Katherine Fuh, MD, PhD

Katherine Fuh, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director of Basic and Translational Research, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Washington University, St. Louis

Katherine C. Fuh MD, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University, St. Louis. She is also the Director of Basic and Translational Research for the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. She is an active member of the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center Mechanisms of Cancer Biology Program (MCBP). She also serves on the Admissions and Steering Committee for the Cancer Biology (CB) PhD program at Washington University, St. Louis. Dr. Fuh directs a translational lab that focuses on ovarian and uterine cancer particularly in novel therapeutics and improving sensitivity to chemotherapy incorporating the tumor microenvironment. Her laboratory work has resulted in development of clinical trials for the treatment of ovarian cancer.

She graduated from Johns Hopkins University and obtained her M.D. at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She then completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford University and then entered the combined Gynecologic Oncology fellowship program at University of California/San Francisco (UCSF) and Stanford. She is a graduate of the ARTS (Advanced Residency Training at Stanford) program. During this time, she combined clinical fellowship with advanced research training to complete a PhD degree in Cancer Biology at Stanford University. She was also a NIH-supported Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) Scholar. Dr. Fuh’s research on ovarian cancer has been funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), American Cancer Society (ACS), Mary Kay Foundation, Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC), American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), and Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) Foundation. She serves on study sections for the NCI and Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program.