Vered Stearns

Professor at Johns Hopkins University

Location:
4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Company:
Johns Hopkins University
HQ Phone:
(410) 550-0100
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Last Updated 12/5/2017

General Information

Education

B.S. equivalent  - Tel-Aviv University of Medicine

BS equivalent  - Sackler Tel-Aviv University

M.D.  - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

M.D.  - Internal Medicine , University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

MD  - Johns Hopkins

Affiliations

Member  - American Society of Clinical Oncology

Member  - American Association for Cancer Research Inc

Member  - BCRF Scientific Advisory Committee

Web References  

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium: Faculty - Faculty

Vered Stearns, MD
Professor of Oncology Co-Director of the Breast Cancer Program Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Dr. Stearns joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2002 and is best known for her ground-breaking work on the pharmacogenetics of tamoxifen and the use of biomarkers to implement new interventions for breast cancer treatment and prevention. Her research focuses on agents that target epigenetic modifications in breast cancer and gene methylation as a prognostic and predictive marker in breast cancer and she is internationally recognized for her research in improving therapeutic options for women who suffer vasomotor symptoms as well as elucidating the role of pharmacogenetics and tamoxifen-related outcomes. Originally from Israel, Dr. Stearns started a 7-year medical school program at the Tel-Aviv University in 1985 through an academic reserve program. She transferred to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, at Camden, New Jersey, as a third year medical student where she was awarded her medical degree in 1992. She completed her internal medicine residency and fellowship training at Georgetown University where she trained under some of the most influential leaders in translational breast cancer research. During that time, Vered was one of the first investigators in the world to perform biomarker studies with novel therapies in the pre-surgical setting. As a clinician, Dr. Stearns sees patients as an attending physician on the inpatient service and for outpatient consultations. She also supervises fellows, residents, and medical students in outpatient and inpatient services. Dr. Stearns also leads an active research team at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and helped build the multidisciplinary breast cancer program. She was also instrumental in building the multidisciplinary translational research team and the infrastructure for innovative early clinical trials.

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Vered Stearns, MD
John Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Center - About Us - The Breast Center Team

Vered Stearns, MD Assistant Professor of Oncology Originally from Israel, Dr. Stearns completed a B.S. equivalent at Tel-Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine in 1989.After relocating to the United States, she completed her medical school training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where she received her M.D. in 1992.Dr. Stearns completed her Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC in 1995.She subsequently completed a two-year Fellowship in Medical Oncology at Georgetown University and the Lombardi Cancer Center.Dr. Stearns then conducted translational breast cancer research at Lombardi at first as a research fellow and then as an Instructor in Medicine and Oncology.Dr. Stearns was an Assistant Professor at the Lombardi Cancer Center at the Georgetown University in Washington, DC from 2000-2001 and an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from 2001-2002 at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Stearns's long term research goal is to improve upon current practices by individualizing therapies for breast cancer.Her work also focuses on improving the quality of life of women who have survived the disease.She recently joined the faculty at the Breast Cancer Research Program at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins as an Assistant Professor of Oncology and plans to continue and expand upon her work.She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research.

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