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Maria Raquel Nunes, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Oncology


Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Expertise: Cancer Genomics, Clinical Trials, Hematology and Oncology, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology


Sibley Memorial Hospital

5255 Loughboro Road NW
Washington, DC 20016 map
Phone: 202-660-6500
Fax: 202-660-6501


Dr. M. Raquel Nunes is a breast medical oncologist at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Dr. Nunes is board-certified in medical oncology and hematology. She is a member of the Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Program.

Dr. Nunes has an expertise in breast cancer, cancer genomics and clinical trials evaluating new treatment options and markers for personalized therapy. Her specific interests include predictive markers, lobular breast cancer and global health.

Dr. Nunes earned her medical degree from the University of Lisbon Medical School in Portugal. She completed a residency at Georgetown University/MedStar Washington Hospital Center, as well as a fellowship. Previously, Dr. Nunes was on faculty at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where she held an appointment as assistant professor at Georgetown University. 

Dr. Nunes was awarded a merit award by the American Society of Clinical Oncology in 2002. She has completed research fellowships at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health. more


  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Medicina (1994)


  • Hospital de S Jose / Internal Medicine (1996)
  • Medstar Washington Hospital Center / Internal Medicine (2009)


  • Portuguese Institute of Oncology / Medical Oncology (1999)
  • Portuguese Institute of Oncology / Medical Oncology (2004)
  • Medstar Washington Hospital Center / Hematology and Oncology (2012)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Hematology (2012)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2009)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Oncology (2012)
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