Faculty Profile

Toncred Styblo, MD

Toncred M. Styblo, MD

Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Chair, Emory Integrated Cancer Network, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Co-Director, High Risk Assessment Clinic, Winship Cancer Institute

Telephone: 404.778.5372

E-mail: tstyblo@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 1988


Dr. Styblo has been at Emory since 1988, and her dedication and passion for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer has grown her clinical practice to over 1,000 patients a year. Her clinical accomplishments include establishing and co-directing the High Risk Assessment Breast Clinic, which initiated risk evaluation for patients during their screening mammogram and subsequent referral to the program if deemed prudent.

For over three decades, she has been active both locally and nationally in clinical and translational research. Of particular note are her research collaborations with the late John Bostwick, MD, in skin-sparing mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction, with Emory radiologist Naomi Alazraki, MD, in clinical trials to establish sentinel lymph node biopsy as a standard of care for axillary staging, and with Emory plastic and reconstructive surgeon Albert Losken, MD, in the use of oncoplastic reduction to improve the outcome of patients having breast conserving therapy.

In 2015, Dr. Styblo was appointed the first chair of the Emory Integrated Cancer Program (INCP), which coordinated patient-centered cancer care at Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. As chair, Dr. Styblo led the effort that resulted in the INCP being awarded consecutive three-year accreditations in 2016 and 2019 by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.


View Dr. Styblo's publications in PubMed.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • Emory John's Creek Hospital

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic


  • MD, St. Louis University School of Medicine, Class of 1980

  • General Surgery Residency, St. Louis University Hospitals, 1981-1985

  • Clinical and Research Fellowships in Surgical Oncology, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 1985-1987

Honors and Awards

  • American Cancer Society, Clinical Fellow, 1987-1988

  • Winship Cancer Center Elkin Professor, 1988-1989

  • American Cancer Society, Volunteer Leadership Award, 1992

  • Top Doctors in Atlanta, Atlanta Magazine, 1995

  • Best Doctors in America, 1996-present

  • America's Top Surgeons, 1996-present

  • Associate Examiner, American Board of Surgery, 2002, 2007

  • Patient's Choice Physician, 2009-present

  • Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Award, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, 2008, 2009, 2010

  • Junior Resident Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, 2012

  • Unsung Heroine Award, Center for Women at Emory, 2021

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

  • American Society of Breast Surgeons

  • Society of Surgical Oncology, Fellow

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

  • Association of Academic Surgery

  • Southeastern Surgical Association

  • Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons

  • Georgia Surgical Society

  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society

  • Association of Women Surgeons

Clinical Interests

  • Breast cancer/tumors treatment and reconstruction

  • Sentinel node bx-breast

Research Interests

  • Translational research in breast cancer and disease

  • Protein expression as a target for breast cancer treatment

  • Evaluation of non-invasive molecular imaging in the staging, diagnosis and management of breast disease