New Faculty 2020


Katherine Kurnit

Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Katherine Kurnit specializes in gynecologic oncology. Her academic interests include developmental therapeutics, early phase clinical trials, and molecular biomarkers, particularly for endometrial carcinomas.

Her research has been published in Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, Gynecologic Oncology, and Modern Pathology. She recently received a New Investigator Award from the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) Foundation to support her early-career involvement in NRG Oncology, a National Cancer Institute program that brings together the research areas of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, and GOG.

Kurnit holds an MD from Washington University in St. Louis and completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of California, San Diego. She recently completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she spent a year working with the Investigational Cancer Therapeutics Department in order to deepen her understanding of early phase clinical trials.

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