Emory's relationship with Grady Memorial Hospital—one of the largest public hospitals in the southeast and an internationally recognized teaching hospital—spans the early 1900s to the present day. The hospital's status as one of the main hubs of clinical teaching for the Emory University School of Medicine was established in the early 1900s, evolving to the degree that today all doctors at Grady are faculty or residents from Emory as well as Morehouse School of Medicine.
Dr. Sheryl Gabram has served as surgeon-in-chief for the Department of Surgery at Grady since October 2011. She joined Emory's faculty in 2005 and began directing the highly successful Avon Comprehensive Breast Center at Grady—a program that has secured over $10 million in funding from the Avon Foundation. In 2009 Dr. Gabram was appointed deputy director of the Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence (GCCE) at Grady and was instrumental in earning the coveted accreditation by the American Cancer Society Commission on Cancer in 2010.
While the flagship surgery programs at Grady are the Level I trauma center, surgical critical care service, and burn center, our faculty are also developing and expanding surgical oncology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic, and plastic and reconstructive surgery services at the hospital.
Several of our surgical oncology faculty have a strong presence at Grady through their association with the Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady (GCCE), which is dedicated to expanding cancer care for medically underserved men and women in metropolitan Atlanta. The GCCE was accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer with outstanding merit in 2010. Dr. Gabram directs the Avon Comprehensive Breast Center at Grady, a very clinically active component of the GCCE, which received accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) in 2010.