Edith Perez, MD

Edith Perez, MD, Director, Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Translational Genomics Program

Edith Perez is an internationally recognized translational researcher and cancer specialist, Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic and Director of the Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Translational Genomics Program.  Experiences include leadership in academic and biopharmaceutical environments, translational research and educational endeavors. These activities have been local, national, and global in scope. Mentorship and focused philanthropic activities have also been hall marks of her career. Edith is the co-developer of the National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer (breastcancermarathon.com), with goals to raise funds for underserved women and genomics/immunologic translational cancer research. More than 10,000 families have received assistance from the proceeds and more than $4 M raised for cancer research.

Dr. Perez has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and is invited frequently to lecture at national and international meetings and serves on the editorial boards of multiple academic journals. She has also held positions within Mayo Clinic, the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the National Cancer Institute.

Edith earned her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan and completed her residency in internal medicine at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in California. She served as general internist in the Division of National Health Services Corps, Los Angeles, and completed her Hematology/Oncology fellowship at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. Edith also pursued additional leadership, management and executive development at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Kennedy School in Boston. Dr. Perez is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology.