Karen Antman, MD

Karen Antman, MD
Provost, Boston University Medical Campus
Dean, Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Internal Medicine Residency: Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

Research Profile

Dr. Karen Antman, an internationally recognized expert on breast cancer, mesotheliomas and sarcomas, previously served as Deputy Director for Translational and Clinical Sciences at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and before that as Wu Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Director of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she co-directed the cancer care service line at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School from 1979 to 1993, and had hospital appointments at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

She is a member of the Institute of Medicine and serves on the Administration Board of the American Association of Medical Colleges Council of Deans, and on the board of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. She served on the Council of the Fogarty International Center of the NIH and as President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplant, and the American Association for Cancer Research. She has more than 300 publications, edited five textbooks and monographs and has published reviews and editorials on medical education, medical policy and the impact of research funding and managed care on clinical research.