Dr. Ryland J. Gore is a board certified, fellowship-trained surgeon specializing in breast surgical oncology. She has devoted her life and practice to women’s health and caring for women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Gore prides herself on delivering compassionate care that is rooted in educating women and always promoting women’s empowerment despite a devastating diagnosis.
Dr. Gore was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Fueled by her passion for women’s health and a desire to make sure that she could one day address determinants of health on a community level, Dr. Gore then attended The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services and graduated on the Dean’s List.
Dr. Gore knew since the age of 11 that she wanted to be a physician and realized her dream when she was accepted into Morehouse School of Medicine. After graduating medical school in 2011, Dr. Gore began her general surgery residency in Chicago, Illinois in the integrated program at Rush University Medical Center and John H. Stroger Cook County Hospital. That experience served as an opportunity for Dr. Gore to not only become a sharp and well-trained surgeon, but to also develop and refine her surgical interests, which include management of surgical diseases, as well as educating others and speaking prolifically about disparities in surgical care and education.
Wanting to continue her education after completing residency, Dr. Gore moved to Brooklyn, New York where she completed her breast surgical oncology fellowship training at Maimonides Medical Center. During this time, she was specially trained in how to treat breast cancer and other breast diseases from a multidisciplinary perspective. Upon finishing fellowship, Dr. Gore moved back home to Atlanta, Georgia to begin her career caring for the very community that helped raise her. She is currently an attending breast surgeon with Northside Hospital Health System.
In addition to her professional responsibilities, Dr. Gore is a newly-elected board member for Every Woman Works, Inc., an Atlanta-based non-profit organization whose mission is to empower women and help them transition into independence and stability from common setbacks, such as substance dependency, the penal system, homelessness, and domestic violence. Dr. Gore was also recently named chairwoman of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign, a fundraiser and walk specifically for breast cancer patients and survivors, with 100% of proceeds dedicated to helping them on their journey.
Affectionately called “Dr. G” by her patients and staff, Dr. Gore is passionate about making sure that all women are wholly educated and empowered to make health decisions that will work best for them, from breast health choices to self-care.
Dr. Gore is a highly sought after speaker, consultant and lecturer on breast cancer and breast health, as well as women’s empowerment topics. She is known to say that her mission is to make health information relatable and accessible, taking hard to understand topics away from the ivory tower and breaking it down for the everyday woman to understand. She takes this same passion into the operating room, helping to fight breast cancer evicting one tumor at a time.