Breast Fellowship Program

LSCRF supports specialized training in the detection and treatment of breast cancer for a number of specialties including surgical oncology, medical oncology and breast imaging. After completing their training, many of the physicians go on to become leaders in breast programs around the country. By supporting these programs, it ensures that patients everywhere have access to physicians with specialized training in the treatment of breast cancer.

Below, please find summaries of our breast fellowships:


Pathology Fellowship

Leadership: Kalliopi P. Siziopikou, MD, PhD

Program Description:
Breast cancer is one of the areas of excellence of the institution. There are more than 4,500 breast cases evaluated in the section of Breast Pathology annually. The fellowship is designed to provide comprehensive training in diagnostic breast pathology including the use of standard diagnostic practices and specialized techniques. The candidate is expected to participate in the evaluation and diagnosis of breast specimens, inter-departmental conferences, and clinical services of the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Center.

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

Leadership: Mark Agulnik, MD

Program Description:
The Division of Hematology/Oncology of Northwestern University and Northwestern Memorial Hospital trains five fellows each year in Hematology and Medical Oncology. The program’s goal is to develop leaders in the field of clinical and basic breast cancer research. Each year, several of our fellows express a particular interest in breast cancer, and the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation can support the development of these trainees into effective researchers.

Breast Surgery Fellowship

Leadership: Nora Hansen, MD

Program Description:
The modern management of breast disease requires an in-depth knowledge of not only surgery, but breast imaging, image direct biopsy techniques, pathology, radiation oncology, and medical oncology. This fellowship is designed to enhance the basic knowledge of the management of breast disease acquired by a general surgical trainee, particularly in the non-surgical disciplines. Residents in this program will gain advanced knowledge and increased level of skill in the management of breast disease in order to assume a leadership role in teaching and research in the field.

Breast Imaging Fellowship

Directed By: Ellen Mendelson, MD

Program Description:
The Department of Radiology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, in conjunction with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, offers one-year fellowship positions in breast and women’s imaging at the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center. Fellows receive training in mammography, breast ultrasound, breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and all image-guided interventional techniques. Ongoing research projects, with opportunities for participation, include full-field digital mammography, breast ultrasound screening, and MRI. Rotations in breast pathology, breast surgery, and radiation oncology will be provided to ensure that the fellows gain experience in these three closely related specialties.

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