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Susan Domchek, MD

Basser Professor in Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania


  • Basser Professor in Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Executive director of the Basser Center for BRCA at the Abramson Cancer Center
  • Director of the Mariann and Robert MacDonald Cancer Risk Evaluation Program
  • Author or co-author of more than 350 scholarly publications

Dr. Domchek’s work focuses on the genetic evaluation and medical management of individuals with inherited risk factors for cancer. She is particularly interested in developing new cancer therapies, such as PARP inhibitors, for breast cancer due to genetic risk factors.

An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Society of Clinical Investigation, and the Association of American Physicians, Dr. Domchek is also a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and an active member of the American Association for Cancer Research.  A significant contributor to the oncology literature, she has authored or co-authored more than 350 articles appearing in scholarly journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Journal of Clinical Oncology.