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Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, FASCO

Director, The Pelvic Malignancies Program, Lifespan Cancer Institute




Dr. Dizon does research in many areas, including new treatments, survivorship after cancer, and social media. He is a founding member of the Collaboration for Outcomes using Social Media in Oncology and continues to write columns for various online platforms, including The Oncologist, ASCO Connection, and Medscape. He is active on several social media platforms, including Instagram, Threads, and TikTok, a passion that provides a means to connect with both patients and colleagues.


Experience & accolades


  • Medical oncology
  • Breast and pelvic/gynecologic cancers
  • Sexual health


  • Bryant University
    • Leadership Development Academy, Executive Leadership
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    • Fellow, Medical Oncology
  • Yale School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital
    • Resident and intern, Internal Medicine
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
    • Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Rochester
    • Bachelor of Biology

Awards & distinctions

  • NCI Director’s Service Award, Co-Chair Cervical Cancer Clinical Trials Planning Committee, October 2018
  • NCI Director’s Service Award, Cervical Cancer Task Force Co-Chair, May 2018
  • Fellow, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2017
  • Top Doctor in Cancer, Boston Magazine, 2017
  • Top Doctor in Cancer, Castle Connolly, 2015-Present
  • APEX Award for Best Single Blog Entry, Communications Concepts, 2014
  • APEX Grand Award for Best Blog Series, Communications Concepts, 2013
  • Out of the Blue Award, Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants’ Hospital, 2012
  • Hospital-Based Faculty Teaching Award, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2011
  • Dean’s Teaching Award, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2008, 2010, 2012
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2005


  • Lifespan Cancer Institute (2017-Present)
    • Director, pelvic malignancies program
    • Director, outpatient heme-onc clinics
  • The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (2017-Present)
    • Professor of medicine
    • Professor of surgery
    • Associate professor
  • Rhode Island Hospital (2017-Present)
    • Director of medical oncology
  • The Hope Foundation for Cancer Research (2021-Present)
    • Vice chair
  • Global Cancer Institute (2020 – Present)
    • Co-chief medical officer
  • UptoDate (2011-Present)
    • Section editor, gynecologic oncology
    • Deputy editor
  • Massachusetts General Hospital (2012-2017)
    • Clinical co-director, gynecologic oncology
    • Director, oncology sexual health clinic
  • Women and Infants Hospital (2003-2012)
    • Co-director, Center for sexuality, intimacy, and fertility
    • Director, medical oncology
  • Brown University (2010-2012)
    • Associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and medicine
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2001-2003)
    • Clinical assistant attending

Professional memberships & board positions

  • The Collaboration for Outcomes Using Social Media in Oncology (2017-Present)
    • Founding member
  • Southwest Oncology Group, Digital Engagement Committee (2015-Present)
    • Inaugural chair
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (2013-Present)
    • Editor, ASCO educational book
    • Chair, Communications Committee
  • National Consortium of Breast Centers (2008-2010)
    • President