Monica Rizzo, MD, FACS

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Specialty

As an American Cancer Society Commission on Cancer Liaison Physician at Emory University Hospital Midtown, Dr. Rizzo is actively involved in quality measures and initiatives to assure excellence in cancer care at the hospital.

Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Associate Director, Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Surgical Oncologist
Breast Cancer
Melanoma
Emory Sarcoma Center
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control

Biography

After completing her surgical oncology fellowship at Emory University in 2005, Monica Rizzo, MD, FACS, joined the division of surgical oncology at Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM). As an ACS Commission on Cancer Liaison Physician at EUHM, Dr. Rizzo is actively involved in quality measures and initiatives to assure excellence in cancer care at the hospital. She serves as a Chair for the weekly Breast Multidisciplinary Tumor Board at Midtown. She is also engaged in projects dedicated to decreasing disparities in breast cancer treatment for women of underserved communities. Her clinical expertise includes treatment of breast cancer, melanoma and skin cancer as well as soft tissue sarcoma.

Dr. Rizzo is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute. She is also a member of Association of Program Directors Society of Surgical Oncology Breast Fellowship, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Liaison Physician for Emory University Hospital Midtown and Society of Surgical Oncology Disparities Committee.

Education

Dr. Rizzo earned her medical degree from the Turin School of Medicine in Italy, where she also completed her first residency in thoracic surgery.  At Washington University School of Medicine, she completed a research fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery and part of her general surgery residency.  Dr. Rizzo completed her General Surgery residency at The University of Missouri Columbia. She also completed a surgical oncology fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine.

Research

Dr. Rizzo has research interests in mechanisms to decrease disparities in breast cancer care among different ethnic groups and optimization of glucose management and diabetes care in surgical patients.

Publications

Dr. Rizzo has authored or co-authored over 40 peer reviewed articles. She is published in leading journals such as the American Journal of Clinical Oncology, Annals of Surgical Oncology and Cancer.

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Awards

Dr. Rizzo was listed as one of Atlanta Magazine's "Top Doctors" in 2016-2018.

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