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Mary “Nora” Disis, M.D., is director of the UW Institute of Translational Health Science and the Center for Translational Medicine in Women's Health. She is also associate dean of the UW School of Medicine, dean of Research and Graduate Education, associate dean of Translational Science, Helen B. Slonaker Endowed Professor for Cancer Research, professor of Medicine and Oncology and adjunct professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pathology.

Dr. Disis believes patients and physicians must work as partners, 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.

Dr. Disis earned her M.D. at the University of Nebraska. She is board certified in both Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine. Her research focuses on immune-based therapies for common cancers, in particular breast and ovarian cancer.

Personal Interests

In her free time Dr. Disis enjoys reading, cooking and biking.
Univ. of Nebraska

Medical education, 1986

UW - Dept. of Medical Oncology

Fellowship, Oncology

Univ. of Illinois College of Medicine


Univ. of Illinois College of Medicine

Internship, Internal Medicine

Univ. of Illinois College of Medicine

Residency, Internal Medicine


Board Certifications
  • Medical Oncology, 1997, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, 1989, American Board of Internal Medicine