Monica Rizzo, MD

Emory Clinic

Associate Professor of Surgery

Emory Healthcare Network Physician
Surgical Oncology
Surgery (Board certified since 2005)
Areas of Clinical Interest:
breast cancer/tumors
sentinel node bx-breast
sentinel node bx-melanoma
skin cancer
skin cancer surgery
Office(s) Locations:
Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree St NE 9th floor
Atlanta, GA 30308
404 686-8143

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Suite G89
Atlanta, GA 30342
404 778-8377
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About Dr. Rizzo

Dr. Rizzo earned her medical degree from the Turin University School of Medicine in Turin, Italy. She then went on to do a thoracic surgery residency at the Turin University School of Medicine, followed by a research fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine. She then started her General Surgery Residency at Washington University in St Louis and completed her General surgery residency at the University of Missouri Columbia. She also completed a clinical Surgical Oncology fellowship at Emory University.

Year Started Practicing: 2005
Year Started Practicing at Emory: 2005
Organizational Memberships:
American College of Surgeons: Fellow; Commission on Cancer Liaison Physician, Emory University Hospital Midtown
American Women Association
Society of Surgical Oncology, Disparities Committee
Georgia Surgical Society
Major or Recent Publications:

Characteristics and treatment modalities for African American women diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer. Cancer 2009, 115(13): 3009-15.

National surgical patterns of care for primary surgery and axillary staging of phylloides tumor. Breast J 2009, 15(1): 41-4.

Management of Breast Abscesses in Non-Lactating Women. Am Surg 2010, 76(3):292-5.

The effects of additional tumor cavity sampling at the time of breast conserving surgery on final margin status, volume of resection, and Pathologist workload. Ann Surg Oncol 2010, 17 (1):228-34.

Improving on National Quality Indicators of Breast Cancer Care in a large public hospital as a means to decrease disparities for African American (AA) women. Ann Surg Oncol 2011, 18(1):34-9.

Medical School
Turin University School of Medicine, Turin, Italy 1993

Washington University, Saint Louis, MO 2000
University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO 2003

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 2005
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA