Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA, FACS



Dr. Gabram-Mendola is an expert in the surgical treatment of breast cancer and has been recognized by Castle Connolly, Atlanta Magazine, and Women's Health publications as a top doctor.

Titles and Roles

Professor Emerita, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Ada Lee Correll Chair Emerita of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA, FACS, is Professor Emerita in the Division of Surgical Oncology of the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Gabram-Mendola was recruited by Dr. Otis Brawley to lead the AVON Comprehensive Breast Center where she became the principal investigator on the AVON Grant in 2009. She has served as Deputy Director of Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady and as Surgeon-in-Chief at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Gabram-Mendola is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Additionally, she is a member of several prestigious professional societies including the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons, of which she is a fellow.

Dr. Gabram-Mendola is on the board of Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education. She has also worked with Susan G. Komen of Greater Atlanta, particularly in decreasing disparities for African-American women diagnosed with breast cancer in Atlanta.


Dr. Gabram-Mendola earned her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine, completed her residency at the Washington Hospital Center, and completed her fellowship at Hartford Hospital at the University of Connecticut. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.


Dr. Gabram served as principal investigator on Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University's AVON Foundation grant and in this role focused on decreasing disparities in breast cancer care through a community education outreach program and providing access to high quality care for breast cancer patients in the Grady Health System. Dr. Gabram has also been the principal investigator on a statewide genomics grant that involves identifying women at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer with referral to genetic counseling and testing when appropriate.


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Dr. Gabram-Mendola 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 since 2003 and American's Top Cancer Doctors since 2005. 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 and 2009. In the November 2008 Women's Health magazine she was named one of 5 top oncologists for women in the South.

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