– Surgeon-in-Chief (Emory), Grady Memorial Hospital
– Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Deputy Director, Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady Memorial Hospital
– Director, AVON Comprehensive Breast Center, Grady Health System
– Director, High Risk Assessment Program, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
– Program Director, Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Certification: American Board of Surgery
Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2005
Dr. Sheryl Gabram, a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar and breast cancer specialist, holds a variety of appointments, including surgeon-in-chief of Grady Memorial Hospital, director of Grady's AVON Comprehensive Breast Center at Grady, and program director of the breast cancer fellowship of the Division of Surgical Oncology at Emory. Her primary research focus is investigating disparities of care for breast cancer patients. In 2010, she received the Atlanta Business Chronicle's Health-Care Heroes Community Outreach Award for work she and her team had done at Grady increasing breast cancer awareness and diagnosing the disease earlier in a high-risk population of minority women. In 2011, she received an Outstanding Performance Award for her exemplary service as an official Cancer Liaison Physician between the Avon Breast Center and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Emory Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Grady Memorial Hospital
Class of 1982, Georgetown University School of Medicine
General Surgery Internship and Residency, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, 1982-1987
Fellowship in Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, 1987-1988
Masters of Business Administration, University of Connecticut Executive MBA Program, Farmington, CT, 1994-1996
Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar, 2007-2012
Top Doctors, Atlanta Magazine, 2007, 2009-2013
America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly, 2003-2013
America's Top Cancer Doctors, Castle Connolly, 2005-2013
Health-Care Heroes Community Outreach Award, Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2010
YWCA, Academy of Women Achievers (Atlanta), 2010
Women's Health Magazine: Top Oncologists in the South, 2008
MD News Publication: Featured Physician, April 2008
Arthur G. Michel MD Award for Excellence in Breast Care, Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, 2004
Top Doctors, Chicago Magazine, 2004
Top "Breakthrough" Doctors for 2003 (featured article), Chicago Magazine
Gould Award for Excellence in Surgical Training, Washington Hospital Center, 1987
Upjohn Award for Excellence in Surgical Training, Washington Hospital Center, 1984
Emergency Medical Achievement Award, Washington Hospital Center, 1983
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Georgia Cancer Coalition, Reviewer, Cancer Research Award Funding
Cancer Liaison Physician, Grady Memorial Hospital, Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons
Society of Surgical Oncology
American Society of Breast Surgeons
Central Surgical Association
New England Surgical Society
Board Member, Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education
Surgery (Board certified since 1988)
Surgical oncology (breast cancer/tumors, sentinel node biopsy breast)
Dr. Gabram serves as Principal Investigator on the Winship Cancer Center's AVON Foundation grant, and in this role is focusing on decreasing disparities of breast cancer care through a community education outreach program and providing access to high quality care for breast cancer patients in the Grady Health System.
She is the PI on an Avon funded project for 2012-2014 entitled "Clinical Feasibility of the Prospective Surveillance Model for Rehabilitation for Women with Breast Cancer."
She administratively oversees the breast satellite tissue bank infrastructure to ensure strong accrual of breast cancer patients for tissue collection throughout the Emory system, including the Avon Breast Center at Grady.
She is the Emory PI on a statewide genomics grant that involves identification of women at high risk for breast/ovarian cancer with referral to genetic counseling/testing when appropriate.
She is Co-Investigator on a University of Michigan P-01 grant entitled "The Challenge of Individualizing Treatments for Patients with Breast Cancer," identifying patients for accrual in the greater Atlanta area.