Stephen Edge, MD, FACS

Vice President, Healthcare Outcomes and Policy
Professor of Oncology
Department of Surgical Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Professor of Surgery
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo
Areas of Expertise: 
Breast Cancer
Special Interests: 
Diagnosis, staging and treatment of breast cancer
Health services research, including how cancer care is delivered
Mechanisms to evaluate and improve cancer care and outcomes


Stephen B. Edge, MD, FACS, is the Vice President of Healthcare Outcomes and Policy and a Professor of Oncology in the Departments of Surgical Oncology and Cancer Prevention and Control at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Edge also serves as a Professor of Surgery at the University at Buffalo.

Dr. Edge was raised in Chicago, IL. He attended medical school and trained in surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. After a fellowship in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute, he served as Assistant Professor of Surgery and Surgical Oncology at the University of Virginia. In 1992, he moved to RPCI where he served as Chief of the Breast Service, and Professor of Surgery and Oncology until 2013. 

In April 2016, following a three-year appointment as Cancer Center Director at Baptist Cancer Center in Memphis, TN, Dr. Edge returned to Roswell Park in his new role within the Departments of Surgical Oncology and Cancer Prevention and Control. 

Dr. Edge is active in breast cancer research, in techniques of surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy. He is also active in efforts to define and improve the quality of cancer care for breast and other types of cancer. His work involves research with large cancer registry programs and linking those registries to other sources of cancer treatment information.

Dr. Edge serves in a number of cancer organizations. He is the Chair of the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. He is the past Chair of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) and is the Editor-in-Chief of the 7th Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual published in the summer of 2009. He also is on the Board of Directors of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, as well as a member of the NCCN Breast Cancer Practice Guideline Panel.


Education and Training: 
MD - Case Western Reserve University Medical School, Cleveland, OH
BA - Tufts University, Medford, MA
University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
Board Certification: 
Surgery, American Board of Surgery