Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD
I came to The Cancer Institute of New Jersey in 2005 from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School where I was an instructor in medicine and staff physician. I started my medical training at Yale University, where I graduated from with both an MD and a PhD in cell biology. I then completed a medical residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and served as a Chief Medical Resident. This was followed by a fellowship in medical oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
With a research interest in breast cancer biology and DNA repair, I am currently exploring how DNA repair defects in cancers can be exploited to develop novel effective treatments. I am also active in applying next-generation sequencing technology to identify specific genomic changes in cancers that can be therapeutically targeted. As a physician/scientist I both run a basic research laboratory focused on breast cancer biology and see patients in the Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center. In the clinic, I work collaboratively with experts across multi-disciplines and have the opportunity to put theory into practice as we aim to develop the next generation of targeted treatments for breast cancer. Working with a team of radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, nurses, social workers, genetic specialists and others, I help patients understand their specific disease and their treatment options so that they can make informed decisions. I am also an associate professor of medicine and pharmacology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
I am the author or co-author of more than 40 publications and serve on the editorial board of the journal Frontiers in Molecular and Cellular Oncology.
Breast cancer, BRCA1/2, triple-negative breast cancer, breast cancer biology
Sidney Kimmel Foundation, Kimmel Scholar Award, 2006
National Cancer Institute, Howard Temin Award, 2004
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 1999
Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD practices at:
- Main Office
- RWJUH 5 North SDCU
- CINJ- East Tower