Seema A Khan, MD

Seema A Khan, MD

Bluhm Family Professor of Cancer Research

Professor of Surgery (Breast Surgery)



NMH/Prentice Women's Hospital Room 4-420
250 E Superior
Chicago IL 60611

skhan( at )

Hospital Affiliations

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Education and Certification

MD: Dow Medical College, Pakistan (1978)
Residency: Saint Agnes Hospital (1982)
Residency: Saint Joseph's Hospital (1984)
Fellowship: Roswell Park Cancer Institute (1986)
Fellowship: Roswell Park Cancer Institute (1989)
Board Certification: Surgery


Description of Interests

I am a surgeon; my main professional goal is to provide surgical treatment for women with breast cancer, those at high risk for it, and those with benign breast problems. To deliver the best surgical care, I strive to help women with breast cancer and those with benign breast conditions understand their disease so that they will make informed treatment decisions that give them the best chance of cure with the best quality of life. In addition to treatment of breast diseases, I have a major clinical and research interest in understanding breast cancer risk and finding safe ways of preventing breast cancer so that I can accurately identify high risk women and help them make the decisions that will leave them with the lowest risk of breast cancer with the best quality of life.

Interests (Keywords)

Breast Cancer; Breast Disease; Epidemiology; Genetic Testing/Counseling; Preventive Medicine; Quality of Life; Surgery; Women's Health

Research and Publications

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