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Stephanie Downs-Canner, MD

Assistant Professor


Breast cancer and breast surgical oncology, lumpectomy; oncoplastic breast surgery; skin and nipple sparing mastectomy; sentinel lymph node biopsy and mapping; axillary lymph node dissection; locally advanced breast cancer; inflammatory breast cancer; high risk patients; BRCA mutation carriers; breast cancer in young women; male breast cancer, benign breast conditions


Tumor immunology, immune response to cancer, triple negative breast cancer, checkpoint inhibitors in breast cancer,  elderly breast cancer patients


  • Fellowship: Breast Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY  2017-2018
  • Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA  2010-2017
  • MD: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA  2006-2010


General Surgery – Board certified, 2018


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  • Phone Numbers

    (919) 966-5221 (Office Phone)

  • (919) 966-8806 (Fax)

  • Address

    Division of Surgical Oncology, CB #7213

    UNC Department of Surgery

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7213