Faculty Profile

Toncred Styblo, MD

Toncred M. Styblo, MD

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

Chair, Winship Cancer Institute and Emory Healthcare Integrated Cancer Network

Surgical Director, Emory University/Winship Cancer Institute Breast Center

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 joined the faculty of the Emory Department of Surgery in 1988 and has been a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery since 1986. She is the Georgia State Representative for the Association of Women Surgeons, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of numerous medical societies including the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Styblo is the physician liaison of the American College of Surgeons Cancer Program at Emory University Hospital and a member of the Breast Committee of both NRG and ECOG-ACRIN national oncology cooperative groups.

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

In 2014, Dr. Styblo was appointed chair of the Winship and Emory Healthcare Integrated Cancer Network, which linked cancer treatment providers and staff at Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. During the next year, she concentrated on achieving the required qualifications to be recognized by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACS CoC) as an official integrated network cancer program. These included insuring that each facility met performance expectations for quality measures, registry operations were standardized with a uniform data repository, service locations and practitioners were coordinated, and a unified referral system for cancer-related clinical trials was in place. In 2016, the ACS CoC granted the network full accreditation.


View Dr. Styblo's publications in PubMed.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • The Emory Clinic

  • Grady Memorial Hospital


  • 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, 1996-2011

  • America's Top Surgeons, 1996-2011

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

  • Patient's Choice Physician, 2009

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

  • Most Compassionate Doctor, 2012

  • Junior Resident Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, 2012

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

  • Society of Surgical Oncology, Fellow

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

  • Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons Cancer Liaison Physician

  • Association of Academic Surgery

  • Southeastern Surgical Association

  • National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP): Breast Committee

  • Georgia Surgical Society

  • Hanlon-Willman Surgical Society

  • Hyperbaric and Undersea Medical Society

  • Association of Women Surgeons: Georgia State Representative

  • Atlanta Women's Medical Alliance

  • Atlanta Surgical Society

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 marker for risk of breast cancer in ductal lavage fluid

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