Allison W. Kurian, M.D., M.Sc. is an Associate Professor of Medicine and of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, trained as a resident in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and completed her fellowship training in Medical Oncology along with a master’s degree in Epidemiology at Stanford University.

As Director of the Stanford Women’s Clinical Cancer Genetics Program, Dr. Kurian focuses her clinical practice on women at high risk for developing breast and gynecologic cancers. She is also a clinically active oncologist, treating patients diagnosed with breast cancer.

Dr. Kurian’s research focuses on the identification of women with elevated breast and gynecologic cancer risk, and on the development and evaluation of novel techniques for early cancer detection and risk reduction. One current area of investigation is the utility of next-generation sequencing technology for clinical decision-making. Dr. Kurian’s research has been supported by the National Cancer Institute, the Komen Foundation, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the California Breast Cancer Research Program, the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.