Armando E. Giuliano, MD, FACS, FRCSEd
Executive Vice Chair of Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Associate Director, Surgical Oncology, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Co-Director, Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center - A Project of Women's Guild
Armando E. Giuliano, MD, is Executive Vice Chair of Surgery for Surgical Oncology, Co-director of the Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center -A Project of Women's Guild and Associate Director for Surgical Oncology at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute.
Dr. Giuliano comes to Cedars-Sinai from the John Wayne Cancer Institute at the Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, where he served as Chief of Science and Medicine and directed the Margie Petersen Breast Center.
Dr. Giuliano's most recent research on breast cancer treatment, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that the practice of surgically removing additional lymph nodes in certain breast cancer patients who had cancer cells in one or two sentinel lymph nodes, did not improve survival rates.
In addition to serving as Chairman of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Breast Organ Site Research Committee, Dr. Giuliano served as Chairman of the Breast Fellowship Program Directors Committee for the Society of Surgical Oncology. Currently, he is President of the International Sentinel Node Society.
Dr. Giuliano has earned numerous teaching awards as well as the Hadassah Medical Organization Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Oncology, the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh ad hominem, the National Summit on Breast Cancer Outstanding Medical Advances in Breast Cancer Award and the Umberto Veronesi Award for international recognition of contributions to the field of breast cancer and the introduction of sentinel node biopsy for the treatment of breast cancer. In 2011, he received the national clinical Excellence Award from Castle Connolly.
After graduating from Fordham Univesity, Dr. Giuliano earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago. He trained in surgery at the University of California, San Francisco and surgical oncology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Giuliano has served on the editorial boards of prestigious peer-reviewed journals, including the Annals of Surgical Oncology, Journal of the American College of Surgeons and Breast Cancer Online. A prolific researcher, he is the author of more than 400 scientific papers and has written book chapters and a textbook.