Grant Medical Center

Columbus, Ohio

Training Program Director: Mark Cripe, DO

Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, offers a one-year Fellowship in the multidisciplinary management of benign and malignant diseases of the breast. The Fellowship was one of the first to be offered at a community institution and our former Fellows are currently practicing in breast-exclusive practices.

Facility and Program

Grant Medical Center is a 640-bed community institution which draws from a forty-six county radius in Central Ohio. There is a strong Breast Health Services Program at the institution which emphasizes short time from detection to diagnosis for breast patients, weekly multidisciplinary breast pretreatment conferences, and Central Ohio's only one-stop second opinion clinic for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Nationally, we have been recognized in the Top 100 Hospitals for Breast Health Services. Grant Medical Center physicians are members of SWOG, RTOG, NSABP and our patients have access to the latest National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials. The number of patients enrolled in clinical trials is triple the national average.


The Fellowship includes surgical and office experience with Fellowship-trained Surgical Oncologists. During the four surgical rotation months, the Fellow attends all office hours and surgeries of the designated surgeon(s). Additional rotations include Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Plastic Surgery, Radiology, Pathology, and Genetic Counseling. There is one month elective time and one month to complete research and attend national meetings. Funding is available to offset costs of attending selected national meetings and courses. Stereotactic biopsy and ultrasound courses are encouraged.

Research, Publication, and Presentation

It is the program's expectation that the Fellow performs clinical research, prepares a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal and presents at a national meeting.

Meetings and Conferences

The Fellow is expected to prepare and present cases at weekly breast tumor board conferences, organize monthly journal club, attend monthly second opinion, genetics clinics and high risk and participate in community education lectures. The Fellow is also an integral part of the teaching program of medical students and residents.

The Breast Fellowship at Grant Medical Center is just one part of our institution's commitment to state-of-the-art breast cancer treatment. A Fellow who completes the program will not only be expertly skilled in the multidisciplinary approach to breast conditions but also in the management of a dedicated breast program.


This Fellowship is available to candidates who have completed residency and are Board-Eligible General Surgeons. Other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis.

Contact Information

Training Program Director: Mark Cripe, DO
Address: Medical Director Breast Health Services
Ohio Health
285 East State Street, Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Please contact JoAnn for additional information and application.
Fellowship Coordinator: JoAnn Rodehaver, Residency Program Administrator
Address: Grant Medical Center
Medical Education Department
285 E. State Street, Suite 670
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-566-9699
Fax: 614-566-8073