University of California San Diego
Dr. Rana R. McKay is Medical Oncologist an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Diego. Her primary research interests include the design and implementation of clinical trials to advance the treatment of patients with genitourinary cancers. As a clinical investigator, she is committed to advancements in cancer care that will improve the lives of cancer patients. Furthermore, she is interested in understanding mechanisms of response and resistance to specific cancer therapies. Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed publications such as the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, and Cancer, among others. Additionally, Dr. McKay serves as the Genitourinary Oncology Disease Team Co-Leader. She is responsible for coordinating clinical, research, and educational programing within the Genitourinary Oncology Disease Team including strategies to improve the delivery of patient care and expand the clinical and translational research portfolio within the group. Furthermore, Dr. McKay instructs medical students, residents, and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Before joining UC San Diego Health in 2016, Dr. McKay was a Medical Oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. McKay completed a Fellowship in Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at John Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. McKay earned her Medical Degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida.
Friday, May 3
9:20 AM – 9:50 AM