Faculty Profile

Preeti D. Subhedar, MD

Preeti D. Subhedar, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Associate Director, Glenn Family Breast Center, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University SOM

Associate Director, AVON Comprehensive Breast Center, Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University SOM

Telephone: 404.778.3805

Email: preeti.subhedar@emory.edu

Certification American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2015

Biography

Dr. Subhedar's clinical specialty is breast cancer treatment, and she is the associate director of both the Glenn Family Breast Center of Winship Cancer Institute and the AVON Comprehensive Breast Center at Grady Memorial Hospital.

She received her MD from Marshall University in 2009, completed her general surgery residency at Emory in 2014, and concluded a breast fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2015.

Dr. Subhedar's research interests include investigating healthcare disparities in breast cancer treatment, improving health literacy and access to treatment, and evaluating pathologic responses and survival in African American patients with triple negative breast cancer.

Dr. Subhedar's recent research includes an investigation of the specific barriers and motivators that affect minority involvement in breast cancer clinical trials, funded by the V Foundation for Cancer Research. She is also working to develop and initiate treatment-specific breast cancer algorithms across all Winship and Grady Memorial Hospital cancer sites for African American women in Atlanta, who display the most pronounced racial disparities for outcomes in breast cancer compared with the top 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. The final aim of this National Comprehensive Cancer Network and Pfizer-funded project is to increase both patient and provider compliance with treatment.

In January 2019, Dr. Subhedar was included in Winship Cancer Institute's recognition of those Winship-affiliated physicians who had enrolled the most patients into interventional cancer clinical trials during the prior three months.

Affiliations

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic

Education

  • MD, Marshall University, 2009

  • General Surgery Internship and Residency, Emory University School of Medicine, 2009-2014

  • Breast Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2014-2015

Honors and Awards

  • Inspiring Women Award, WNBA's Atlanta Dream, 2018

  • Chief Resident Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 2014

  • Gold Medal Award, Southeastern Surgical Congress, 2011

Current Organizational Memberships

  • Society of Surgical Oncology

  • American Society of Breast Surgeons

Clinical Interests

  • Breast cancer/tumors

Research Interests

  • Investigating healthcare disparities in breast cancer treatment

  • Health literacy and improvements in access to treatment

  • Evaluating pathologic responses and survival in African American patients with triple negative breast cancer