Faculty Profile

Toncred Styblo, MD

Toncred M. Styblo, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Chair, Emory Integrated Cancer Network, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Co-Director, High Risk Assessment Clinic, Winship Cancer Institute

Telephone: 404.778.5372

E-mail: tstyblo@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 1988


Dr. Styblo is a surgical oncologist specializing in the treatment of breast cancer, and has been a faculty member of the Emory Department of Surgery since 1988. She is the Georgia State Representative for the Association of Women Surgeons, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of numerous medical societies including the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Since joining Emory, Dr. Styblo has been active both locally and nationally in clinical and translational research. Of particular note are her research collaborations with the late Dr. John Bostwick in skin-sparing mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction, with Emory radiologist Dr. Naomi Alazraki in clinical trials to establish sentinel lymph node biopsy as a standard of care for axillary staging, and with Emory plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Albert Losken in the use of oncoplastic reduction to improve the outcome of patients having breast conserving therapy.

In 2014, Dr. Styblo was appointed chair of the Emory Integrated Cancer Network of Winship Cancer Institute, which linked cancer treatment providers and staff at Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. During the next year, she concentrated on achieving the required qualifications to be recognized by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACS CoC) as an official integrated network cancer program, and in 2016, the ACS CoC granted the network full accreditation.


View Dr. Styblo's publications in PubMed.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • Emory John's Creek Hospital

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic


  • MD, St. Louis University School of Medicine, Class of 1980

  • General Surgery Residency, St. Louis University Hospitals, 1981-1985

  • Clinical and Research Fellowships in Surgical Oncology, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 1985-1987

Honors and Awards

  • American Cancer Society, Clinical Fellow, 1987-1988

  • Winship Cancer Center Elkin Professor, 1988-1989

  • American Cancer Society, Volunteer Leadership Award, 1992

  • Top Doctors in Atlanta, Atlanta Magazine, 1995

  • Best Doctors in America, 1996-present

  • America's Top Surgeons, 1996-present

  • Associate Examiner, American Board of Surgery, 2002, 2007

  • Patient's Choice Physician, 2009-present

  • Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Award, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, 2008, 2009, 2010

  • Junior Resident Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, 2012

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

  • American Society of Breast Surgeons

  • Society of Surgical Oncology, Fellow

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

  • Association of Academic Surgery

  • Southeastern Surgical Association

  • Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons: Physician Surveyor for Commission on Cancer Network Cancer Program Accreditation

  • Georgia Surgical Society

  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society

  • Association of Women Surgeons

Clinical Interests

  • Breast cancer/tumors treatment and reconstruction

  • Sentinel node bx-breast

Research Interests

  • Translational research in breast cancer and disease

  • Protein expression as a target for breast cancer treatment

  • Evaluation of non-invasive molecular imaging in the staging, diagnosis and management of breast disease