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Michele Annette Gadd, MD

  • Phone: 617-724-4800
Surgical Oncology
Department of Surgery


  • Cancer Center
  • Breast Evaluation
  • Breast Cancer
Clinical Interests
Breast cancer
Breast cancer treatment
Benign breast evaluation
Benign breast problems
Nipple sparing mastectomy
Cosmetically designed incisions for surgical biopsies
High-risk patients
Genetic suseptibility to breast cancer
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Waltham: Mass General West
Medical Education
MD, Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine
Residency, San Diego Medical Center
Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Fellowship, San Diego Medical Center
Board Certifications
Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Michele A. Gadd, M.D. is a is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Visiting Surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gadd received her undergraduate training at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, and her Medical Degree from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Gadd completed a surgical residency at the University of California - San Diego, and then a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Dr. Gadd's research activities have focused on reducing the extent of axillary surgery required to treat breast cancer, on improving the cosmetic results of treatment and on quality improvement in breast cancer care.

Dr. Gadd works in a multidisciplinary breast cancer setting, teaches at the medical school and participates in breast cancer related clinical research activities.

ResearchResearch and Teaching

  • Teach surgical residents and fellows how to perform breast procedures and evaluate patients with breast cancer and benign breast problems
  • Research in sentinel node biopsy
  • Research in pateint care decision making
  • Research in quality improvement for breast cancer care

PublicationsAn inferolateral approach to nipple-sparing mastectomy: optimizing mastectomy and reconstruction. Colwell AS, Gadd M, Smith BL, Austen WG Jr. Ann Plast Surg. 2010; 65(2):140-3.

Diminishing morbidity with the increased use of sentinel node biopsy in breast carcinoma. Bafford A, Gadd M, Lipsitz S, Golshan M.Am J Surgery 2010; 200(3):374-7.

The association between biological subtype and isolated regional nodal failure after breast- conserving therapy. Wo JY, Taghian AG, Nguyen PL, Raad RA, Sreedhara M, Bellon JR, Wong JS, Gadd MA, Smith BL, Harris JR. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010; 77 (1):188-96.

Diagnosis of breast cancer in women age 40 and younger: delays in diagnosis result from under use of genetic testing and breast imaging. Samphao S, Wheeler AL, Rafferty E, Michaelson JS, Specht MC, Gadd MA, Hughes KS, Smith BL. Am J Surgery 2009; 198(4): 538-43.

Sentinel lymph node biopsy for staging early breast cancer:minimizing the trade-off by maximizing the accuracy. Gadd M. Annals Oncology 2009; 20 (6):973-5.

Innovations in Breast Cancer Treatment

As part of the multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer treatment, Mass General Cancer Center patients receive care from an integrated team of pathologists, radiologists, and medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists.

Center for Breast Cancer
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-4800

Mass General West
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451

Phone: 781-487-6100
Fax: 781-487-6201