Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart welcomes new surgeon focusing on breast and thyroid procedures | Ascension

Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart welcomes new surgeon focusing on breast and thyroid procedures

Alison Moody, MD, MPH, has joined Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart.

Her office is located at the medical office building at Ascension Sacred Heart Bay, 801 E 6th St, Suite 305 in Panama CIty. She will perform surgery at Ascension Sacred Heart Bay. To schedule an appointment for a consultation or second opinion call 850-804-3100.

Dr. Moody is board-certified in general surgery and fellowship trained in breast surgical oncology. She provides routine and emergency surgery to adult patients. Dr. Moody has a special interest in the surgical treatment of breast cancer and benign breast disease, as well as thyroid and parathyroid disease. She also performs robotic surgeries, including gallbladder surgery and hernia repair.

“We are excited to add these services so women in our area can receive the specialty care they need close to home,” said Dr. Mario Pulido, Chief Medical Officer, Ascension Sacred Heart Bay, Emerald Coast and Gulf. “Dr. Moody will provide compassionate and personalized surgical treatment for women with breast cancer or thyroid problems that require surgery.”

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, she went on to obtain her master’s degree in public health and then her medical degree, all from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Coral Gables, FL. She completed residency training in general surgery at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Moody completed a fellowship in breast surgical oncology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Moody is the second breast oncology surgeon in the region for Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart. Dr. Jonathan Smith, a fellowship trained breast oncology surgeon, joined Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart in February. Dr. Smith’s office is located in Miramar Beach and he performs surgeries at Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast.

Dr. Moody will be connected to the four Ascension Sacred Heart Women’s Diagnostic Centers in the region. She will also work closely with care teams at Ascension Sacred Heart Cancer Center at Lynn Haven. For more information about women’s health services visit