Thursday, August 7, 2008

Piedmont Fayette Hospital Welcomes Fellowship Trained Breast Surgeon

Piedmont Fayette Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Nicole L. Sroka, M.D., as the first fellowship trained breast surgeon on staff. Dr. Sroka is part of the Piedmont Breast Surgical Specialists.

Among Georgia women, breast cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death. According to data from the Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Registry, an estimated 5,600 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in 2005, and nearly 1,200 Georgia women were expected to die from this disease.

“Breast cancer affects numerous women in our community, and we are thrilled to have Dr. Sroka back as part of our Piedmont Fayette family,” said Darrell Cutts, president and CEO of Piedmont Fayette Hospital. “Having this specially trained breast surgeon at Piedmont Fayette will benefit women in Fayette County and the surrounding communities.”

Prior to joining Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Dr. Sroka completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York City. She rotated at PFH for five years prior to her fellowship as part of her residency training in Georgia, where she also practiced at Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Sroka grew up in Wisconsin, received a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis., and received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School.

“I am glad to be back at Piedmont Fayette after having the opportunity to receive invaluable experience in an academic medical center dedicated to cancer research, patient care, and education. The training at MSK prepares physicians for leadership roles in the care of cancer patients around the world.” said Dr. Sroka. “Piedmont Fayette has a great reputation for quality patient care, and I look forward to providing the most advanced care for women with breast cancer, while giving them the personalized care they deserve.”

Dr. Sroka is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Southeast Surgical Oncology and the American Medical Association. Last year she received the Gold Medal awarded for Outstanding Resident Submission from the Southeastern Surgical Society.

Recently married, Dr. Sroka resides in the Fayette community with her husband, Jason Maveragames, a native of the area.

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