ABOUT THE EXPERT
Carol Ann Huff,
Departments of Oncology and Medicine
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Carol Ann Huff, MD, is an associate professor of Oncology and Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine and medical director of The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center in Baltimore, MD. She received her bachelor of science degree in Zoology from Duke University in Durham, NC, and her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at JHU and completed her fellowship training in the Department of Oncology at JHU.
Dr Huff is a nationally recognized expert and clinical translational researcher whose research is focused on the development and testing of new therapies for patients with multiple myeloma, with an emphasis on translating promising preclinical findings into clinical trials in patients. Her efforts have focused on studies seeking to target multiple myeloma and myeloma cancer stem cells. She has developed and initiated multiple novel clinical trials based on promising laboratory findings targeting these cells, including biomarker strategies that have been found to predict disease relapse prior to clinical evidence of disease recurrence. Dr Huff is the principal investigator of numerous investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored clinical trials. She, in collaboration with colleagues, is looking at the genetic and environmental determinants of myeloma in African Americans in hopes of offering potential insights into risk factors and, ultimately, into new treatment strategies. She has received grant support from the National Institutes of Health, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and has published extensively on topics related to multiple myeloma and related disorders, bone marrow transplantation, and internal medicine and oncology.
Dr Huff has served on the scientific committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and is a current member of the American Society of Hematology. She is the recipient of multiple awards for clinical and teaching excellence, including The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Director’s Teaching Award in Clinical Science in 2007 and 2012. During her medical school training, Dr Huff was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health research scholar.