Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA, FACS



Highly acclaimed for her work as a surgical oncologist, Dr. Gabram-Mendola holds leadership roles at Winship and is Surgeon-in-Chief at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Titles and Roles

Grady Memorial Hospital
Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Director, High Risk Assessment Program
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Program Director, Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Surgical Oncologist
Breast Cancer
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


In 2005, Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA, FACS, 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. In September 2009, Dr. Gabram-Mendola was appointed to Deputy Director of Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady. Then, in October 2011, she was named 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 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 serves as principal investigator on Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University's AVON Foundation grant and in this role focuses 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 is also 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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