Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, McGaw Medical Center
Date Posted: September 14, 2021
Lynn Sage Breast Center Surgical Oncology Breast Fellowship
fellowshipOpen Breast Fellowship Position at the Lynn Sage Breast Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine The Division of Breast Surgery has an open position for a breast fellow starting in August 1, 2022. Applicants should be able to obtain an Illinois State Medical and Controlled Substance License and DEA and be Board eligible or Board certified thru the American Board of Surgery. The Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center at Northwestern University has had a multidisciplinary breast surgery fellowship since 1998. This fellowship enhances the basic knowledge in the management of breast disease from a multidisciplinary approach. This fellowship prepares the trainee for a leadership role in multidisciplinary breast care in the academic or community setting with a focus on developing a career in academic breast oncology. The program emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of modern breast care, and the need for incorporating patient education and participation in decision making into the treatment paradigm. The breast program is a designated component of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the State of Illinois. The Lynn Sage Breast Center sees more than 800 new breast cancer cases annually and the imaging portion of the center performs more than 57,000 studies and procedures each year. Trainees spend eight months in the Lynn Sage Center on surgical rotations with four fellowship-trained surgeons. This experience includes time spent in a high-risk clinic devoted to the evaluation and management of women at increased risk for breast cancer. Other rotations include breast imaging, pathology, outpatient medical oncology, radiation oncology, and plastic surgery. The Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Program participates in multiple cooperative group clinical trials, and fellows actively participate in patient education and recruitment. An optional second year is available for those candidates who wish to expand their knowledge in translational or basic science research. Didactic teaching occurs at the weekly multidisciplinary treatment planning conference and a monthly topic-based-small group session exclusively for fellows. Fellows also attend the Lynn Sage Cancer Symposium, our annual meeting featuring international leaders in breast cancer, which attracts over 1000 attendees. All fellows will complete at least one original academic project to submit for national presentation and publication. The Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center is located in the Prentice Women’s Hospital at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Both the surgical clinic and the breast-imaging section are located on the fourth floor of the building. The surgical suite is located on the sixth floor and patients are admitted to the 14th floor where they can recuperate in beautiful private rooms. The clinical breast center staff includes five nurse clinicians, three physician assistants, and four data managers. Prospective fellows must successfully complete a residency in general surgery and have passed the USMLE, as well as be able to secure a permanent Illinois State Medical license, Illinois State Controlled Substance License and DEA Certificate.