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Surgical Oncology Rotations and Breast Oncology Fellowship

General Surgery Rotations

Dr. Keith Delman with residents.

General surgery residents can participate in the Division's clinical and research endeavors by working on the Surgical Oncology service during their first, second, third, and chief years. Educational packets are distributed to junior and senior surgical residents and objective pre- and post-rotation-tests are given to determine the effectiveness of the training program and how much residents have learned.

Emory Breast Oncology Fellowship

The mission of the Society of Surgical Oncology-approved Breast Oncology Fellowship Program at Emory is to teach evidence-based clinical care, encourage inquiry with a research-focused approach, develop leadership skills for future career opportunities and growth, and produce graduates that will become leaders in academic breast surgery and continue the international excellence that has distinguished the current program.

The fellowship year is spent at Emory University Hospital, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, AVON Comprehensive Breast Center at Grady Memorial Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown, a system which treats over 900 breast cancer patients annually. Weekly multi-disciplinary dedicated breast case conferences are conducted at all sites and provide a forum to discuss novel patient care approaches as well as identify patients for enrollment in clinical trials. Upon the completion of training, fellows will have the skills necessary to apply an integrated interdisciplinary approach to the management of women with benign and malignant breast diseases in a comprehensive and compassionate manner.

Dr. Sheryl Gabram directs the fellowship. She is also surgeon-in-chief (Emory) of Grady Memorial Hospital and directs the AVON Comprehensive Breast Center at Grady. Castle Connolly has named her one of America's Top Doctors for 11 consecutive years and one of America's Top Cancer Doctors for nine. Her clinical specialty is breast cancer detection and treatment, while her research interests encompass investigations of 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.

Requirements and Application Process

Applicants must have completed a general surgery residency and American Board of Surgery eligibility. Two fellows are selected per year and interviews are scheduled for the Fall preceding the match year. Instructions, requirements, and application materials can be found in the breast oncology match instructions section of the Society of Surgical Oncology website.

For more information, e-mail Dr. Gabram at