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

Telephone: 404.778.3805

Email: preeti.subhedar@emory.edu

Certification American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2015


Dr. Subhedar received her MD from Marshall University in 2009. She completed her general surgery residency at Emory in 2014 and a breast fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2015. Her primary clinical activity is providing breast cancer treatment at the AVON Comprehensive Breast Center at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Subhedar's research interests include investigating healthcare disparities in breast cancer treatment and developing treatment methods tailored to breast cancer molecular subtypes. In 2017, she received a mission grant from the V Foundation for Cancer Research to assist her in identifying the specific barriers and motivators that affect minority involvement in breast cancer clinical trials. She was also named the Emory principal investigator for the Alliance 11202 multi-institutional study sponsored by the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. This Grady-based trial is comparing the benefit of axillary dissection vs axillary radiation in node positive patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

In 2018, Dr. Subhedar and Dr. Mylin Torres, radiation oncologist and director of the Glenn Family Breast Center of Winship Cancer Institute, received a two-year research award from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and Pfizer Global Medical Grants. The award will fund their work with Winship's multidisciplinary breast team and the Emory IT department to develop and initiate stage and 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. Over the span of the grant, Dr. Subhedar and Dr. Torres hope to increase both patient and provider compliance with treatment, in an effort to reduce this major disparity.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic


  • 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

  • Developing methods of tailoring treatment based on breast cancer molecular subtypes

  • Health literacy and improvements in access to treatment