Program Director: Rachelle Leong, MD, FACS
The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center was the first NAPBC accredited breast center in NJ in 2009. We remain accredited and recognized as a breast center imaging center of excellence by the American College of Radiology as well as recognized by the US congress as a model for the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease. We are located within the Cancer Center at Englewood Health Medical Center. Given our location, we serve a very diverse population and have a catchman area of over 1,000,000 people. The breast center conducts over 35,000 screening mammograms and diagnosis over 400 breast cancers annually. We also see a breadth of benign breast diseases.
Rachelle Leong, MD, FACS – Program Director
Violet M McIntosh – Chief of Breast Surgery
Jenna Gillen, DO – Breast Surgeon
Research Opportunities (or Research, Presentations and Publications)
The Breast Fellow will begin their year with a dedicated two weeks of research in order to develop ideas for their research project. This will be followed by dedicated weekly research time during the other clinical rotations. There will be a number of opportunities for clinical research, based on the individual interests of the fellow. Fellows will learn the fundamentals of research including the basics of research design, data analysis and ethical conduct of research. During the year, the fellow will have the opportunity to identify and enroll patients in national clinical trials. The fellows will be supported by the clinical research staff at the cancer center.
Over the course of the year, the fellows will spend a dedicated 5 months on breast surgery as well as have a month of experience in plastic surgery focusing on reconstruction. The fellow will have rotations in radiation oncology, medical oncology, breast imaging, high risk genetics, pathology, psycho-oncology, integrative medicine, rehab medicine, community service and outreach as well as a dedicated clinical research rotation.
Meetings and Conferences
The fellows will actively participate in weekly tumor board as well as journal club. Other meetings include a twice monthly lecture series with the clinical directors on their specific rotations.
It is anticipated that the fellow will attend the SSO fellows institute as well as attend the ASBrS annual meeting. The fellow will be encouraged to present at least one abstract or publication at a national meeting of his/her choice.
Eligibility and Applications (or How to Apply)
The applicant must have completed their general surgery residency from an ACGME accredited program in the United States. They must be board eligible or board certified and must be eligible to obtain a NJ medical license.
As this is an SSO accredited fellowship, all applications must be made through the SSO match program.
|Fellowship Training Program Director:||Rachelle Leong, MD, FACS|
|Address:||350 Engle Street, Englewood NJ 07631|
|Fellowship Program Coordinator:||Jessica Carreira|