Bedrosian I, Babiera G. Factors associated with improved outcomes for metastatic inflammatory breast cancer patients. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Jun;169(3):615-623.

2018 - Book chapter: Menen RS and Teshome M. Invasive Breast Cancer. The MD Anderson Surgical Oncology Handbook. Edited by Drs. Barry W. Feig, C. Denise Ching, and Christina Roland. 6th Edition. Wolters Kluwer Health.

2016 - Invited Article: Menen RS, Hunt KK. Considerations for the Treatment of Young Patients with Breast Cancer. Breast J. 2016 Nov;22(6):667-672.

2016 - Menen RS, Ganesan N, Bevers T, Ying J, Coyne R, Lane D, Albarracin C, Bedrosian I. Long-term safety of observation in selected women following core biopsy diagnosis of Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia (ADH). Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Aug 29.

2015 - Menen RS, Velotta, J. Treatment of tracheoinnominate fistula with ligation of innominate artery: A case report. Perm J 2015. (Publication pending.)

2014 - Smith R, Schecter SC, Menen R, Cripps M, Godfrey R. Medical missions–overrated or undervalued? A single program experience. Perm J 2014; Spring; 18(2):65-70.

2012 - Menen RS, Kaushal S, Snyder CS, Talamini MA, Hoffman RM, Bouvet M. Detection of colon cancer metastases with fluorescene laparoscopy in orthotopic nude mouse models. Arch Surg. 2012; Sep; 147(9):876-80.

2012 - Menen RS, Hassanein MK, Momiyama M, Suetsugu A, Moossa AR, Hoffman RM, Bouvet M. Tumor-educated macrophages promote tumor growth and peritoneal metastasis in an orthotopic nude mouse model of human pancreatic cancer. In Vivo. 2012 Jul-Aug;26(4):565-9.

2012 - Menen R, Zhao M, Zhang L, Hassanein MK, Bobek V, Kolostova K, Bouvet M, Hoffman RM. Comparative chemosensitivity of circulating human prostate cancer cells and primary cancer cells. Anticancer Res. 2012 Jul;32(7):2881-4.

2012 - Menen RS, Pinney E, Hassanein MK, Kolostova K, Bobek V, Suetsugu A, Zhang N, Bouvet M, Hoffman RM. Inhibition of metastasis of human prostate cancer circulating tumor cells in the chick embryo by an extracellular matrix produced by foreskin fibroblasts in culture. Anticancer Res. 2012 May;32(5):1573-7.

2012 - Cao HS, Kaushal S, Metildi CA, Menen RS, Lee C, Snyder CS, Messer K, Pu M, Luiken GA, Talamini MA, Hoffman RM, Bouvet M. Tumor-specific fluorescence antibody imaging enables accurate staging laparoscopy in an orthotopic model of pancreatic cancer. Hepatogastroenterology. 2012 Jan 11;59(118).

2011 - Menen RS, Pinney E, Kolostova K, Bobek V, Suetsugu A, Zhang, N, Bouvet M, Hoffman RM. A rapid imageable in vivo metastasis assay for circulating tumor cells. Anticancer Res. 2011 Oct;31(10):3125-8.

2011 - Tran Cao HS, Kaushal S, Menen RS, Metildi CA, Lee C, Snyder CS, Talamini MA, Hoffman RM, Bouvet M. Submillimeter-resolution fluorescence laparoscopy of pancreatic cancer in a carcinomatosis mouse model visualizes metastases not seen with standard laparoscopy. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2011 Jul-Aug;21(6):485-9.


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