S. Eva Singletary
Sonja Eva Singletary (December 23, 1952 – July 29, 2015) was an American surgeon who specialized in the care of breast cancer. She was a faculty member at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a past president of the Society of Surgical Oncology.
Born near Florence, South Carolina, Singletary grew up on a farm and later attended Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina. She trained in general surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine. After completing a fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, she stayed there as a faculty member, later serving as chief of the melanoma surgery and breast surgery sections. In 1992, the President's Cancer Panel appointed her to a special committee that examined the state of breast cancer treatment and research. Singletary created patient education materials, including the DVD Moving Beyond Breast Cancer.
For more than ten years, Singletary was the editor-in-chief of Breast Diseases: A Yearbook Quarterly. She was a section editor of the Annals of Surgical Oncology. In 1996, she was inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame. In 2002, Singletary received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Medical University of South Carolina. She was the 2004–05 president of the Society of Surgical Oncology. She died in Houston in 2015.
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