Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Breast Surgery Fellowship Program

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 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.

Application Process

Applications for the Breast Fellowship, can be retrieved by visiting the following websites: Graduate Medical Education where a copy of an application for the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Graduate Medical Education can be downloaded and submitted with supporting materials to the Breast Center offices. Additionally, as the Breast Fellowship is now participating in the Society of Surgical Oncology Breast Fellowship Program and Match, it is also required that you submit an application and supporting materials as well to the SSO. The SSO application and instructions can be found at The Society of Surgical Oncology. Prospective fellows must successfully complete a residency in general surgery, 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 an Illinois State Medical license.

Program Director

Nora Hansen, MD

Nora Hansen, MD

Fellowship Coordinator

Burton Korman

Housestaff Research Portal

Feinberg has the infrastructure and resources to assist McGaw trainees interested in conducting scientific research. Visit our Housestaff Research Portal to learn more.