Alicia Arnold

Associate Professor

Alicia Arnold

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Surgery

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Surgery: Surgical Oncology


Dr. Alicia Arnold is a Board Certified General Surgeon and Fellowship Trained Breast Surgical Oncologist at the Georgia Cancer Center with affiliation of the Augusta University Medical Center. She was born and raised in North Carolina and attended UNC-Chapel Hill where she completed her pre-medical degree. She completed medical school in 2011 at the Georgia Campus of PCOM. She completed five years of general surgery training at Augusta University. She decided to specialize in breast surgical oncology to help other breast cancer survivors like herself. She completed an additional year at the University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine in Miami, FL to become a fellowship trained breast surgical oncologist. She now is employed by the Georgia Cancer Center to lead the breast cancer program as the primary breast surgeon. She treats patients with benign and malignant breast disease, and assists in other surgical oncologic needs.

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  • DO, Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy Philadelphia College of Osteop, 2011

  • BS, Psychology, General University of North Carolina -, 2006


  • Fellow in Breast Surgical Oncology University of Miami, 2017

  • PHY GA Medical Board, 2016

  • Georgia Medical License 2016

Awards & Honors

  • Georgia Cancer Center-Superhero Award-“Caring Power.” Georgia Cancer Center, 2021

  • MCG-Outstanding Young Clinical Science Faculty Award MCG/Augusta University, 2021

  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) American College of surgeons, 2021

  • Recipient of the Unite in the Fight 2019 Award for Mental Health Funds for Breast Cancer Patients Georgia Cancer Center Georgia Cancer Center, 2019

  • Top 10 in 10 in Augusta-Young Business Professionals Award Recipient Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce , 2018

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RSUR 5000

  • SURG 5999

    Basic Clerk Remed in Surg: Remediation Surgery Clerk
  • SURG 5000

    Basic Clkshp in SURG: Basic Surgery Clerkship
  • SURG 5003

    General Surgery Extn.
  • SURG 5002

    General Surgery Research: Surgery Research, Plastic Surg
  • MEDI 6230

    Healthcare Matters
  • SURG 5200

    Neurosurgery Externship
  • SURG 5202

    Neurosurgery Off-Campus Extn.: Neurosurgery Off Campus Extn
  • SURG 5275

    Orthopedics Externship
  • SURG 5278

    Orthopedics Off-Campus Extn.: Orthopedics Off Campus Extn.
  • SURG 5254

    Otolaryngology Extn.
  • SURG 5252

    Otolaryngology Off-Campus Extn: Otolaryngology Off Campus Extn
  • SURG 5300

    Pediatric Surgery Extn.: Pediatric Surgery Extn
  • SURG 5375

    Plastic Reconstruct Surg Extn.
  • SURG 5025

    Robotics - GenSurg: Robotic Surgery Extn
  • SURG 5380

    Surgery Boot Camp
  • SURG 5005

    Surgery Critical Care/Trauma: Surgical Critical Care/Trauma
  • SURG 5007

    Surgery Sub-I: Sub I Acute Care Surgery
  • SURG 5015

    Tutorial History of Med: History of Medicine
  • SURG 5352

    Urologic Research: Urology Research
  • SURG 5350

    Urology Externship
  • SURG 5351

    Urology Off-Campus Extn.
  • SURG 5004

    General Surg Off-Campus Extn.: Acute Care Surgery Off Campus
  • SURG 5326

    Off Cmps Thor & Card Surg Extn
  • SURG 5292

    Ortho Research

Teaching Interests

Serves as the Associate Surgery Clerkship Director providing education for the third year medical student's surgery curriculum. Provides academic half day lectures for the medical students. Additionally, is a member of multiple committees dedicated to improving our surgery resident education and serves as a mentor/advisor to several medical students and surgery residents.


Selected Recent Publications

  • An Institutiom Experience in Identifying HER@ Positivity Using Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization i Patients With HER2 Negative IMMunohistochemistry, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Subphrenic Abscess, 2021
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-Revised
  • Breast fibromatosis: Making the case for primary vs secondary subtypes, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Breast Cancer , 2020
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-Revised
  • Evaluation of simplified lymphatic microsurgical preventing healing approach (S-LYMPHA) for the prevention of breast cancer--related clinical lymphedema after axillary lymph node dissection, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Focus on improving clinical outcomes for breast cancer patients regarding improved cosmesis, reduced pain and infection rates post-operatively, as well as providing novel techniques to reduce lymphedema. Involved in numerous ongoing clinical trials to provide the most up to date care to cancer patients.

Department Service

  • 2018 - Present

  • Department of General Surgery Clerkship 2018 - Present

    Role: Other