Breast Surgical Oncologist Tara Grahovac M.D. Joins the Department of Surgery

June 20, 2022
Tara Grahovac MD

Tara Grahovac, M.D. joins the MUSC Department of Surgery as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Oncologic and Endocrine Surgery. She is a fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist and is an expert in the medical treatment and surveillance programs for women with breast cancer and those at high risk for the disease. At MUSC Health and in collaboration with the Hollings Cancer Center, she joins the Breast Care & Surgery Program at Beaufort Memorial Hospital, where she will lead the surgical effort.

The Beaufort Memorial Breast Care & Surgery Program offers expert, comprehensive breast care for a full range of diseases, from benign breast conditions to breast cancer. The program is one of several cancer care initiatives between Beaufort Memorial and MUSC Health. Through the affiliation, patients at Beaufort Memorial also have access to promising clinical trials and subspecialists experienced in treating rare or complex cancers. Located in Beaufort Memorial’s nationally accredited Breast Health Center in Okatie, the program provides a full complement of screening and diagnostic services, as well as genetics testing and high risk assessment for early identification and surveillance of genetic cancers. 

Before joining MUSC, Dr. Grahovac was the first specialty-trained breast surgeon within St. Clair Health, an independent tertiary care center in Pittsburgh, PA. There she had a leadership role in expanding their breast oncology services, working closely with the physical therapy and occupational therapy departments to expand lymphedema clinic services. She was also instrumental in developing a multidisciplinary clinic and breast cancer conference, an annual survivorship Saturday event, and a high-risk breast screening program. 

Dr. Grahovac earned her medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Ohio, and finished her residency in general surgery at Allegheny General Hospital. She then completed a fellowship in breast surgical oncology at the Magee Women’s Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.