U.S. Medical Advisory Board

Armando E. Giuliano, MD, FACS, FRCSEd

Armando E. Giuliano, M.D., is Executive Vice Chair of Surgery, Chief of Surgical Oncology, Professor of Surgery, and the Linda and Jim Lippman Chair in Surgical Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and he has been a clinician-researcher his entire career. He has served as chairman of the Breast Organ Site Committee of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Breast Research Committee and was author and principal investigator for the sentinel node Z0010 and Z0011 studies which significantly changed the standard of care for patients with early breast cancer. He was the first to successfully perform a sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer and has been a pioneer in the field. The main focus of his clinical research continues to be management of early breast cancer and quality of life of breast cancer patients.

Currently Dr. Giuliano is President of the Society of Surgical Oncology and also serves on the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors. He is very active in teaching fellows and residents and has earned numerous teaching awards. In 2011, he was one of only three physicians to be awarded Castle Connolly’s national Clinical Excellence Award. He also received the Glenn-Robbins Award from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction in Clinical Research. Dr. Giuliano is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and has been a visiting professor in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He is the author of more than 500 scientific articles and book chapters and has edited a textbook. His work on lymph node metastasis has changed the management of breast cancer worldwide.