Agnieszka Witkiewicz, MD

Director of Center for Personalized Medicine
Director of Pathology Network Shared Resource
Chief for Research and Professor, Department of Pathology
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Biography

I joined the faculty of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Spring of 2018 as Director of the Center for Personalized Medicine, Director of the Pathology Network Shared Resource (PNSR) and Chief for Research and Biobanking in the Department of Pathology. I'm a board-certified pathologist with a subspecialty certification in dermatopathology.

My research focuses on identifying molecular abnormalities that can be used to improve the outcome of cancer patients by applying more effective therapies and identifying patients at increased risk for developing the disease. As a director of Center for Personalized Medicine, I am dedicated to rapidly and efficiently translating basic science discoveries into clinical trials with a goal towards decreasing the lag time between basic science discovery and clinical impact. 

Background

Education and Training: 
1998 Research Fellow, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
1996 - MD, Wroclaw University and Medical School
1996 - Internship, Dept. of Internal Medicine Wroclaw Medical Center
1990 - BS (Biochemistry) K.K. Baczynskiego, Wroclaw, Poland
Residency: 
2003 - Resident PGY3-4 Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology BIDMC and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2001 - Resident PGY1-2 Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology U. of Mass. Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA
Fellowship: 
2005 - Fellow, Dermatopathology NYU Medical School, New York, NY
2004 - Fellow, Breast, Women and Perinatal Pathology Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Board Certification: 
2007 - Dermatopathology
2003 - Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Professional Memberships: 
1999-present - United States/Canada Anatomical Pathology (USCAP)
2010-present - American Society Dermatopathology (ASDP)
2009–present - American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
2012–present - American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Honors and Awards: 
2014 - The Kosciuszko Foundation Distinguished Scientist
2011 - KCC Cancer Research Award Kimmel Cancer Center
1996 - Magna cum Laude Wroclaw University and Medical School
1990 - Outstanding Student, College “K.K. Baczynskiego” Wroclaw, Poland
1990 - Winner, National Biological Sciences Competition, Poland Ministry of Health
Professional Experience: 
2016-2018 - Vice Chair, Pathology Department, University of Arizona
2013-2016 - Director, UT Southwestern Tissue Resource, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
2011-2012 - Director, Tissue Banking and Biorepository, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
2011-2012 - Director, Translational Research/ Pathology Shared Resource, Kimmel Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
2016-2018 - Director, Tissue Acquision and Cellular/Molecular Analysis Shared Resource, UACC, Tucson, AZ