The Bryn Mawr Hospital

BARBARA BRODSKY COMPREHENSIVE BREAST CENTER
BRYN MAWR, PENNSYLVANIA

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: W. Bradford Carter, MD, FACS

The Breast Fellowship Program at The Barbara Brodsky Comprehensive Breast Center, The Bryn Mawr Hospital was initiated in 2004 to allow additional fellowship training in breast disease. This fellowship is designed to prepare individuals to assume leadership in the multi-disciplinary care of the breast cancer patient and to develop an interest in clinical trials and clinical research in the treatment of breast cancer. While the hospital itself has affiliations with Jefferson, the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, the curriculum of this fellowship is designed so that it will not interfere with the curriculum of the other institutional residences. This program is designed to give a Fellow up to six months in the surgical treatment of breast cancer, as well as one month of onco-plastic and reconstructive surgery. In addition, there will be individual months dedicated to breast imaging and minimally invasive biopsies, medical oncology, pathology, radiation oncology, as well as a month of elective interests and vacation, meetings and job interviews. While the program is designed primarily for individuals completing a residency in general surgery, it is not necessarily limited to such individuals, and can be appropriately tailored to meet the needs of individuals finishing in other specialties. Unfortunately, training licenses in Pennsylvania for foreign trained surgeons are extremely difficult to obtain.

Located along the beautiful Main Line of suburban Philadelphia, The Barbara Brodsky Comprehensive Breast Center (BBCBC) draws patients from throughout the Delaware Valley and parts of New Jersey and Delaware, as well. It is close enough to center city Philadelphia to enjoy all the cultural and other activities of the city, as well as the professional aspects of interaction with academic medical centers. The philosophy of the BBCBC is based on early diagnosis and detection, using minimally invasive techniques and breast cancer treatment in a minimalist and holistic fashion. Currently, we are funded to continue our investigations in a number of research projects. While the clinical research is carried out primarily through the Main Line Health Grant in association with the NSABP (NRG). There is also an affiliation with ECOG (ALLIANCE) and several opportunities for clinical trials with nearby pharmaceutical companies and bio-science companies.

Applicants are expected to be involved in the clinical trials process, as well as the various community outreach programs and interact with the functioning of the American Cancer Society and the policies of the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

Located along the beautiful Main Line of suburban Philadelphia, The Barbara Brodsky Comprehensive Breast Center (BBCBC) draws patients from throughout the Delaware Valley (Delaware, South Jersey and metropolitan Philadelphia), as well as parts of North Jersey and Maryland.  It is close enough to center city Philadelphia to enjoy all the cultural and other activities of the city, as well as the professional aspects of interaction with academic medical centers. Interested candidates should submit their application, CV with their bibliography, a personal statement and three letters of recommendation from their faculty members no later than the cut off date. All dates are listed here. Interviews will be conducted on August 9th and September 26th. 

CONTACT:

 Program Director and Medical  Director:  W. Bradford Carter, MD, FACS
Email: carterb@mlhs.org
Program Coordinator: Sarah Jarvis
Email: jarviss@mlhs.org
 Address:  The Barbara Brodsky Comprehensive Breast Center at Bryn  Mawr Hospital
101 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 201 
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

 Phone:  (610) 520-0700