Dr. Speed, tell us about your Physician background.
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Dr. April L. Speed is a Chicago native who was raised in Atlanta. After obtaining her Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology from Norfolk State University she returned to Atlanta to attend Morehouse School of Medicine where she obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree. After her matriculation, she remained at Morehouse to complete a general surgery residency.
Doctor Speed is Board Certified by the American College of Surgeons. She completed both her Internship and General surgery residency at Grady Memorial Hospital, one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in the Southeast. Upon completion of an intensive General Surgery residency she went on to receive the prestigious Susan G. Komen-sponsored Breast Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. This cancer center is top-ranked by US News and World Report. During this fellowship Dr. Speed was exposed to numerous advanced breast surgical oncology techniques such as oncoplastics (nipple and skin-sparing mastectomies) cutting-edge cancer research and publication opportunities. This Fellowship promoted comprehensive breast cancer treatment plans using a multidisciplinary model. This model is a patient-centered approach to breast cancer management involving integrating primary care, medical oncology, radiation oncology, plastic surgery and pathology expertise to formulate the best possible plan for each unique patient. One patient, One place, One plan! While at MD Anderson, Dr. Speed further developed proficiency in promoting breast cancer awareness through community outreach, advocacy, prevention and education through the Susan G. Komen component of her Fellowship. Dr. Speed believes in providing breast care with Dignity and Detail.
As a breast expert, she provides 100% breast services to women, men and adolescents. Dr. Speed is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). She was recognized by her peers and was awarded the ASCO National Diversity In Oncology Award in 2009. Dr. Speed serves on several Boards, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta Affiliate, and the Georgia Perimeter College. She's a highly sought-after speaker, author, consultant and lecturer on breast cancer and breast health.
Dr. Speed has recently embarked upon an exciting venture of private practice and welcome all of her previous patients and new patients alike to continue to be a part of this amazing journey of transformation from your Breast Health to your Best HealthSM. Let's treat it, beat it, move on!