Cancer Genetics & Breast Health Advanced Training Program

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, Chair, Department of ObGyn

Program Overview

This one-year unique advanced training program is 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, and breast health.

  • 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 advance 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.

Application Information

  • Completion of a residency program accredited by ACGME

  • Completion of all three USMLE exams

Due to Department of Labor prevailing wage regulations, we are unable to consider applicants that possess any type of visa.
The Cancer Genetics & Breast Health Training Program is not currently accepting applications. Thank you for your interest.


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. More information about trainee salary, benefits, and employment eligibility are available on the University of Michigan House Officers Association website.

Program Leadership

Dee E. Fenner, M.D.

Department Chair

Jacqueline Jeruss, M.D.

Program Co-Director
Sofia Merajver, MD, PhD

Sofia Merajver M.D., Ph.D.

Program Co-Director

Maeve Sullivan

Program Manager
L4000 University Hospital South
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5276
(734) 764-7261

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