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Lori L. Wilson, M.D., FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery, Howard University College of Medicine

Dr. Wilson is the division chief of surgical oncology, which focuses on health disparities in underrepresented populations as well as breast, colorectal, and endocrine cancers.   She is also the program director of the general surgery residency at Howard University Hospital.  She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in general surgery at Howard University Hospital. During this time, she was honored with the university’s Chairman’s Award, the Resident’s Choice Award from the Department of Surgery, and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, Gamma Chapter, Medical Honor Society, along with other honors.  In addition, she completed a research fellowship at the University of Cincinnati with advanced coursework in cellular biology, molecular genetics, and bioethics. At the John Wayne Cancer Institute, she was honored as Chief Administrative Surgical Oncology Fellow, along with many other academic accolades.

Dr. Wilson’s own struggle with breast cancer is featured in the Ken Burns’ PBS documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” which was based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee. 

“Having had breast cancer, I understand what patients are going through.  No one should have to suffer the pain and economic destruction a debilitating disease like this can cause an individual or family.  My work at Howard University Hospital brings me up close and personal to those who have to live with and too often lose to cancer.  Being part of ACT for NIH means I can fight for research funding that will ultimately lead to better, more humane treatment and, one day, cures."

Lori L. Wilson, M.D., FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery, Howard University College of Medicine

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