Dr. Jeffrey Gershenwald

Jeffrey E. Gershenwald, MD, FACS, is the Dr. John M. Skibber Professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology and a Professor in the Department of Cancer Biology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MD Anderson). He is also the Medical Director of the Melanoma and Skin Center.  Dr. Gershenwald received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College, and after completing his general surgery residency at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, he completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at MD Anderson before joining its faculty.  In addition to his active surgical oncology practice focused on the care of patients with melanoma, Dr. Gershenwald’s research focuses on enhancing melanoma care through integrated clinical-, pathological-, and molecular-based prognostic and predictive modeling in melanoma. He co-leads the inaugural MD Anderson Melanoma Moon Shot research program, an ambitious initiative that spans the melanoma continuum from public policy and prevention research initiatives to reduce ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure in youth to leveraging our understanding of the molecular and immune underpinnings of melanoma to improve treatment options for patients with melanoma. Dr. Gershenwald is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) and its 8th edition Editorial Board, and Chair of its Melanoma Expert Panel. Dr. Gershenwald co-led the melanoma project of The NIH-funded Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) program, an international team that performed the most comprehensive molecular analysis of melanoma to date. He has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, more than 100 editorials, invited articles, book chapters, and other publications.