Don S. Dizon received his undergraduate training at the University of Rochester where he graduated Cum Laude. He stayed on for medical school and then completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital. After a year as part of the faculty in the Yale Primary Care Program he completed a fellowship in Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center and went on to join the faculty in the Developmental Therapeutics Section and the Gynecologic Oncology Disease Management Team. He is the recipient of an American Society of Clinical Oncology Career Development award for his work in ovarian cancer. In 2003 he became the Director of Medical Oncology at The Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital/Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Sensing a need of female cancer patients in the region to access specialized care following cancer treatment he started the state’s first center dedicated to sexuality, intimacy, and fertility along with Dr. Doreen Wiggins. Nationally he remains Involved in both breast and gynecogic research and advocacy as president of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, committee member in the Gynecologic Oncology Group, and member of the Breast Task Force in the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.
Dr. Dizon is a board certified medical oncologist with a limited practice to women with gynecologic or breast cancer. In 2005 he helped to launch a Program in sexuality and intimacy for women with cancer called The Center for Sexuality, Intimacy, and Fertility, which remains the state’s only resource for sexual health evaluation and treatment for women with cancer. His research interests are extensive and he is active investigator in both breast and gynecologic cancers, serving as the current President of the National Consortium of Breast Centers and a member on multiple committees of the Gynecologic Oncology Group, the NIH sponsored cooperative group for women with cancer. He is currently the co-Principle Investigator of an NIH funded grant evaluating the Social Networks of Women with Cancer. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
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