– 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
American Board of Surgery
Dr. Gabram is an expert in the surgical treatment of breast cancer and has been regularly recognized by Castle Connolly, Atlanta Magazine, and Women's Health publications as a top doctor. In 2005, she was recruited by Dr. Otis Brawley to lead the AVON Comprehensive Breast Center of the Grady Health System. In 2009, she became the principal investigator on the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University's AVON Foundation grant, a role which charges her with decreasing disparities in 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. In September 2009, she was appointed to deputy director of the Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady. As of October 2011, she is surgeon-in-chief at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Gabram's research activities include being the principal investigator on a statewide genomics grant that involves identifying women at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer with referral to genetic counseling and testing when appropriate. In 2010, Dr. Gabram, Dr. Paula Vertino, and Dr. Ruth O'Regan began designing and implementing Emory's breast tissue bank, which now collects breast tissue samples and data from three clinical sites and enables researchers at Emory and across the country to find answers to improving diagnosis, treatment, and even prevention of breast 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
Top Doctors, Atlanta Magazine, 2007, 2009-2014
America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly, 2003-2014
America's Top Cancer Doctors, Castle Connolly, 2005-2014
Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar, 2007-2012
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
Woodruff Leadership Academy, Emory University, 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
Society of Surgical Oncology
American Society of Breast Surgeons
Central Surgical Association
New England Surgical Society
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 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.