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Jeffrey Weitzel, M.D.

  • Director, Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics, Department of Population Sciences
  • Director, Cancer Screening & Prevention Programs Network
  • Director, Cancer Genetics Education Program
  • Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research and Department of Population Sciences

Jeffrey Weitzel, M.D.

Clinical Specialties
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Clinical Cancer Genetics
Areas of Expertise
  • Clinical Cancer Genetics
Research Focus
  • Cancer Genetics Education
Languages Spoken
  • French

As a leading genetics researcher, Jeffrey N. Weitzel, M.D., has devoted his career to helping people and populations at increased risk for developing cancer because of family history or personal risk factors.

He led a groundbreaking study that revealed that BRCA mutations may be present in 25 percent of U.S. Hispanic women, leading to calls for increased genetic testing and counseling. Dr. Weitzel is at the forefront of developing low-cost genetic screening materials as well as training doctors and nurses for underserved populations in Peru, Colombia and Mexico.

A vital member of the City of Hope team since 1996, Dr. Weitzel's expertise spans multiple disciplines. His clinical, research, and training programs cover everything from cancer risk assessment to targeted therapy, clinical and psychosocial outcomes, and “chemoprevention,” or the use of drugs to lower the risk of developing cancer.

  • 2007 - present, Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, City of Hope and Department of Population Sciences, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2004 - 2007, Associate Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, City of Hope and Department of Molecular Medicine, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2007 - present, Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1997 - 2007, Clinical Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1996 - present, Chief, Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics and Director, Cancer Screening & Prevention Program, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 1996 - present, Staff Physician, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 1994 - 1996, Director, Familial Cancer Clinic, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • 1992 - 1996, Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • 1988 - 1992, Instructor, Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Screening and Prevention Program
  • Skin Cancer/Melanoma
  • Women's Cancer Program

Locations

Duarte

1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, CA, 91010

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Phone :  626-256-4673

South Pasadena

209 Fair Oaks Avenue, South Pasadena, CA, 91030

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Phone :  877-998-7546

Degrees

  • 1983, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, M.D., Medicine
  • 1979, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, B.S., Microbiology

Fellowship

  • 1994 - 1996, Fellow in Clinical Genetics, Tufts University School of Medicine, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • 1987 - 1990, Fellow in Hematology-Oncology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Division of Hematology- Oncology, New England Medical Center Hospitals, Boston, MA
  • 1986 - 1987, Research Fellow, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Department of Haematology, Hammersmith Hospital, London, U.K.

Residency

  • 1983 - 1986, University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis, MN, Resident in Internal Medicine
  • 1996, Diplomate American Board of Medical Genetics
  • Subspecialty Clinical Genetics
  • 1990, Diplomate Subspecialty Hematology
  • 1989, Diplomate Subspecialty Medical Oncology
  • 1986, Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 1984, Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners

Information listed here is obtained from Pubmed, a public database; City of Hope is not responsible for its accuracy.

  • 2005 - 2007, Editorial Board, Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • 1998 - 2006, NCI Scientific Review Group Subcommittee G
  • 1998, National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project
  • 1998, Editorial Board, Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly
  • 1998 - present, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • 1997, Southwest Oncology Group
  • Cancer Control and Breast Cancer Committees
  • 1997 - 2003, Task Force on Cancer Genetics Education for the American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • 1994 - present, American Society of Human Genetics
  • 1993 - 1996, Medical Research Committee, American Cancer Society (Massachusetts Chapter)
  • 1993 - 1996, Gynecologic Oncology Group, Applied Science and Tumor Biology Committee
  • 1990, American Association for Cancer Research
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