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Cancer Genetics & Breast Health Advanced Training Program

The Cancer Genetics and Breast Health advanced training program is a one-year program designed to provide the appropriate candidate with a multi-disciplinary experience to train as an expert and consultant in managing most aspects of breast and gynecological cancer genetic mutations, as well as breast health.

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Program Overview

Advanced Trainees in Cancer Genetics & Breast Health will engage in the following core components:

  • Comprehensive counseling and management of women with breast and gynecologic cancer genetic mutations
  • Gynecologic management of breast cancer survivors including reproductive side effects and complications of cancer therapies
  • Management of women with a wide variety of benign and high-risk breast lesions:
    • Breast masses, abnormal breast imaging, nipple discharge, inflammatory breast conditions
    • Atypical breast hyperplasias, LCIS and other high-risk conditions (e.g., radiation exposure, strong family history without known genetic predisposition)
  • The advanced trainee will also gain extensive surgical experience in cancer risk reduction pelvic surgery; core, open, and wire localization breast biopsy; mastectomy; and sentinel lymph node biopsy

It is expected that at the completion of the program, the graduate will join an academic health system in the U.S. to serve both as an expert consultant in CGBH and train OBGYN house officers in this important and emerging area in women’s health care.

Fellowship Common Curriculum

The Department is home to 11 Board-certified and non-Board-certified clinical and research fellowships in obstetrics and gynecology. To promote cross-specialty collaboration, all trainees take part in our didactic curriculum. These are ½ day educational seminars on numerous topics relevant to clinical research and academic leadership.

Topics include research design and implementation, identifying funding opportunities, manuscript timelines and preparation, how to be an effective teacher and employment opportunities. In addition, the department sponsors social events for fellows and advanced trainees across all specialties to further encourage collaboration and to help fellows build both a professional and personal network.


Ongoing Educational Opportunities

The U-M Medical School Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is committed to the ongoing development and education of our faculty, staff, and learners. Each year, we provide over 100 CME activities for physicians and healthcare professionals to enhance learning and improve patient outcomes.

Ongoing Educational Opportunities

Application Information

Minimum Requirements

  • Completion of a residency program accredited by ACGME
  • USMLE/COMLEX scores

Due to Department of Labor prevailing wage regulations, we are unable to consider applicants that possess any type of visa.

Application Deadline

The Cancer Genetics & Breast Health Training Program is not currently accepting applications. Thank you for your interest.

Salary & Benefits

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and generous benefits to our fellows and advanced trainees. Trainee salary will be commensurate with that of a House Officer at an equivalent level of training based on the HOA contract.

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Recent Graduates
  • Versha Pleasant, MD
    2020 – 2021 Cancer Genetics and Breast Health Advanced Trainee
    Next Steps: Clinical Assistant Professor, Michigan Medicine
  • Kathyryn Huber-Keener, MD, PhD
    2018 – 2019 Cancer Genetics and Breast Health Advanced Trainee
    Next Steps: Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Iowa
  • Dana M. Scott, MD
    2017 – 2018 Cancer Genetics and Breast Health Advanced Trainee
    Next Steps: Assistant Professor, UConn Health
  • Myrlene Jeudy, MD
    2015 – 2016 Cancer Genetics and Breast Health Advanced Trainee
    Next Steps: Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Monique Swain, MD
    2014 – 2015 Cancer Genetics and Breast Health Advanced Trainee
    Next Steps: Program Director, OBGYN Residency, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit

Our unique Cancer Genetics and Breast Health (CGBH) Fellowship is advancing testing, screening, and care for women with higher genetic risks for breast, ovarian, endometrial, or other cancers. This fellowship is the only program in the country offering training across breast surgery, oncology, genetics, and obstetrics and gynecology.

Dee E. Fenner, MD
Chair, Department of OBGYN
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Program Leadership
profile-dee-fenner-2023 Dee E Fenner, MD
Bates Professor of Diseases of Women and Children
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maeve Sullivan Maeve Sullivan
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