Breast Surgery Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The breast surgery fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) is a one-year Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) accredited program for individuals who have completed their training in general surgery. The fellowship program is centered at the Dubin Breast Center which is a comprehensive multidisciplinary state of the art facility specializing in the treatment of benign and malignant breast disease. The Dubin Breast Center houses clinical space for medical and surgical oncology, a comprehensive breast imaging center, an infusion center and conference space for multidisciplinary meetings. In the immediate vicinity are facilities for MRI imaging, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as inpatient and outpatient operating rooms. The medical center is also home to the Tisch Cancer Institute which provides fellows access to a large cadre of investigators in clinical, translational and basic science. The Dubin Breast Center has approximately 30,000 patient visits per year and surgeons performing over 500 surgeries for breast cancer annually.

Eight months of the fellowship will be spent on the breast surgery service working in an apprenticeship fashion with each of the Dubin Breast Centers’ breast surgeons. These rotations enable exposure to all aspects of diagnostic and treatment of benign and malignant breast disease. The fellow will be intimately involved with patients in both the clinic and in the operating room from the time of their initial presentation. They will have independent responsibilities in the care of patients in the clinic and will play a critical role in organizing and presenting at the weekly multidisciplinary breast conference. The Dubin Breast Center is designed both physically and conceptually to emphasize multidisciplinary care, and this will define the fellow's experience while on the surgical rotations. This will include regular interaction with breast imaging in the context of diagnosis and surgical planning, genetics in defining risk status, plastic surgery in terms of surgical execution, pathology as it relates to all aspects of patient care, and medical and radiation oncology with regard to determining adjuvant and neoadjuvant treatment.  The remaining months of fellowship training are spent in in breast imaging, breast pathology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, cancer genetics,  physical therapy and rehabilitation, and psychology/psychiatry.

Research, Conferences and Didactics

During the year, the fellow will engage in one to two research projects under the supervision of attending preceptors and with the goal of presenting at a national meeting and publishing. To date, fellows have presented their work at the National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc. and at the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) and have published in the journal of clinical oncology. We will work with the fellow prior to July to define such projects and maximize productivity.

The breast surgery fellow plays an essential role in weekly multidisciplinary meetings at the Dubin Breast Center. This includes presenting cases and giving talks on a wide range of topics in the field of breast surgery. The fellow partakes in ongoing didactic sessions given by faculty in all fields related to breast disease. Furthermore, the breast fellow will also serve as a mentor to the general surgery residents and students at Mount Sinai, particularly the PGY-2 residents as well as the 3rd and 4th year medical students rotating on the breast surgical service.

Eligibility and Applications

Requirements include completion of a general surgery residency and American Board of Surgery eligibility. One fellow per year will be selected, and interviews will take place in the Fall preceding the match year. All of the application materials required by Mount Sinai are the same as the SSO application requirements that the applicant uploads to the SSO Website.

The deadline for all materials is August 1. Note that there are a limited number of interview slots, and interviews may be scheduled before August 1, so submission of early and complete applications is encouraged.

How to Apply

We accept applicants through the Society of Surgical Oncology Online Match System.

Unless otherwise noted, please add all attachments as pdfs. Complete applications include:

  • $300 application fee, payable by credit card only (Visa/MC/AMEX)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Photo
  • Education information (pre-medical education, medical school education, residencies/fellowships)
  • Three to five letters of recommendation; please provide the email address of the letter writer
  • Test scores (as applicable)
    • American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination
    • Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination
    • United States Medical Licensing Examination
    • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certificate
  • Certification and licensure information
  • Professional liability claims and discipline
  • Health status


The Breast Surgery Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital offers a competitive salary