Stephen Gruber, MD, PhD, MPH
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology
A world-renowned cancer geneticist, Stephen Gruber, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. focuses his research on precision medicine and the genomics of cancer in order to improve treatment and care for cancer patients and their families. His particular research interests include the genetic epidemiology of cancer, with an emphasis on solid tumors, bringing clinical cancer genetics and translational research to cancer prevention.
Dr. Gruber joins us from USC Norris Cancer Hospital, where he served as the director of the National Cancer Institute-designated USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Keck Hospital of USC, where he held positions as attending physician and board member, professor of medicine and professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Gruber held the Jane & Kris Popovich Chair of Cancer Research endowed chair at USC. He will be bringing members of his team from USC Norris Cancer Hospital to assist in his efforts to use genetics and genomics to drive preventive medicine, population health, clinical medicine, health outcomes and translational innovation.
Dr. Gruber is both a medical oncologist and epidemiologist, and he earned his master of public health and Ph.D. in epidemiology from Yale University. He earned his medical degree from University of Pennsylvania Medical School and completed fellowships in medical oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and in clinical medical genetics at University of Michigan.
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.