Meet Our Team

Principal Investigators

Created with LunacyCreated with LunacyLaura J. Esserman, MD, MBACreated with Lunacy

Dr. Esserman is the Director of the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center at UC San Francisco, a professor of Surgery & Radiology at UCSF, and a practicing surgeon and breast cancer oncology specialist. She is the founder of the University of California wide Athena Breast Health Network, a model learning system to integrate clinical care and research.


She also leads the innovative ISPY clinical TRIALs, which are designed to accelerate the identification and approval of novel agents for women with high risk cancers (find the right drug for the right person at the right time). She is an international breast cancer specialist, policy expert, innovator, and leader in building learning systems to improve patient care.


Why is WISDOM important?

“The WISDOM trial is an exciting opportunity for all of us to participate in a program that will help us learn who’s really at risk for what kind of breast cancer. Together we can create a better future and enable significant improvements in the approach, outcomes of and experience of breast cancer screening for generations to come.”


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