Sandra M. Swain, MD, FACP is the Medical Director of the Washington Cancer Institute, MedStar Washington Hospital Center,
in Washington, DC.
She is currently a professor of Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and the Associate Dean for Research Development at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and MedStar Health as well as an adjunct professor of Medicine at the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Swain was president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in 2012-13, served as a member of the ASCO Board and is a member of the Conquer Cancer Foundation Board.
She was previously the Deputy Branch Chief of the Medicine Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health and was a tenured Principal Investigator and Chief of the Breast Cancer Section and of the Cancer Therapeutics Branch.
Dr. Swain’s research interests include clinical trials and translational research in metastatic and inflammatory breast cancer, adjuvant therapy for breast cancer, cardiotoxicity, and health care disparities
She has published over 230 articles and is recognized as a leading international figure in breast cancer.
She received the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Community Global Award of Distinction in 2012.