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
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


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 Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship. She holds professional memberships with Society of Surgical Oncology and American Society of Breast Surgeons.


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.


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.


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


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. She has been consistently listed annually as one of Atlanta's "Top Doctors" by Atlanta Magazine since 2022.

Additional Websites

Cascade Link   TOP