Jennifer Pierce

Pierce selected for ASCO Leadership Development Program

Dr. Jennifer Young Pierce, professor of Interdisciplinary Clinical Oncology and leader of Cancer Control and Prevention at USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute, is one of 16 oncologists to be chosen for a leadership development program by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Published May 20th, 2019

Dr. Jennifer Young Pierce, professor of Interdisciplinary Clinical Oncology and leader of Cancer Control and Prevention at USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute, is one of 16 oncologists to be chosen for a leadership development program by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the world’s leading professional organization for physicians and oncology professionals caring for people with cancer.

Created in 2009, the ASCO Leadership Development Program is a yearlong program designed to train future leaders in medicine by providing leadership skills training, networking opportunities and mentorship from ASCO leaders. Selection is based upon leadership experience and a commitment to making a difference in the oncology community.

“We are so proud of Dr. Pierce’s accomplishments both as a physician and a leader in cancer control and prevention,” said Dr. Rodney P. Rocconi, interim director of MCI. “She has helped to lead the charge at the state level for cervical cancer prevention and HPV vaccination.”

Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology, Dr. Pierce treats patients at MCI who are suffering from gynecologic malignancies, including all medical and surgical aspects.

Her research interests include cervical cancer, and HPV treatment and prevention. She serves on the National HPV Roundtable and on cervical cancer and immunotherapy committees for the NRG Oncology, the cooperative clinical trials group of the National Cancer Institute. She is also the HPV champion for the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Dr. Pierce joined MCI in 2017 from Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she served as GYN Oncology Disease team leader and associate professor in obstetrics and gynecology. She became the first female gynecologic oncologist in South Carolina in 2009.

Dr. Pierce earned a medical degree from MUSC, and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Virginia Charlottesville. She completed a residency and fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Massachusetts General / Harvard University and the University of Virginia.

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