08/16/2013 06:25 pm ET Updated Oct 16, 2013

Los Angeles Magazine's September Cover Preview: Dr. Kristi Funk, Angelina Jolie's Surgeon

Los Angeles Magazine

In Los Angeles magazine's September issue, Dr. Kristi Funk, the surgeon who performed Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, talks for the first time about Jolie's resolve to help others and about the impact her decision to go public had on women around the world. Funk's Beverly Hills clinic, Pink Lotus Breast Center, has made advocating for women's health a primary focus. In the wide-ranging interview with editor-in-chief Mary Melton, Funk talks about BRCA1, the genetic mutation that greatly increased Jolie's chances of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Other topics include faith, fear, and getting every woman the care she deserves.