Dr. Gutnik is currently an Assistant Professor at the UAB Division of Breast and Endocrine Surgery. She also supports the General Surgery Residency Program as assistant program director for global surgery. She completed her Breast Surgical Oncology fellowship at Duke University School of Medicine. Her longstanding research passion has revolved around the impact of breast cancer screening and early detection in low-resource settings.
She was previously a Fulbright and Fogarty Fellow in Lilongwe, Malawi where she established and evaluated the efficacy of Malawi’s first breast cancer screening initiative by activating laywomen to become trained breast health workers. In addition, she serves in an advisory role for three international NGOs: (i) Know Your Lemons, which focuses on education and awareness materials; (ii) Discovering Hands, which focuses on training blind women to become clinical breast examiners; and (iii) Swasti, which provides impoverished people in India with primary care and cancer screening services. Moreover, she is currently collaborating on breast cancer projects in Tanzania, Malawi, and Nigeria.
Interest/specialization: Breast Cancer, Global surgery & oncology