Priscilla Brastianos, MD
Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Priscilla Brastianos, MD, completed her medical school and internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and fellowship training in hematology/oncology and neuro-oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is now director of the Central Nervous System Metastasis Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and leads a multi-R01-funded laboratory. Dr. Brastianos’ research focuses on understanding the genomic mechanisms that drive primary and metastatic brain tumors. She has led studies which have identified novel therapeutic targets in brain tumors. She has more than 145 scientific publications and has translated her scientific findings to national multicenter trials. She has received a number of awards for her work including a ‘NextGen Star’ award by the American Association for Cancer Research, a Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award, a Breast Cancer Research Foundation Award, a Susan G. Komen Career Catalyst Award, the American Brain Tumor Association Joel Gingras Award and the Anne Klibanski Award for Excellence in Mentorship.