Mary "Nora" L. Disis M.D.

 Mary "Nora"  L. Disis M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Medical Oncology




Dr. Disis is a UW professor of medicine in oncology and associate dean of translational science in the UW School of Medicine. She directs the Institute of Translational Health Science and the Center for Translational Medicine in Women's Health.

Patient Care Philosophy

Patients and physicians must work as partners in the process of improving health, especially in the field of oncology. All aspects of clinical care as well as cutting-edge research must be brought to the table to improve outcomes for cancer patients.

Personal Interests

Reading, cooking and biking.

Clinical Interests

Vaccines and immunotherapy for cancer, specifically breast cancer vaccines.  Research on role of human immune system in battling cancer.

Scope of Care

Research practice focusing on immune-based therapies for common cancers, in particular breast and ovarian cancer.


Univ. of NebraskaMedical education1986


Board Certifications

American Board of Internal MedicineMedical Oncology1997
American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine1989
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