Breast Oncology Surgery Fellowship

Our fellows receive extensive education and experience in the gross and microscopic surgical pathology of tumors.

Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, offers the Seeger Endowed Fellowship in Surgical Oncology of the Breast, which is a one-year program that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Because our training facility performs more than 40,000 mammograms yearly, our fellows have exposure to a full range of breast imaging services with staff members who have become experts in their field.

We accept one breast oncology surgical fellow per year.


Physicians and surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor Dallas treat approximately 700 new breast cancer cases each year. Currently, two members of the surgery medical staff restrict their practices exclusively to diseases of the breast, and several others perform breast surgery. Fellows receive extensive education and experience in the gross and microscopic surgical pathology of tumors.

The Breast Imaging Center, located at Baylor Sammons Cancer Center, is a clinical and educational unit at the forefront of breast disease care. The center performs more than 50,000 mammograms each year and offers a wide variety of services.


Our program is accredited by the Society for Surgical Oncology (SSO) and offers flexible training options, allowing fellows to customize the program based on their interests and needs.

Rotations include:

  • Four months on the breast surgical service
  • Two months on the medical oncology service
  • One to two months on the mammography service
  • One month on the radiation oncology service
  • Two months in surgical pathology
  • One month in clinical research
  • One month in plastic surgery

Fellows attend and participate in the breast multidisciplinary conference in medical and surgical oncology each week as well as participate in journal club relating to breast diseases at least twice a month.

Fellows are also encouraged to participate in breast disease-related clinical research and present at local, regional and national meetings, as well as publish these presentations.

Under guidance of the program director, fellows are encouraged to participate in clinical research, present at national conferences, lecture and publish articles.

The Department of Surgery provides statistical assistance, manuscript preparation assistance, IRB management and database access in the Division of Surgical Oncology.

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How to Apply

We match through the Society for Surgical Oncology (SSO) to electronically accept fellowship applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

Deadline for applications is mid-June.

Application Requirements

Candidates must have completed a general surgery residency – including a chief residency year – in an accredited program in the United States or Canada. The individual chosen for this appointment must have taken the qualifying examination of the American Board of Surgery by the beginning of the fellowship.

In order to be considered for the program, applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination (ABSITE) scores
  • USMLE (or complex) scores
  • ECFMG certification (if applicable)
  • A recent photograph
  • Three letters of recommendation (one letter should be from the director or chief of the surgical training program in which applicant spent the chief residency year)

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Preston Leger
Program Administrator

Verification Requests: BUMCGMEVerifications@BSWHealth.org

Breast Oncology Surgery Fellowship
Baylor University Medical Center
Roberts Hospitals, Suite 1013
3500 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75246

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

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