Sharon P. Wilczynski, M.D., Ph.D., is one of City of Hope’s leading experts in gynecologic pathology. Throughout her career, she has been involved in multiple investigations studying genetic causes and potential treatments for cervical and ovarian cancers, with particular emphasis on the role of human papillomaviruses (HPVs) in the etiology of cervical and other cancers.
Currently, Dr. Wilczynski is involved in several group clinical trials testing new therapies for patients with ovarian, endometrial and breast cancers. Her studies are funded by the National Institutes of Health, the California Cancer Research Program and the Southwest Oncology Group.
In addition to her research, Dr. Wilczynski is very active in national and local medical and scientific bodies. She currently serves as chair of the Gynecologic Pathology subcommittee for the Southwest Oncology Group, and is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Committee for Determining Practice Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening.
Dr. Wilczynski received her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed residencies in Pathology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Long Beach Memorial Hospital – University of California, Irvine. She also served as an American Cancer Society Fellow in Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wilczynski has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, and delivered lectures and presentations at medical conferences around the world.
2004 - present, Chief, Division of Anatomic Pathology, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
1995, Chairperson, SWOG--Gynecologic Pathology Subcommittee
1989, Staff Pathologist and Director of Cytology, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
1984 - 1985, Resident, pathology, Long Beach Memorial - University of California, Irvine, Long Beach, CA
1985 - 1989, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Pathology, University of California, Irvine.
1983 - 1984, American Cancer Society Fellow, Research in Dr. Susan Weiss' laboratory, Department of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania cloning & sequencing of coronavirus MVH-59.
1981 - 1984, Resident, Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
1973 - 1977, Graduate School, Laboratory of Dr. Jack Stevens, Department of Microbiology and Immunology,UCLA. Ph .D. thesis work Pathogenesis of Newcastle Disease Encephalitis.
This is an abbreviated document. Full CV available upon request. Information on this page may be self-reported and is subject to change at any time. Last updated: 11/08.