Breast & Melanoma Surgery Division


UVA Breast and Melanoma Surgery Division physicians

The Department of Surgery’s programs in breast cancer and melanoma offer world-class treatment for patients throughout the state of Virginia. Our surgeons specialize specifically in breast cancer and melanoma, and provide patients with the knowledge and resources to navigate all stages from diagnosis to recovery.

The comprehensive array of surgical procedures we perform for breast cancer includes breast-conserving surgery, axillary surgery, sentinel lymph node biopsy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, and intraoperative radiation therapy. The procedures we perform for melanoma include excisions, sentinel node biopsy, axillary, inguinal, pelvic surgery, and complex soft tissue resections, with skin grafting if needed. We also collaborate closely with colleagues in other surgical specialties to manage selected sites of disease. Our teams identify and perform the most effective treatments in our state-of-the-art facilities.

Clinical Programs

UVA Breast and Melanoma Surgery Division care provider comforts a patient

Education and Training

CME Meeting

Our annual meeting features didactic sessions, discussions, and interactive case presentations. The intent of the course is to provide clinicians with practical information related to breast imaging and breast care and will include the latest information on new screening methods and treatment of breast cancer.


Research in Breast Cancer and Melanoma

Our commitment to improving patient care includes finding better ways to treat patients with breast cancer and melanoma.  For this reason, clinical and laboratory based research is central to what we do.

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Patient Testimonials

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“A note seems inadequate to express my gratitude for your help at this narrow point in my life. Of course your skill and expertise are remarkable but your kindness, humor and respect was outstanding and made the path smoother. You’re a rock star in our book!”


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“I am so glad that the IORT study led me to you so that you could be my most excellent surgeon. I am fortunate to have your skill and wisdom applied to my care.”


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“Thank you and your amazing staff for the care you have given me. You are an amazing person and a fabulous surgeon.  I knew it the moment we met.  Thank you for saving my life.”


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“Thank you so much for making my cancer experience a good one. You were so patient and thoughtful in answering our questions and we had complete confidence in your surgical ability. Your staff is incredible as well.”


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