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Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics Associate Dean, Global Health;Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics

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Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, FACP
Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, FACP, is an expert in cancer risk assessment and individualized treatment for the most aggressive forms of breast cancer, having developed novel management strategies based on an understanding of the altered genes in individual patients. She stresses comprehensive risk reducing strategies and prevention in high-risk populations, as well as earlier detection through advanced imaging technologies. 

Dr. Olopade has received numerous honors and awards, including honorary degrees from North Central, Dominican, Bowdoin and Princeton universities. She is also a recipient of the Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist and Exceptional Mentor Award, an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professorship, a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Fellowship and Officer of the Order of the Niger Award. Dr. Olopade is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. She currently serves on the board of directors for the American Board of Internal Medicine, the National Cancer Advisory Board, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Cancer IQ and the Lyric Opera.


University of Ibadan

Additional Education

  • Internship: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
  • Residency: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Nigerian Medical Association
  • National Cancer Advisory Board
  • Human Genome Organization
  • Association of American Professors
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Breast Disease
  • American Society for Preventative Oncology
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • American Philosophical Society
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Women in Cancer Research
  • Institute of Medicine
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1980

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • Yoruba
  • English