Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medicine

William J Gradishar, MD

William J Gradishar, MD

Interim Chief of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine

Betsy Bramsen Professorship of Breast Oncology

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)


Administrative office: 312-695-6180
Clinic (for patients): 312-695-0990

NMH/Arkes Family Pavilion Suite 850
676 N Saint Clair
Chicago IL 60611

w-gradishar( at )

Hospital Affiliations

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Education and Certification

MD: University of Illinois - Chicago (1982)
Residency: Michael Reese Medical Center (1986)
Fellowship: University of Chicago Hospitals (1990)
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology


Description of Interests

My clinical domain is breast cancer management. My clinical research interest focuses on the development of novel therapies for the treatment of breast cancer. Clinical trials focusing on precision medicine for defining the right therapy, for the right patient at the right time is our goal. To that end, molecular interogation of breast tumors are leading to novel trial design that will hopefully translate into better outcomes for our patients. In conjuction with the developmental therapeutics program, novel agents are being incorporated into clinical trials for patients with both early and late stage disease.

Interests (Keywords)

Breast Cancer; Cancer: Breast; Chemotherapy; Clinical Research; Drug Discovery; Drugs (clinical pharmacology); Genomic Medicine/Personalized Medicine; Medical Education

Research and Publications

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