Lori J. Pierce, MD

  • University of Michigan School of Medicine
    Board Term: 2010-2014
    Board Seat: Radiation Oncologist

Lori J. Pierce, MD, received her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and then received her medical degree from Duke University. She was resident and Chief Resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Pierce was a Senior Investigator in the Radiation Oncology Branch at the National Cancer Institute and then joined the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Michigan where she is currently a Professor with tenure. Dr. Pierce was appointed as Senior Counselor to the Provost for Medical Affairs in 2004 and now serves as Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs.

Her research focuses on the use of radiotherapy in the multi-modality treatment of breast cancer, with emphasis upon contemporary radiotherapy treatment planning techniques, the use of radiation in women with breast cancer who harbor a breast cancer susceptibility gene, and potential radiosensitization with PARP inhibitor drugs.