Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue, MD, PhD


Associate Director for Translational Research, David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research

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About Me

I am a gastrointestinal pathologist interested in cancer genetics with a strong focus on pancreatic cancer. I am also a member of the David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research. My research interests include understanding the role of somatic mutations in DNA, the “genetic blueprint” of all living cells, in tumorigenesis, metastasis and treatment resistance. I am also the Director of the Medical Donation Program. Unlike traditional body donation or organ donation programs, the Medical Donation Program empowers MSK patients at their end of life to donate their cancer tissues to ongoing state of the art clinical research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

  • Clinical Expertise: Gastrointestinal and Autopsy Pathology
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, PhD, Boston University
  • Residencies: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowships: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Board Certifications: Anatomic Pathology

My Research

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Clinical Trials

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