Dr. Sauter serves as a medical and program officer in the Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research Group (BGCRG). He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, LA and his doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. He completed a residency in general surgery at the Ochsner Hospital and Clinics in New Orleans and a fellowship in surgical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. He also received a masters degree in health administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He spent 20+ years in academic medicine as a physician scientist with an NIH funded laboratory before joining BGCRG. The focus of his clinical care has been on the treatment of breast cancer. His research has centered on 1) the prevention and early detection of breast cancer using noninvasive and minimally invasive approaches, and 2) pregnancy associated breast cancer.