Cathy L. Graham, MD, FACS


Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Director, Breast Surgery
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Surgical Oncologist
Breast Cancer
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Cathy L. Graham, MD, FACS, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology of the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. A board certified breast surgeon, Dr. Graham's clinical interests include benign and malignant breast disease, percutaneous lumpectomy, breast cancer risk assessment and risk modification. She has extensive experience in breast conservation surgery, oncoplastic surgery, mastectomy, including nipple-sparing mastectomy, partial breast brachytherapy and intra-operative radiation therapy.  She holds special certification in breast ultrasound, ultrasound guided biopsies, stereotactic biopsies and Hidden Scar breast surgery.

Prior to joining Emory in January 2017, Dr. Graham held positions at Georgia's Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, Northside Cherokee Hospital, and Marietta Surgery Center. is the former Medical Director of the Breast Health Program at St. John West Shore Hospital in Westlake, Ohio.  She previously served on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in the departments of Surgery, Medicine-Oncology and Anatomy and was medical director of the breast health programs at St. John Medical Center, Westlake, Ohio, and Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio.

Dr. Graham is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She also holds memberships with American Society of Breast Surgeons and American College of Physician Executives.


Dr. Graham earned her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and completed her surgical residency at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio.


Dr. Graham's research interests include minimally invasive breast cancer therapies, aids to oncoplastic breast surgery and high risk breast lesions. She is also interested in the patient experience and collaboration in healthcare systems.


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