Expertise and rankings

Each year on average, more than 1,000 people undergo breast cancer surgery at Mayo Clinic. This high-volume clinical practice fosters expertise among our surgeons and care teams.

Internationally recognized expertise

Mayo breast and melanoma surgeons are internationally recognized for their high-volume performance of complex procedures with excellent clinical outcomes.

Your Mayo Clinic physicians are established national leaders, widely recognized in their fields.

Outside organizations recognize Mayo Clinic breast cancer and melanoma surgeons through accreditations, grants and rankings:

  • Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center meets the strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Mayo Clinic is one of a select group of medical centers in the United States to be recognized as a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) for breast cancer research, funded by the National Cancer Institute. To earn a highly competitive SPORE grant, institutions must demonstrate a high degree of collaboration between first-rate scientists and clinicians and show excellence in translational research projects.

We train surgeons: Top-ranked education program

  • The Surgery Residency program at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota is ranked among the top performing programs by U.S. News & World Report and Doximity.
  • Breast and melanoma surgeons serve within the medical school program, educating and training surgeons in the latest surgical approaches to care.
  • Mayo Clinic's Dedicated Breast Surgery Fellowship trains two breast surgical fellows each year.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's quality rankings.

Translational research expertise

Breast and melanoma surgeons collaborate with scientists in Mayo Clinic's research facilities to develop new solutions for patients, rapidly leveraging research insights into surgical practice. People who come to Mayo Clinic are frequently among the first to benefit from innovative therapies, new techniques and technology, and clinical research trials. Our team is engaged in research trials for women with invasive cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), and also women at increased risk for future breast cancer who have atypical hyperplasia or lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS).

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is ranked as the top hospital in Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, is ranked as the top hospital in Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, is ranked the top hospital in Florida.