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Monica Rizzo, MD

Monica Rizzo, MD

– Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Associate Director, Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University School of Medicine





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After completing her surgical oncology fellowship at Emory University in 2005, Dr. Rizzo joined the division of surgical oncology at Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM). As an ACS Commission on Cancer Liaison Physician at EUHM, Dr. Rizzo is actively involved in quality measures and initiatives to assure excellence in cancer care at the hospital. She led the EUHM Breast Center's application process for accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), which granted three-year full accreditation to the center in 2010 and full re-accreditation in 2013. She also chairs the hospital's weekly Breast Multidisciplinary Tumor Board.

Dr. Rizzo has research interests in mechanisms to decrease disparities in breast cancer care among different ethnic groups and optimization of glucose management and diabetes care in surgical patients. Her clinical expertise includes treatment of breast cancer, melanoma, and skin cancer as well as soft tissue sarcoma.


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