Grace K. Suh, MD, a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancers, issues related to women’s cancers, and the care of patients with complex malignancies, has joined the cancer care team at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Ill. She will also see patients in the breast-medical oncology clinic at the University of Chicago Medicine in Hyde Park.
The $21.6 million, 20,000-square-foot outpatient cancer-treatment center on the Silver Cross Hospital campus, which opened June 2012, brings UChicago Medicine cancer specialists and easy access to advanced, investigational therapies to a convenient community-hospital setting.
An accomplished researcher, Suh has been a principle investigator on several clinical trials and translational research projects. She co-authored several recent studies of lymphoma treatment and several book chapters on ovarian cancer and other gynecologic malignancies. She is also interested in epidemiologic research to explore links between environmental exposures and cancer risk, as well as improved cancer prevention and early detection.
“This is an exciting opportunity,” Suh said. “The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center maintains more active clinical trials for the treatment of cancer than any other program in Illinois. The growing Silver Cross cancer care team is able to bring together outstanding technology and access to the most promising therapies in a comforting and convenient setting.”
Board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, Suh earned her BS in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University in 1999, after spending an extra year working with researchers studying protein folding at Oxford University. She was chosen as the “Outstanding Woman of the Class of 2003” by Yale Medical School.
She completed her internship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she served as a clinical instructor for one year. In 2010, she finished a fellowship in medical oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
She has received numerous honors for scholarship and research, including the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a translational research award from the American Association for Cancer Research, and a Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
For more information visit www.uchospitals.edu/cancercenter-sch/. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Suh, call (855) UCM-1400.