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Cletus Arciero, MD

Cletus A. Arciero, MD

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

Program Director, Breast Oncology Fellowship, Department of Surgery, Emory

Associate Director for Surgery, Glenn Family Breast Center, Winship Cancer Institute

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers Representative, Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Colonel (retired), United States Army



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Dr. Arciero received his MD from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, in 1998. His postgraduate training included a general surgery residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, a research fellowship at Windber Research Institute, and a surgical oncology fellowship at the Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Dr. Arciero recently retired as a Colonel from the United States Army, having served for 25 years. Among the numerous medals he received was the Legion of Merit for a career marked by exemplary service. His positions in the field included chief of surgery of both the 31st and the 256th Combat Support Hospitals in Iraq, and chief of surgery of the 452nd Combat Support Hospital in Kuwait in support of combat operations in Afghanistan.

He has served as chief of surgical oncology, chief of general surgery, and program director of the general surgery residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, GA. He was also the center's Cancer Liaison Physician of the American Cancer Society Commission on Cancer from 2006-2015.

At Emory, Dr. Arciero's primary clinical locations are Emory University Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital, where he focuses on breast surgery. In 2016, Dr. Arciero established a dedicated multidisciplinary breast conference at Emory Johns Creek. He also serves as the program director of the Emory Breast Oncology Fellowship.



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