Rachel Grisham, MD

Dr. Rachel Grisham is an Assistant Attending within the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and an Instructor in Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. She completed her undergraduate education at Rutgers University where she graduated as the class valedictorian and received the Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar Award, the Robert E. Galbraith Merit Scholarship, The Rutgers University Alumni Merit Scholarship, the Aresty Research Scholarship, and the William B. Foster Award in Biological Sciences.

While obtaining her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine, she spent a year as a Howard Hughes Medical Fellow performing research focused on elucidating the mechanism of action of an oncolytic attenuated poliovirus in the laboratory of Dr. Matthias Gromeier. While at Duke, Dr. Grisham also received the Duke Academic Senior Award and the Obstetrics and Gynecology Chairman’s Scholars Award. Dr. Grisham performed her Internal Medicine internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She then came to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she served as the Chief Fellow of the Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Program and initiated her current research program under the guided mentorship of Dr. Carol Aghajanian. Dr. Grisham subsequently joined the Gynecologic Medical Oncology Service in 2012.

Dr. Grisham’s laboratory research focuses on determining the molecular drivers of low-grade serous ovarian cancer while her clinical research involves the development of targeted treatment strategies for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer. In addition to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Liz Tilberis Grant, Dr. Grisham has received an ASCO Merit Award, a Cycle for Survival Award, and a Translational and Integrative Medicine Research Fund Grant to support her current research efforts.