Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH

Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH

Surgical Oncologist

4.8 out of 5  (211 ratings, 35 reviews)
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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

Throughout my career, one fundamental principle has guided my approach to patient care. For each patient, I strive to provide the kind of care that I would want for my own family and bring my best expertise, judgment and empathy to guide patients to restore and maintain long-term health. I know that the work that I do isn’t just for the patients who I directly care for, but it affects the whole family. Being a mother and a wife helps bring that perspective to the work I do. I never lose sight of how important it is to treat the whole family and to recognize the effects of disease on it. I believe that Duke offers patients the best and most advanced care that they can get anywhere in the world. I’ve been touched by cancer in my life. Just being on the receiving end of healthcare makes you very sensitive about the things required for the patient to feel like they are getting the best possible care.

School of Medicine Department
LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, French, Korean
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of California–Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
RESIDENCY
General Surgery, Kaiser Permanente–Los Angeles (California)
General Surgery, Cornell University New York Hospital
FELLOWSHIP
Breast Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York)
Surgical Oncology, Singapore General Hospital
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests involve: • Breast Diseases and Breast Cancer • BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations • Mastectomy • Breast Cancer Genomics • Estrogen Receptors • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy • Quality of Life and outcomes with breast cancer treatment • Cancer Prognosis • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) • Breast Reconstruction • Breast Cancer Predictive Markers • Breast Cancer Cooperative Group Studies

PUBLICATIONS
View Shelley Hwang's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.8 out of 5 (211 ratings, 35 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.