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NYU Langone Provider

Ophira M. Ginsburg, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialty: Medical Oncology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-754-1376
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Director
High-Risk Cancer Genetics Program at Perlmutter Cancer Center
Named
The Graduate Institute’s Top 100 Women Leaders in Global Health
International Expert
In Cancer Genetics
Elsa Atkin Distinguished Fellow
The George Institute for Global Health

My greatest passion in life is serving others. As a medical oncologist with a focus on population health equity, I work to improve systems of care and to reduce cancer disparities—both locally and globally.

At Perlmutter Cancer Center, I am the director of the High-Risk Cancer Genetics Program, where I identify and care for people who have hereditary syndromes that increase their risk of developing cancer.

My clinical practice is focused on hereditary cancer, and I lead a team of genetic counselors who provide patients with guidance and strategies for reducing their cancer risk. Many of my patients are women who have tested positive for a mutation in one of the BRCA or other high-risk genes, putting them at a higher than average risk for developing breast, ovarian, and other cancers.

My research examines the causes of cancer and cancer disparities within global health. Much of my research is focused in NYU Langone’s Department of Population Health, where I study cancer disparities in North America and in low- and middle-income countries, with the goal of improving outcomes, particularly for women. Since 2004, I have developed a program of population intervention research and training in global cancer control, with projects in many countries including Bangladesh, India, Tanzania, and Vietnam.

I have co-authored more than 100 publications including peer-reviewed articles and commentaries in high-impact journals such as The Lancet, Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), and Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology. I am a founding editorial board member of JCO Global Oncology and the Journal of Cancer Policy. I have been appointed as The George Institute for Global Health’s Elsa Atkin Distinguished Fellow, an honor that recognizes my contributions in advancing women’s health equity.

Positions
Education and Training
  • Residency, University of Toronto, Medical Oncology, 2004
  • Residency, University of Toronto, Internal Medicine, 2001
  • MD from Queens University, 1998

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Locations and Appointments

NYU Medical Oncology Associates

221 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Research Summary

I am a medical oncologist with expertise in cancer genetics, epidemiology, prevention, and screening. My research focuses on global cancer control and women’s health equity. Since 2004 I have built a program of population health intervention research, with projects in Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Tanzania.

I am principal investigator on studies of population differences in breast cancer risk factors and of public health interventions to improve access to cancer services for women in low-income countries and in ethnocultural-minority communities in North America.

I am an advisor to the National Cancer Hospital and National Institute for Cancer Control of Vietnam. I am also a faculty member at the Institute of Cancer Policy, King's College London in the United Kingdom, and at the James P. Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

I serve on the advisory boards of several nongovernmental organizations, including the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network and the Global Focus on Cancer in the United States. I am a founding member of Women’s Health Equity Through Mobile Approaches in Canada.

From October 2015 to November 2016 I worked as a medical officer for cancer control at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In March 2017 I became the director of the High Risk Program at NYU Langone’s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center and an associate professor at NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health.

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