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Sheryl Gabram

Sheryl G.A. Gabram, MD FACS MBA

Emory Chief of Surgery, Grady

Dr. Sheryl Gabram is currently Emory’s Surgeon-in-Chief for Grady Health System and the Director of the AVON Comprehensive Breast Center at Grady (AFCBC). She 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 M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut School of Business.
Her current research focuses on decreasing disparities of breast cancer care through a community education outreach program and providing access to high quality care for breast cancer patients in the Grady Health System. In 2010, she received the Atlanta Health Care Hero’s Community Outreach award for improving the care of breast cancer patients at Grady. To date she has over 100 peer reviewed journal publications.
Dr. Gabram is a passionate, program building surgical leader who has improved the lives of breast cancer patients at Grady, especially for those who would ordinarily not have access to high quality multi-specialty care. She has applied this collaborative team approach, that includes key stakeholders from Emory, Morehouse and Grady, to other surgical disciplines in order to achieve the“One Grady” clinical paradigm.


  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Surgery


  • Hartford Hospital


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Georgetown University
  • Internship: Washington Hospital Center
  • Residency: Washington Hospital Center

Honors & Awards

Named by the patient resource guide, Castle Connolly, as one of America’s Top Doctors and American’s Top Cancer Doctors

Arthur G. Michel, MD Award for Excellence in Breast Care from the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization

Trailblazer award at the 2018 annual Grady White Coat Gala


Collin LJ, Jiang R, Ward KC, Gogineni K, Subhedar PD, Sherman M, Gaudet MM, Radecki Breitkopf C, D’Angela O, Gabram-Mendola S, Siegel J, Aneja R, Gaglioti A, McCullough LE: Racial Disparities in breast cancer outcomes in the metropolitan Atlanta area: new insights and approaches for health equity. JNCI 2019

Wernke K, Bellcross, Gabram SGA, Ali N, Stanislaw C: Implementing B-RST in an Academic Safety Net Hospital to Identify Women at High Risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer. Clinical Breast Cancer 2019.

Binkley JM, Stratford P, Kirkpatrick S, Farley C, Okoli J, Gabram-Mendola SG: The Reliability Validity and Clinical Utility of the Upper Extremity Functional Index in Patients Following Breast Cancer Surgery. Clinical Breast Cancer 2018 Dec;18(6):e1261-e1267 PMID: 29551249

Nair N, Bellcross C, Haddad L, Martin M, Matthews R, Gabram-Mendola S, Meaney-Delman D: Georgia Primary Care Providers’ Knowledge of Hereditary a Breast and Ovarian Cancer. J Cancer Educ 2017 Mar;32(1):119-124. PMID 26637472.

Paris N, Gabram-Mendola S, Kerber AS, O’Connor J, Crane BE, Martin MM, Traxler LB, Matthews R, Parter C. Webster R, Schmitt E, Meaney-Delman D, Nair N, Green V, Bellcross CA: Population Based Risk Assessment for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Among Minority and Underserved Women. J Comm Supportive Oncol 2016;14(6): 261-267.

Lai L, Binkley J, Jones V, Kirkpatrick S, Furbish C, Stratford P, Thompson W, Sidhu A, Farley C, Okoli J, Beech D, Gabram S: Implementing the Prospective Surveillance Model (PSM) of Rehabilitation for Breast Cancer Patients with 1-Year Post-Operative Follow Up, A Prospective Observational Study. Ann Surg Onc epub June 22, 2016. PMID: 27334210