Professor of Surgery
Judy C. Boughey, M.D., is a researcher, professor, and clinician at the Mayo Clinic. She specializes in breast cancer research, treatment, and surgery and is the principal investigator of several clinical trials, including the Breast Cancer Genome Guided Therapy (BEAUTY) study. After completing her medical training in the U.K., Dr. Boughey was a surgical resident at the University of South Carolina and a fellow in breast surgical oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Boughey currently serves as the chair of the Mayo Clinic’s Division of Surgery Research, the vice chair for research in Mayo’s Department of Surgery, and the director of the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Breast Surgery Fellowship.
Professor of Oncology
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Matthew P. Goetz, M.D., is a researcher, professor, and clinician at the Mayo Clinic. He has been the principal investigator of several clinical trials focused on the integration of pharmacogenomics into cancer treatment and the development of novel therapeutics in this area. He currently co-leads Mayo’s Breast Cancer Genome Guided Therapy (BEAUTY) study. After receiving his medical degree from University of North Dakota, Dr. Goetz completed training in internal medicine at University of Michigan. Dr. Goetz is currently the chair of the Breast Cancer Disease-Oriented Group at Mayo, co-leader of Mayo’s Womens Cancer Program, and deputy director of the Mayo Clinic’s Breast Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE).
Cecilia and Dan Carmichael Family Associate Director, Center for Individualized Medicine (Florida)
Alexander Parker, Ph.D., is a professor of Epidemiology and Urology at the Mayo Clinic. He is also the Cecilia and Dan Carmichael Family Associate Director of the Center for Individualized Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Florida, which was launched in 2012 to advance research and clinical practice in the field of individualized medicine. Dr. Parkers research aims to improve our understanding of the molecular epidemiology of kidney cancer, with a particular focus on addressing clinical and public health questions. He received his Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Iowa and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular and genetic epidemiology at the Mayo Clinic.
Certified Genetic Counselor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Karen received a degree in biology from Luther College (Decorah, IA) in 2000 and a Master of Science degree in Human Genetics, Genetic Counseling from the University of Michigan in 2007. She is a genetic counselor in the Mayo Clinic Cytogenetics Laboratory. In addition, she is a member of the Education, Engagement, and Ethics Workgroup and the Structural Variation Workgroup for the International Collaboration for Clinical Genomics (ICCG). She also provides genetic counseling services for patients with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) and chromosome anomalies. Her research interests include psychosocial issues in genetic counseling, adult and pediatric clinical genetics, HHT, and cytogenetics.