Katherine Fuh, MD, PhD
John A. Kerner Chair in Gynecologic Oncology, UCSF
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCSF
Dr. Katherine Fuh is a gynecologic oncologist who specializes in diagnosing and managing cancers of the female reproductive system, including advanced ovarian and uterine cancers. Her expertise includes chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy.
As a physician-scientist, Fuh studies how to improve outcomes for patients with ovarian or uterine cancer. She is nationally known for her use of molecular biomarkers (measurable biological indicators of disease) to guide and personalize therapy. Her laboratory focuses on identifying biomarkers associated with treatment resistance in patients with ovarian cancer and developing targeted therapies to overcome the resistance. She has been involved in numerous clinical trials (studies that use human volunteers to evaluate promising treatments) and is the principal investigator for one of the first clinical trials of a new drug for patients with treatment-resistant metastatic ovarian cancer. She is also the principal investigator on multiple research projects that received grants from various federal funders and foundations. She has published many scientific papers on gynecologic cancers, and her research has advanced how doctors approach treating these diseases.