Surgical Oncology Rotations and Breast Oncology Fellowship


Faculty surgeon and fellow in the OR.

General surgery residents can participate in the Emory Division of Surgical Oncology's clinical and research endeavors 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.

Breast Oncology Fellowship

The mission of the Society of Surgical Oncology-approved, one-year Emory Breast Oncology Fellowship 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 program accepts two fellows per year, who train at Emory University Hospital, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, AVON Comprehensive Breast Center at Grady Memorial Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. This multi-facility system treats over 900 breast cancer patients annually and offers a wide-range of operative experience, including exposure to advanced oncoplastic and nipple sparing techniques. 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.

Retired U.S. Army Colonel and associate professor of surgery Cletus Arciero, MD, directs the fellowship. Dr. Arciero's leadership skills and technical dexterity are influenced by his years of military service and tenure as program director of the general surgery residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, GA. He recently completed nine years as an American Cancer Society Commission on Cancer Liaison Physician.

Requirements, Application Process, and Training Verification

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, including training verification inquiries, please contact Toni Marie Vincente, program coordinator.

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