Joseph A. Sparano, M.D.
Dr. Joseph Sparano is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Associate Chairman of the Department of Oncology at Montefiore Medical Center. He also serves as Associate Director for Clinical Research at the Einstein Cancer Center, and leads the Einstein Breast Cancer Working Group, a multidisciplinary group of physicians and scientists focused on translational breast cancer research. Other positions include Associate Chair for Disease Oriented Research in the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), Vice Chair of the AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC), and Chair of the ECOG-ACRIN Breast Cancer Committee.
He is a member of the several National Cancer Institute (NCI) scientific committees, including the Breast Cancer Steering Committee, and co-chair of the Breast Cancer Correlative Science Committee. He is principal investigator of a U10 grant funding Einstein as a main member institution of ECOG, and directs the New York Cancer Consortium (www.newyorkcancerconsortium.org). He is a former director of the Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program at Albert Einstein/Montefiore, and is the founder and program director for the ECOG Young Investigator Symposium; this meeting is held annually at the fall ECOG meeting since 2001, and is designed to introduce trainees and junior faculty members to cooperative group research.
Dr. Sparano’s area of expertise include phase I-III clinical trials, developmental therapeutics, and clinical application of genomic profiling. He currently serves as the study chair of TAILORx (Trial Assigning Individualized Options for Treatment), the first NCI-sponsored trial integrating a gene expression assay in clinical decision making. He has authored or coauthored approximately 200 original articles, reviews, chapters, and editorials.
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