About Michele Gadd, MD

Michele A. Gadd, M.D. 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.

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Mass General Cancer Center
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-5130
Phone: 877-726-5130

Mass General Cancer Center in Waltham
52 Second Ave.
Suite 1110
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-487-6100

Mass General Surgery: Surgical Oncology
55 Fruit St.
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-4000

Medical Education

  • MD, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Residency, San Diego Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Fellowship, San Diego Medical Center

American Board Certifications

  • General Surgery, American Board of Surgery

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Research 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 patient care decision making
  • Research in quality improvement for breast cancer care


  • Select Publications:

    • An 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.

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