Judith G. Abramson

MD, MSCI; Former Medical Director, Cancer Survivorship at Feinberg School of Medicine

Judith G. Abramson MD, MSCI is a board-certified internist with longstanding interest and experience in cancer survivorship and cancer risk reduction. She herself is a breast cancer survivor and passionate advocate for personalized, comprehensive survivorship care. Dr Abramson was the former Medical Director of Cancer Survivorship at Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern while a faculty member in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Abramson received her medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine and completed her medical residency at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. She has held faculty positions at the George Washington University Medical School and Emory University School of Medicine. Her 30 years of clinical experience as an internist include two years as a medical consultant for patients at increased risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer who were being evaluated for genetic testing in the Center for Medical Genetics at Evanston Hospital. In this capacity, she created a comprehensive clinical breast health program for women at high-risk for developing breast cancer.

To pursue her commitment to improving care and long-term outcomes for cancer survivors, she completed a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention and earned a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) degree in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In collaboration with Judy Guitelman, Dr Abramson developed and implemented a community-engaged study, “Breast Cancer Disparities in the Hispanic/Latina Community in Chicago.” Working with community partners, a series of focus groups were conducted to assess the needs and concerns of Latina breast cancer survivors. This Seed Grant was funded by The Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC), a component of the Community-Engaged Research Center (CERC) at Northwestern University’s Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute. Dr Abramson is excited to work with ALAS-Wings and to support improved breast cancer survivorship and prevention services for Latinas.