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Sheryl Gabram Mendola
Atlanta, GA

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Sheryl Gabram Mendola, MD
Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
As Professor of Surgery at the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University, Dr. Sheryl Gabram-Mendola can discuss topics on cancer, including all aspects of breast cancer, women's health, surgery and patient care.
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Sheryl Gabram, MD, MBA, FACS is Professor of Surgery in Emory University’s School of Medicine and practices as a breast surgical oncologist at the Winship Cancer Institute.  She also serves as Director of the AVON Comprehensive Breast Center at the Georgia Cancer Center of Excellence at Grady.  In 2007, she was named a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar.

Dr. Gabram joined Winship from Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois, where she was Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery and Director of the Breast Clinical Program at the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.  She also served as Vice Chairman of Surgery in the General Residency Surgery Program. Prior to her tenure at Loyola University Medical Center, she was Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington. 

Board certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Gabram earned her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., conducted her residency at the Washington Hospital Center and a fellowship at Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut. She also holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.     

One of Dr. Gabram's current research areas focuses on disparities of care for breast cancer patients. She serves as Director of the AVON Comprehensive Breast Center at Grady and Co-PI on the AVON Foundation grant responsible for clinical access to quality care for breast cancer patients in the Grady Health System. She has an interest in patients at risk for breast cancer and as a PI is submitting a cancer education grant that will randomize primary care physicians to receive two types of training that involves identifying and treating patients at risk for breast cancer.  This research builds on pilot data that she collected at Loyola from a study funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Penny Severns Research Fund. From a predictive health perspective, she has formed a collaboration with Dr. Charlene Bayer at the Georgia Technology Research Institute and is involved as a Co-PI on a study that is examining breath biomarkers in exhaled specimens as a potential tool for breast cancer disease detection and monitoring.

 Dr. Gabram is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.  She has been named by the patient resource guide Castle Connolly as one of America’s Top Doctors for six consecutive years and American’s Top Cancer Doctors for four consecutive years. She has received the Arthur G. Michel, MD Award for Excellence in Breast Care from the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization and was selected as one of Atlanta Magazine’s Top Doctors in 2007.  In the November 2008 Women’s Health magazine she was named one of 5 top oncologists for women in the South. Additionally, she is a member of several prestigious professional societies, including a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.   

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