The Surgical Oncology Service, in the Department of Surgery, offers a two-year surgical oncology fellowship to fully trained general surgeons who desire advanced training.

The Surgical Oncology Service is composed of eight full time faculty members and is a key component of the Wake Forest University National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Annually, over 1,500 major operative procedures are performed and approximately 7,500 outpatient visits are seen in the surgical oncology clinics.

Surgical Oncology Fellowship

A National Leader in Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
Edward A. Levine, MD, professor, surgery, and chief, surgical oncology service, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, discusses clinical and research expertise in Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC).

Fellowship Highlights and Understanding of Basic Principles

  • Oncology
  • Surgical pathology
  • Medical oncology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Appreciation for research and academic endeavors

The clinical experience is diverse, extensive, and includes all aspects of cancer surgery. In addition to the faculty, the fellowship is supported by a dedicated Surgical Oncology service with general surgery residents of all levels, supported by advanced practitioners, nurses and research staff.


Breast Care Center

Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Adrenal / Thyroid / Parathyroid Surgery

Treatment of Malignant Melanoma

Endocrine neoplasms

Sarcoma resections

Gastrointestinal malignancies

Learn more about the Surgical Oncology fellowship program subspecialties