Multidisciplinary Breast Fellowship Program

Program Director: Jessica M. Bensenhaver, M.D., MS, FACS

The mission of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute Multidisciplinary Breast Fellowship Program is to provide a leading-edge educational experience for the dedicated breast specialists of tomorrow in an environment that is a destination for precision medicine, clinical trials, research and enhanced support services for cancer patients.

Our team is comprised of a network of specialized individuals working together in a wide range of clinical and research departments to provide comprehensive and personalized care across the continuum of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care.

We use a multidisciplinary approach to ensure that our fellows participate in, and oversee, the care of patients with both benign and malignant diseases of the breast.

Our Fellowship Program provides highly specialized training in all aspects of Breast Oncology, including:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation oncology
  • Medical oncology
  • Pathology
  • Genetics
  • Breast imaging
  • GYN fertility preservation 
  • Plastic/reconstruction surgery

Clinical Rotations

The breast fellow will be integrated into our clinic/conference program routine. The fellow will have calendar hospital-based multidisciplinary programs to attend to ensure that the fellow’s activities include surgical experiences, clinic participation, and their multidisciplinary dedicated clinic rotations.

Clinical rotations will be scheduled at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.

Community Outreach

Our Breast Oncology Program also infuses our strong partnership with community-based and advocacy organizations, such as the Sisters Network Inc. (a national organization of African American breast cancer patients) and the American Cancer Society (which is actively integrated with our multidisciplinary clinic/conference program via Reach for Recovery volunteers).

Additionally, we have a robust relationships with several churches and Ethnic-based community organizations. The Henry Ford Breast Fellow will be involved with activities hosted by these organizations.

Meetings and Conferences

  • Multi-Disciplinary Breast Clinic and Conference
  • Grand Rounds
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference
  • Breast Journal Club
  • Annual Henry Ford Breast Cancer Symposium
  • SSO Annual Conference
  • ASBrS Annual Conference

Research and Clinical Trials

Our program is very active in multiple clinical trials groups, including ALLIANCE, NRG, SWOG and more. All breast cancer patients are screened for eligibility criteria and offered participation if they are interested.

We also provide our fellows with four weeks of dedicated research time. Our expectation is that our fellows will submit at least two abstracts to national conferences and publish at least one manuscript while working with our program.

Application Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Successfully completed an accredited general surgery residency program in the United States
  • Be board certified or eligible for board certification in Surgery
  • Be eligible for Michigan medical licensure

To apply: All applications must be established through the SSO Match Program. Please visit their website for requested criteria.

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