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Karen Lisa Smith, MD MPH

Clinical Associate, Breast Cancer Program, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Female
Main Location

Sibley Memorial Hospital

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Titles

  • Clinical Associate, Breast Cancer Program, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Centers & Institutes

  • Breast Center
  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Expertise

Breast Cancer, Cancer Genetics, Cancer Survivorship, Medical Oncology

Research Interests

Breast Cancer, Cancer Survivorship, breast cancer clinical trials, toxicities of cancer therapies, hereditary breast cancer, triple negative breast ancer, physician-patient communications and racial disparities

Biography

Dr. Smith is a medical oncologist with expertise in
caring for breast cancer patients. She also has interests
in cancer genetics, cancer survivorship, minimizing
toxicity of cancer treatments, physician-patient
communication and clinical trials. She is a member of the Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Program.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

2003-present: Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology
2007-2011:Director, Housestaff Hematology/Oncology Rotation, Medstar Washington Hospital Center
2008-2013: Chair, Cancer Committee, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
2011-2013: Chair, Breast Cancer Survivorship Committee, Medstar Washington Hospital Center
2011-2013: Member, Clinical Review Committee Medstar South

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Breast cancer clinical trials
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  • Education +

    Training

    • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Baltimore MD) (2003)
    • Rush Medical College (Chicago IL) (1998)

    Residencies

    • University of Pennsylvania Health System School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (Philadelphia PA) (2002)

    Fellowships

    • Memorial Sloan - Kettering Cancer Center / Hematology and Oncology (New York NY) (2006)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (Baltimore MD) (2003)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Medical Oncology (2016)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2012)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Peer-Reviewed Papers:

    Smith K, Wray L, Klein-Carbal M, Schuchter L, Fox K, Glick J, Demichele A. Racial Disparities in Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer are not due to Excess Toxicity in African Americans. Clinical Breast Cancer. Vol 6, 2005:260-6.

    Smith, KL, Adank M, Kauff N, Lafaro K, Boyd J, Lee J, Hudis C, Offit K, Robson M. BRCA Mutations in Women with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ: Prevalence and Risk Factors. Clinical Cancer Research. Vol 13, 2007:4306-10.

    Dang C, DAndrea G, Lake D, Sugarman S, Fornier M, Moynahan ME, Gilewski T, Hurria A, Mills N, Troso-Sandoval T, George R, Robson M, Dickler M, Smith K, Panageas KS, Norton L, Hudis CA. Prolonged dose-dense epirubicin and cyclophosphamide followed by paclitaxel in breast cancer is feasible. Clinical Breast Cancer 2008 Oct;8(5):418-24.

    Isaacs C, Herbolsheimer P, Liu M, Wilkinson M, Ottaviano Y, Chung G, Warren R, Eng-Wong J, Cohen P, Smith KL, Creswell K, Novielli A, Slack R. Phase I/II study of sorafenib with anastrozole in patients with hormone receptor positive aromatase inhibitor resistant metastatic breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. Vol 125, 2011:137-143.

    Herbolsheimer P, Kapoor R, Smith KL, Perry D, Verma N, Veytsman I, Jelinek J, Swain SM. Phase I trial of dasatinib and ixabepilone in patients with solid tumors. Investigational New Drugs. 2012 Mar 6, epub ahead of print.

    Khozin S, Roth MJ, Rajan A, Smith K, Thomas A, Berman A, Giaccone G. Hepatoid carcinoma of the lung with anaplastic lymphoma kinase gene rearrangement. Journal of Thoracic COncology. 2012 Nov;7(11):e29-31.

    Reviews and Chapters:

    Smith K. Patient 48: A 58-year old woman with ductal carcinoma in situ. In: Danso MA, Basch EM, eds. Hematology and Oncology Pearls. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby, 2005.

    Smith K. Patient 51: A 48-year old woman with stage II breast cancer. In: Danso MA, Basch EM, eds. Hematology and Oncology Pearls. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby, 2005.

    Smith K. Patient 69: A 56-year old woman with hormone-receptor-positive early-stage breast cancer. In: Danso MA, Basch EM, eds. Hematology and Oncology Pearls. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby, 2005.

    Smith KL, Robson M. Update on Hereditary Breast Cancer. Current Oncology Reports. Vol 8, 2006:14-21.

    Smith KL, Dang C, Seidman A. Cardiac Dysfunction Associated with Trastuzumab. Expert Opinion on Drug Safety. Vol 5, 2006: 619-29.

    Demarco TA, Smith KL, Nusbaum RH, Peshkin BN, Schwartz MD, Isaacs C. Practical Aspects of Delivering Hereditary Cancer Risk Counseling. Seminars in Oncology. Vol 34, 2007: 369-378.

    Smith KL, Isaacs C. Management of Women at Increased Risk for Hereditary Breast Cancer. Breast Disease: An International Journal. Vol 27, 2006-2007: 51-67.

    Smith KL, Isaacs C. Chapter 15: Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention Options in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers. In: Hereditary Breast Cancer. Editors: Isaacs C, Rebbeck TA. Informa Healthcare. New York, 2008.

    Smith KL, Isaacs C. Poly(ADP-Ribose) Inhibition: Exploring a New Approach to Breast Cancer Prevention in BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers. Current Breast Cancer Reports. Epub July 1, 2011.

    Smith KL, Isaacs C. BRCA Mutation Testing in Determining Breast Cancer Treatment. The Cancer Journal. Volume 17, 2011:492-499.

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    2002-2003: Merit-Based Scholarship at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    2003: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Master of Public Health Capstone Award

    2005: ASCO Foundation Merit Award

    2005: ASCO Foundation Young Investigator Award

    2006: ASCO Foundation Merit Award

    Professional Activities

    2003-present: Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology

    2007-2011: Director, Housestaff Hematology/Oncology Rotation, Medstar Washington Hospital Center

    2008-2013: Chair, Cancer Committee, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

    2011-2013: Chair, Breast Cancer Survivorship Committee, Medstar Washington Hospital Center

    2011-2013: Member, Clinical Review Committee Medstar South
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  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    Sibley Memorial Hospital
    5255 Loughboro Road NW
    Washington, DC 20016
    Phone: 202-537-4787
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    Department/Division

    • Oncology

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