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Breast Surgery Fellowship

The modern management of breast disease requires an in-depth knowledge of not only surgery, but breast imaging, image-directed biopsy techniques, pathology, radiation oncology and medical oncology. The non-accredited Breast Surgery Fellowship enhances the basic knowledge of the management of breast disease acquired by a general surgical trainee, particularly in the non-surgical disciplines. Additionally, the fellowship is designed to be a multidisciplinary experience and provides exposure to medical oncology, breast imaging, pathology, genetics and radiation oncology in addition to six months on the surgical services. Successful completion of a five-year accredited program in general surgery is a prerequisite. The breast fellowship will enable the resident to acquire an advanced body of knowledge and level of skill in the management of breast disease in order to assume a leadership role in teaching and research in the field.

How to Apply

You must submit two applications:

Prospective fellows must successfully complete a residency in general surgery and be board-eligible in general surgery and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Applicants from outside the United States must have passed the USMLE, FMGEMS, TOEFL or FLEX and be able to secure a medical license from the State of Illinois.

Contact Us

Nora Hansen, MD

Nora Hansen, MD

Program Director

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Faculty Profile

Burton Korman

Program Coordinator

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Angela Miciura, MD

Angela Miciura, MD






MD: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Residency: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor

Helene Sterbling, MD

Helene Sterbling, MD






MD: Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Residency: Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA

Housestaff Training at McGaw

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University offers exceptional training experiences at nationally ranked hospitals and fosters a culture of diversity, innovation and excellence.


Why Northwestern?

Learn more about the benefits of training at a world-class academic medical center in a diverse and vibrant city of Chicago. Further program details, including the Department of Medicine housestaff manual and a sample training contract, are available on our McGaw Medical Center Graduate Education site.


Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.


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