Associate Director for Translational Research
David Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue obtained a B.S. in Biology from Adelphi University and both her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Boston University School of Medicine. Upon graduation, she moved to Baltimore where she completed a residency in Anatomic Pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the final year of which she served as one of two appointed Chief Residents. Her training also includes a postdoctoral research fellowship in Gastrointestinal Oncology and a Gastrointestinal/Liver Clinical Pathology fellowship, both at Johns Hopkins. After achieving promotion to Full Professor of Pathology, Oncology and Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, in 2014 she moved to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, NY where she serves as an Attending Physician in Pathology, Associate Director of Translational Research for the David M. Rubenstein Pancreatic Cancer Research Center, and Director of the MSK Rapid Autopsy Program. The majority of her time is devoted to leading an NIH funded laboratory focused upon the genetics and evolutionary dynamics of clonal evolution in human tumors with a particular focus on pancreatic cancer for which she is internationally known.