Lauren M. Postlewait, MD

Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Surgical Oncologist
Breast Cancer

Biography

Lauren M. Postlewait, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. A board certified surgeon, Dr. Postlewait's clinical interests are providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients with breast cancer and breast disease, based primarily at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Postlewait is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

Education

Dr. Postlewait attended Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia where she received her MD in 2012. She remained at Emory University for training, completing clinical residency in General Surgery and a two-year research fellowship in Surgical Oncology. She then completed a clinical fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Research

Dr. Postlewait has a variety of research interests. She has worked in clinical investigation and outcomes analysis of patients treated for advanced and inflammatory breast cancer. She is also interested in optimizing the treatment of breast cancer patients through improving patient education techniques and investigating appropriate de-escalation of surgical techniques to reduce morbidity while maintaining excellent oncologic outcomes in the context of multidisciplinary care. In addition, she has a passion for clinical ethics as well as identifying and improving health disparities.

Publications

Dr. Postlewait's articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, JAMA Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, and Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.

  • PublicationsPublication Date

Awards

Dr. Postlewait was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Alpha Omega Alpha at Emory University School of Medicine. She has received numerous awards for her research including the Merit Award in 2015 and 2016 from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology as well as Best Clinical Research awards at Emory University for the Department of Surgery in 2015 and 2017.

Cascade Link   TOP