Dr. W. Michael Korn, MD is an expert in the management of gastrointestinal cancers. He administers medical treatments, such as chemotherapy and targeted therapies. He also performs diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies. Dr. Korn is the Chair of the UCSF Molecular Tumor Board and involved in expanding the UCSF Precision Oncology Program. He is the lead investigator of clinical trials exploring new treatments for gastrointestinal cancers. His laboratory is involved in research to develop combination therapies for gastrointestinal and breast cancer, based on the analysis of signal transduction pathways.
A native of Germany, Korn earned a medical degree at the University of Marburg and the University of Dusseldorf in Germany. He completed a medical internship at the University of Bern in Switzerland and concluded training at the University of Essen's West German Cancer Center. He is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology and holds a position as Clinical Professor of Medicine in Gastroenterology and Hematology and Oncology at UCSF.