Scott Shelfo, MD, FACS
Southeastern Regional Medical Center
- Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
Internship / Residency
- Yale University School of Medicine – Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut
- American Board of Urology
- University of Miami School of Medicine – Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami
Practicing Since: 1997
“I am proud to be part of the integrated team of doctors and other care providers at Cancer Treatment Centers of America®,” says Dr. Scott Shelfo, a board-certified urologic surgeon and fellowship-trained urologic oncologist.
Dr. Shelfo received his Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Medicine degree in six years rather than eight years through an accelerated biomedical program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and Albany Medical College in Albany, New York.
During medical school, Dr. Shelfo received numerous awards for academic achievements in anatomy, biochemistry and pharmacology. He also was awarded the Dean’s Certificate for outstanding research endeavor. Dr. Shelfo was one of only five students who graduated with honors, cum laude, in 1991.
Following medical school, Dr. Shelfo completed his internship and residency in general surgery, followed by urologic residency, all at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, between 1991 and 1996. During this time, he twice received the Chairman’s Award for Highest In-Service Examination. In 1997, Dr. Shelfo completed a fellowship in urologic oncology at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida.
Since 1997, Dr. Shelfo has offered skilled urologic cancer surgery to patients in Atlanta. He has been at the forefront of developing robotic surgical programs at Atlanta-area facilities. Dr. Shelfo served as the Chief of Urologic Surgery at Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville, Georgia, for eight years and as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery for two years.
For the past seven years, Lifestyles Magazine listed Dr. Shelfo as one of Atlanta’s top urologic surgeons. In addition, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. identified him as a “Regional Top Doctor” in 2013.
Dr. Shelfo joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® in Atlanta when it opened its doors in 2012. He works alongside medical and radiation oncologists, as well as patient support staff, to help tailor care to the individual patient. He performs both open and laparoscopic robotic surgery for prostate, kidney and bladder cancers. Dr. Shelfo also is skilled in reconstructive techniques for the urinary tract after surgical excision of malignancy.
Dr. Shelfo’s research on treatment for urologic cancers has been published in several academic journals and he has presented his findings at several meetings. He is a member of the American Urologic Association, as well as the group’s Southeastern section. Dr. Shelfo is a past member of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society.
Originally from New York, Dr. Shelfo lives with his family in Georgia.