Mount Sinai Medical Center - Dubin Breast Center Breast Surgery Fellowship

New York, NY

The Dubin Breast Center

The breast surgical fellowship at Mount Sinai's Dubin Breast Center was accredited in February 2014 and looks forward to training its first fellow commencing in July 2015. The Dubin Breast Center is an outpatient facility located within the Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center. The Dubin Center houses a comprehensive breast imaging center, clinical space for medical and surgical oncology, an infusion center, and conference space for multidisciplinary meetings. In the immediate vicinity are  facilities for mri imaging, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, plastic surgery as well as inpatient and ambulatory operating rooms and the inpatient units for patients requiring hospitalization after surgery. The medical center is also home to the Tisch Cancer Institute which will provide trainees access to a large cadre of investigators in clinical, translational and basic science breast oncology research.  The Dubin Breast Center has approximately 10,000 patient visits per year, and we are currently treating between 300-500 newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer per year.

Program Description

Nine months will be spent on the breast surgery service working in an apprenticeship fashion with each of the breast surgeons. This will enable exposure to all aspects of diagnostic and treatment of benign and malignant breast disease. The fellow will be intimately involved with patients in both the clinic and in the operating room from the time of their initial presentation. They will have  independent responsibilities in the care of patients in the clinic and will play a critical role in organizing and presenting at the weekly multidisciplinary breast conference. The Dubin Center is designed both physically  and conceptually to emphasize multidisciplinary care, and this will define the fellow's experience while on the surgical rotations. This will include regular interaction with breast imaging in the context of diagnosis and surgical planning, genetics in defining risk status, plastic surgery in terms of surgical execution, pathology as it relates to all aspects of patient care,  and medical and radiation oncology with regard to determining adjuvant and neoadjuvant treatment.   In addition to these ongoing interactions, the fellow will rotate in breast imaging, breast pathology, medical oncology and radiation oncology. Elective rotations in plastic and reconstructive surgery, genetics and psychology will also be available.  Furthermore, the fellow will interact with  Mount Sinai’s Breast Health Resource program which provides psychosocial support and conducts community outreach.

During the year, the fellow will engage in one to two research projects with the goal of presenting at a national meeting and publishing.  We will work with the fellow prior to July to define such projects and  maximize productivity. The breast fellow will also serve as  a mentor to the general surgery residents and students at Mount Sinai, particularly the PGY-2 residents as well as the 3rd and 4th year medical students  rotating on the breast surgical service.

Eligibility and Applications

Requirements include completion of a general surgery residency and American Board of Surgery eligibility. One fellow per year will be selected, and interviews will take place in the Fall preceding the match year.

All of the application materials required by Mount Sinai are the same as the SSO application requirements that the applicant uploads to the SSO Website.

The deadline for all materials is August 1. Note that there are a limited number of interview slots, and interviews may be scheduled before August 1, so submission of early and complete applications is encouraged.

Contact Information:

Training Program Director: Christina Weltz, M.D.
Address: Box 1259 Mount Sinai Medical Center
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY 10029
Email: christina.weltz@mountsinai.org

Fellowship Program Coordinator: Jelian  Baptiste, Administrative Coordinator
Address: Department of Breast Surgery, Box 1148
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
5 East 98th Street, 12th 
Floor, Box 1148
New York, NY 10029 
Email: jelian.baptiste@mountsinai.org