Robert Carlson received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine, and did his internship and junior residency in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He joined the faculty at Stanford after his fellowship and is professor of medicine there, as well as associate chief for clinical affairs, Division of Oncology. His primary areas of investigation include breast cancer clinical trials and the use of computer-based systems to assist health care providers in the delivery of care. Dr. Carlson is chair of the Breast Cancer Guidelines Committee and the Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Guidelines Committee for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
"Participation in efforts such as Breastcancer.org is crucial to effectively educating patients and health care providers about state-of-the-art breast cancer evaluation and treatment," he says. "Together, the educated patient and health care provider make a productive, effective partnership."