Stephen Gruber, MD, PhD, MPH
Professor, Department of Medical Oncology
A world-renowned cancer geneticist, Stephen Gruber, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. focuses his clinical practice and his research on precision medicine and clinical cancer genetics in order to improve treatment and care for cancer patients and their families. His particular research interests include hereditary cancer syndromes and the genetic epidemiology of cancer, with an emphasis on hereditary colorectal cancer and other solid tumors. Together with Dr. Kathleen Blazer, Dr. Gruber serves as the co-Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded Cancer Genetics Professional Education in a Global Community of Practice program.
Dr. Gruber completed his MPH and PhD in cancer epidemiology at Yale University, internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, fellowship in medical oncology at Johns Hopkins, and residency in medical genetics at the University of Michigan. Dr. Gruber has been teaching human genetics to medical students, graduate students, genetic counselors, and post-graduate trainees since 1997. Prior to joining City of Hope, Dr. Gruber was the H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Internal Medicine and Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan, and subsequently Director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center where he held both the H. Leslie and Elaine S. Hoffman Cancer Research Chair and Jane & Kris Popovich Chair of Cancer Research before moving to City of Hope in 2019 to lead the Center for Precision Medicine. Dr. Gruber has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1998 and is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation.