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Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, MD

Program Director: Lisa Jacobs, MD

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To serve our local and global communities by training exceptional physicians to provide state-of-the-science breast care. Our graduates will be recognized for their exceptional compassion, patient advocacy, knowledge, and technical skill.

Program Description and Rotations
This is a multidisciplinary fellowship designed to expose fellows to every specialty involved in the care of breast patients. Five months are devoted to breast surgery and seven to medical oncology, radiation oncology, plastic surgery, breast imaging, pathology, genetics, research and other disciplines. Fellows learn from world-class faculty. The required reading is intensive, providing a comprehensive survey of the most influential clinical trials that guide contemporary practice.

Johns Hopkins is a Regional Health Care System. Most of the rotations occur on the historic East Baltimore campus. Fellows will also spend one month on the breast surgery services at Johns Hopkins Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., and Johns Hopkins Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Local accommodations will be provided for the two months spent in Bethesda and Washington.   

Patient Volume
The Johns Hopkins Regional Health Care System comprises five hospitals, totaling more than 1,800 beds, with nearly 100,000 admissions annually. The Breast Surgery program includes nine full-time breast surgeons, who see more than 1,500 new breast cancer patients each year.

Courses and Meetings
Fellows are expected to complete at least one course in clinical trial design/analysis through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Optional recurring local programs include: Translational Research, Cause-to-Cure, and the Fundamentals of Cancer courses.

The Fellow will attend the School of Breast Oncology (SOBO), the Society of Surgical Oncology Fellows Institute, and the American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting.  

Expectations of the Fellow
The fellow will work closely with faculty mentors, providing patient care on each service. The fellow will organize his or her time to ensure that didactic requirements are met, even on the busiest clinical services. Completion of required reading, BESAP modules and case logs will be documented. The fellow will run the Multidisciplinary Breast Tumor Board. The fellow will submit at least one research abstract to a national meeting and complete at least one manuscript. Detailed rotation-specific expectations are spelled out in our Goals, Objectives and Curriculum document (available on request).

Our Teaching Philosophy
Johns Hopkins Medicine’s vision, “Together, we will deliver the promise of medicine,” is supported by its mission to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Diverse and inclusive, Johns Hopkins Medicine educates medical students, scientists, health care professionals and the public; conducts biomedical research; and provides patient-centered medicine to prevent, diagnose and treat human illness.

Number of Positions:  One

Length of Fellowship:  One Year

Contact Information

Program Director:Lisa Jacobs, MD
Address:Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology
Breast Surgery
600 North Wolfe Street, Blalock 688
Baltimore, MD 21287

Sr. Administrative Coordinator Kristie Viands,


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