Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology) Huntsman Cancer Institute / University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah
Dr. Joshua Schiffman is a Professor of Pediatrics and Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah, where he translates cancer genomics and evolutionary medicine into patient care. He is an Investigator at Huntsman Cancer Institute, Medical Director for the Family Cancer Assessment Clinic, and Education Director for the Program in Personalized Health at the University Of Utah. He graduated from the Brown University School of Medicine, followed by clinical training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Stanford University. Dr. Schiffman’s clinical expertise includes hereditary cancer predisposition and cancer risk assessment. His scientific laboratory at Huntsman Cancer Institute explores the genomics of cancer, including the genetic mechanisms in animals that lead to increased risk of developing cancer (like in dogs) and also natural protection from cancer (like in elephants). Based on his research, Dr. Schiffman has co-founded several startup companies to impact cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.