Joseph Maher, MD Joseph Maher, MD

Joseph F. Maher

MD
Clinical Genetics Service

Specializing In:

Hereditary cancer predisposition Genetic background and cancer risk (polygenic risk) Epigenetics and cancer risk Multi-disciplinary management of multi-system genetic disorders Gene x Environment interactions in modification of genetic disorders

About Joseph F. Maher

Positions

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Professor of Oncology
  • Director, Clinical Genetics
  • Department of Internal Medicine

Background

Education and Training:

  • 1987 - MD - UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

Residency:

  • 1990 - Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center (Parkland Memorial Hospital; Dallas VA Medical Center), Dallas, TX

Fellowship:

  • 1995 - Medical Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • 1995 - Associate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Medical Genetics (& Genomics)

Professional Memberships:

  • American Society of Human Genetics

Professional Experience:

  • 2020-present - Professor of Oncology and Director, Clinical Genetics, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY
  • 2011-2020 - Professor, Department of Medicine, and Cancer Institute, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • 2007-2011 - Associate Professor, Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth & Development and Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center; and Medical Staff, VA North Texas Healthcare System, Dallas, TX
  • 1995-2006 - Assistant / Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, and Medical Staff, G.V.(Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • 1990-1991 - Instructor Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Medical Staff, Dallas VA Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Honors & Awards:

  • 2008 - Distinguished Service recognition (External Advisory Committee) / NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health, Jackson State University
  • 1999 - Career Development Award / Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • 2019 - Excellence in Research Awards / Gold Research Award, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Research

Research Overview:

Basic Research: role of cell-fate determination (differentiation, apoptosis regulation, metabolic programming, etc.) in cancer biology
Clinical/Translational Research: role of gene x environment interactions in modification of genetic disorders; role of genomics in population health