ABOUT THE EXPERT
Associate Director for Clinical Science
Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sue and Ralph Stern Center for Cancer Clinical Trials and Research
University of California, Irvine Health
Susan O’Brien, MD, is associate director for Clinical Science at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and medical director at the Sue and Ralph Stern Center for Cancer Clinical Trials and Research, University of California, Irvine Health in Irvine, CA. She earned her medical degree from and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (currently known as the Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences). She completed her fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.
Dr O’Brien has been the principal investigator for more than 40 funded clinical research protocols and has authored more than 800 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 30 invited articles, and numerous book chapters and abstracts. She is currently the hematology executive officer for SWOG (formerly known as the Southwest Oncology Group Executive Committee) and the hematology editor for the journal Cancer. She serves on the Medical Scientific Advisory Board and the Technology Acceleration Program Committee for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Year after year, she is ranked nationally at the top in her field by America’s Top Doctors, Super Doctors, and America’s Top Doctors for Cancer.