Stephanie Downs-Canner, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
UNC Health Provider
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Specialties
Cancer, Surgical Oncology
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 8:30 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program
101 Manning Drive
Ground Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Cancer
  • Surgical Oncology

Subspecialties

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Surgical Oncology

Provider Details

Type: Clinician, Researcher
Gender: Female

About Stephanie Downs-Canner, MD

I am a breast surgical oncologist who specializes in the care of women with breast diseases. My goal is to provide compassionate, cutting edge care to women with breast cancer, benign breast diseases, and high-risk women. I perform all types of surgery for breast cancer including lumpectomy, mastectomy, nipple-sparing mastectomy, and axillary lymph node procedures. I work closely with my colleagues in medical oncology and radiation oncology...
I am a breast surgical oncologist who specializes in the care of women with breast diseases. My goal is to provide compassionate, cutting edge care to women with breast cancer, benign breast diseases, and high-risk women. I perform all types of surgery for breast cancer including lumpectomy, mastectomy, nipple-sparing mastectomy, and axillary lymph node procedures. I work closely with my colleagues in medical oncology and radiation oncology to provide multi-disciplinary care to women with breast cancer. In addition to my clinical practice, I am committed to helping find better treatments for breast cancer through my research at Lineberger Cancer Center.

Medical School

  • University of Pittsburgh, 2006 - 2010
  • Honors: Cum laude, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Residency

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2010 - 2017
  • Area: General Surgery
  • Honors: Administrative Chief Resident, Gold Humanism Honor Society

Fellowship

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2017 - 2018
  • Area: Breast Surgical Oncology

Research Fellowship

  • University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, 2013 - 2015
  • Area: Tumor Immunology

Certifications

  • Surgery, Board Certified, 2018
Breast cancer and breast surgical oncology including lumpectomy, oncoplastic breast surgery, skin-sparing mastectomy and nipple-sparing mastectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy and mapping, axillary lymph node dissection, locally advanced breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer, breast sarcoma, phyllodes tumor, metaplastic breast cancer, angiosarcoma of the breast, high risk patients, breast cancer gene (BRCA) mutation carriers, breast cancer in young women, male breast cancer, chemoprevention, breast surgery, benign breast conditions
Tumor immunology, immune response to cancer, triple negative breast cancer, checkpoint inhibitors in breast cancer, elderly breast cancer patients

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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