Medical Advisory Board

Adam M. Brufsky, MD, PhD

Dr. Brufsky is Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He serves as Co-Director, Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center and Medical Director, Women’s Cancer Center at the UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Brufsky received an AB in Chemistry (Cum Laude) from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. He earned his MD and his PhD in Developmental Biology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, CT. | Show More
He was an Intern and Resident in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. He then completed a Fellowship in Medical Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, where his appointments included Associate Physician and Instructor in Medicine at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Dr. Brufsky is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 abstracts and research articles in leading journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Lancet Oncology. Dr. Brufsky is a Principal Investigator on a number of research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, Susan G. Komen Foundation, and US Army Breast Cancer Research Program. | show less

Massimo Cristofanilli, MD, FACP

Dr. Cristofanilli currently serves as Chief, Breast Medical Oncology; Associate Director, Precision Medicine Oncology at the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center; Scientific Director, the Englander, Institute of Precision Medicine. He obtained his medical degree from the University “La Sapienza” in Rome with Honors where he completed his fellowship in medical oncology. Subsequently, he completed a medical oncology fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he also served as Faculty in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology for over a decade. | Show More
Dr. Cristofanilli’s extensive academic experience includes roles as Chairman of Medical Oncology and Associate Director of Clinical Research at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Associate Director of Translational Research at Thomas Jefferson University, Professor of Medicine at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University, Chicago and Director of Robert Lurie Cancer Center OncoSET Precision Medicine Program His research on biomarkers of endocrine resistance in breast cancer, liquid biopsies, novel drug development, circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and ctDNA have led to improved care for breast cancer patients. He is recognized for his contribution to the field of drug development in metastatic and locally advanced breast cancer and Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC), the detection and monitoring of micro metastatic disease in breast cancer. Moreover, he is Founder and President of the IBC International Consortium and has co-authored more than 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts. | show less

Sara Hurvitz, MD, FACP

Dr. Hurvitz currently serves as Professor of Medicine, Senior Vice President of the clinical research division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, and Head of the division of hematology and oncology at the University of Washington Department of Medicine in Seattle. Previously, she directed the breast oncology program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and also served as Professor of medicine at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine; | Show More
Medical Director of the clinical research unit of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and Director of the breast cancer clinical trials program at UCLA. She has won numerous awards including the 2023 ESMO Breast Award and the Marni Levine Memorial Breast Cancer Research Award, and has been named to several prestigious lists including Super Doctors® Southern California, Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, America’s Most Honored Doctors – Top 1%, Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine, Castle Connolly Top Doctors, California, Southern California Super Doctors, UCLA Health “100 in 100” Trailblazing Women Honoree, Southern California Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America, and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Hurvitz obtained her medical degree from Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California in 1999 and completed both her internal medicine residency and hematology/oncology fellowship at UCLA. She is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. | show less