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    J. Dirk Iglehart, MD

    J. Dirk Iglehart, MD

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    Anne E. Dyson Professor in Women's Cancer and Surgery and the Charles A. Dana Chair in Human Cancer Genetics, Harvard Medical School


    Breast Oncology

    Office phone: 617-632-3209
    Appointment phone: 617-632-2175
    Fax: 617-582-9969
    Email: jiglehart@partners.org

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    Surgical Oncology

    Research Department

    Cancer Biology


    Breast cancer, Breast diseases

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    450 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215


    Dr. Iglehart received his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1975. After serving as a surgical intern, research fellow, and house staff officer at Duke University Medical Center between 1975 and 1984, he was appointed to the Duke faculty and subsequently promoted to professor of surgery. In 1999, he joined Dana-Farber, where he served as director of the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers until 2016. His research focuses on the molecular biology of breast cancer and the early steps in cancer invasion and progression. He is also the Charles A. Dana Senior Investigator in Cancer Genetics at Dana-Farber, the chief of the Cancer Biology Section in the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the Anne E. Dyson Professor in Women's Cancer and Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is the principal investigator of the NCI-funded Specialized Program of Research (SPORE) in breast cancer at Harvard.


    Board Certification
    Surgery, 1986

    Duke University

    Duke University Medical Center

    Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Recent Awards

    • Charles A. Dana Senior Investigator in Cancer Genetics, DFCI, 1999
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