Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Brew is a board-certified general and trauma surgeon, with a specialty in breast surgery. Dr. Brew splits her time between the Roaring Fork Valley and Colorado’s Front Range. At Valley View, she serves patients of the Breast Center, Calaway·Young Cancer Center and Mt. Sopris Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center, working closely with reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jennifer Butterfield.
Dr. Brew, a native of Northern California, earned her bachelor’s degree in geology from Dartmouth. Her post-baccalaureate academics took her to the University of California Santa Cruz for pre-med studies, then medical school at the Dartmouth/Brown Program in Medicine and residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. Among other associations, she is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and member of the Association of Women Surgeons and American Society of Breast Surgeons.
Her niche in her chosen specialty, breast surgery, has evolved over her two-and-a-half-decade career. Her affinity for caring for women, then specifically for treating women who are challenged by breast cancer, has been as gratifying as it has been successful.
“I get to know my patients really well,” she says. “It’s a lifetime relationship that develops.” Not only that, but the collegial relationship and the synergy between the radiologist, oncologists and plastic surgeon are especially rewarding to Dr. Brew.