Denise Mammolito, MD


Dr. Denise Mammolito received her medical degree from UMDNJ — New Jersey Medical School, and went on to complete an internship, residency and fellowship there. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

A Leader in Cancer Research

In addition to her research affiliations within the Illinois Oncology Research Association/Community Clinical Oncology Program, she has contributed to numerous publications and abstracts regarding cancer research. She has been recognized for her work by the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP) and the Susan G. Komen Peoria Affiliate, and has served on the American Cancer Society Board of Directors, Peoria Unit.

Dr. Mammolito, along with other physicians throughout the United States, recruited patients to participate in a groundbreaking study that has changed the way breast cancer surgery is performed. The minimalist approach to sentinel lymph node removal reduces the patient’s pain and reduces or eliminates lymphedema.

Leadership and Affiliations

Dr. Mammolito is an assistant professor of clinical surgery for the Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP), and has held a number of medical facility appointments at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Methodist Medical Center of Illinois and Proctor Hospital. In late 2007, Dr. Mammolito began serving a two-year term as Vice President for the OSF Saint Francis Professional Medical Staff. She is a current member of the American College of Surgeons, the Peoria Medical Society and the Society of Surgical Oncology.


Dr. Mammolito and her husband, Pete McClure, have one son and one daughter. They have lived in Illinois since 1991.


  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease


  • MD — UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
  • Internship, Residency and Fellowship — UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School

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