Cleveland Clinic's Breast Surgery fellowship is a fully accredited approved SSO Breast Training Program. The primary goal of the fellowship is to provide in-depth training in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and breast disease.

The major strength of this program is the experience in mastering the advanced surgical techniques performed by our breast surgeons such as nipple sparing mastectomies, oncoplastic surgery and intraoperative radiation therapy. Additionally, the fellow obtains hands-on training from our surgeons in ultrasound and stereotactic biopsy techniques

This is an academic fellowship with weekly multidisciplinary conferences and monthly journal clubs. It is expected that the fellow will complete a clinical research project during the fellowship year that will be submitted for publication and presentation at a national meeting.


The fellow learns the multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer through dedicated monthly rotations.

  • Breast Surgery (six months)
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Medical Breast, Genetics, & Lymphedema Clinic
  • Plastic Surgery/Reconstruction
  • Intra-operative Imaging image guided biopsies
  • Clinical Research


How to Apply

Physicians who are eligible to apply will be completing a five-year residency program in general surgery and be board eligible or board certified in surgery as determined by the American Board of Surgery.

All Cleveland Clinic Breast Center faculty review each application. Based on their credentials and letters of reference, select applicants will be invited to Cleveland for a formal interview. This full-day interview includes meetings with the various Breast Center staff, a tour of Cleveland Clinic and an opportunity to meet with current fellow(s). The final selection is made at a joint meeting of all staff members. The SSO administers the matching program selection process.

More Information

To request more information, contact:

Brandon New
Breast Fellowship Program Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave., MC A80
Cleveland, OH 44195
Phone: 216.636.5517
Fax: 216.445.4048