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Sheryl Gabram-Mendola

Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA, FACS

Board Chief Medical Officer

Chief Scientific Officer

Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA, FACS

Sheryl Gabram-Mendola

Board Chief Medical Officer

Chief Scientific Officer

Sheryl is Professor Emerita of Surgery for Emory University and the Ada Lee Correll Chair Emerita, having retired from Emory after 15 years of service. Her research focused on decreasing disparities of breast cancer care through a community education outreach program and providing access to high quality care for breast cancer patients. As Chief Scientific Officer, Sheryl serves as the principal investigator in connection with clinical studies and other research projects, and oversees all medical related endeavors. In her free time, she enjoys golfing with her husband and hiking with her daughter along South Carolina waterfalls.

As Emory’s breast surgical oncologist and professor of surgery, Sheryl led numerous initiatives focused on decreasing disparities for breast cancer. She was named a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar in 2007, established the inaugural breast surgical oncology fellowship in the School of Medicine that same year, and directed the highly successful Avon Comprehensive Breast Center at Grady, which has been consistently accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers since 2010. She was named the Principal Investigator on the AVON Foundation Emory Winship Cancer Institute Grant in 2009 until the program ended nationally in 2018.  
In 2009 she was appointed deputy director of Grady Health System's Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence, and in 2011 began serving as Surgeon-in-Chief and Chief of the Division of Emory Surgery at Grady. She was named the inaugural Ada Lee Correll Academic Chair in Surgery in July 2019.  During her tenure at Grady, Sheryl recruited over 20 faculty; oversaw the expansion of services in the areas of acute care surgery, burns, surgical oncology, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and plastics; and doubled the patient volume of the clinical breast program.
Sheryl completed medical school at Georgetown University, surgical residency at the Washington Hospital Center, and a fellowship at the University of Connecticut, Hartford Hospital. In 1996, she received her MBA from the University of Connecticut School of Business. She is currently a member of the Advisory Board for an Emory/Emeritus collaborative non-degree healthcare leadership program.

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Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a statewide nonprofit that leverages partnerships and innovation to attract more clinical trials, increase research, and promote education and early detection to improve cancer care for Georgians in rural, urban, and suburban communities across the state.