Silvia C. Formenti, M.D., is professor and chairman of the department of radiation oncology at the New York University School of Medicine in New York City. Before joining the NYU faculty in 2000, Dr. Formenti was a tenured associate professor of both Radiation Oncology and Medicine at the University of California School of Medicine in Los Angeles.
Dr. Formenti was born in Milan, Italy, and attended medical school at the Universita degli Studi di Milano. She completed residencies in internal medicine, medical oncology radiology and radiation oncology in Milan, before coming to the United States, where she completed an internship in general medicine and residency in radiation oncology before joining the faculty at USC.
Dr. Formenti has been the principal investigator in many important studies, and has recently received multi-year peer-reviewed grants from the American Cancer Society and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Her extensive research interests include developing a new model for the treatment of locally advanced breast cancer by assessing the molecular characteristics of tumors before starting treatment; and studying novel treatment regimens including hormonal treatment, chemotherapy, and radiation.