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Breast Surgical Oncology

The Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program at NorthShore and the University of Chicago Medicine provides the clinical, educational and research offerings that define a premier breast surgical oncology fellowship program. The breast fellowship is structured to provide outstanding training to enable breast surgeons to pursue academic careers, engage in high-quality clinical research and assume a position of leadership in the multidisciplinary care of the breast cancer patient. We seek to train the highest-caliber surgeons to become leaders in breast surgical oncology. Surgeons who complete this program will accumulate the credentials, knowledge and experience for a productive academic career.

The fellow’s multidisciplinary experience includes dedicated clinical rotations in breast surgery, breast imaging, genetics, pathology, plastic surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, rehab and survivorship. Fellows actively participate in several core conferences that include a weekly breast conference/tumor board, a biweekly faculty-mentored, core-reading conference covering the complete spectrum of breast disease, a monthly Breast Cancer Seminar covering any topic in breast disease and a bimonthly journal club. State-of-the-art multimedia conference facilities at both institutions provide a dynamic and interactive setting for our fellows to learn and refine their presentation skills. Our comprehensive curriculum helps our fellows master the epidemiology, biology, pathophysiology, multimodal treatment options and response to therapy in the breast cancer patient.

The fellowship is for one-year and approved by the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) with one fellow per year.
Eligibility: Prospective fellows must successfully complete a residency in general surgery and be American Board of Surgery eligible. The fellow must be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Illinois. Applicants must apply through the Society of Surgical Oncology Online Match System.

Program Director: Catherine E. Pesce, MD FACS
Fellowship Coordinator: Jordan Kepes
Phone: 847.570.2560 | Fax: 847.570.2930