Colorectal Cancer Advisory Board

Christina Wu, MD

Lead

Dr. Wu is Associate Professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. She received her Medical Degree from Trinity College in Ireland. She completed her residency at University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, and her fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2016, Dr. Wu was Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology at The Ohio State University. A board certified medical oncologist, Dr. Wu specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. Her research involves both translational and clinical studies, focusing on radiosensitizers for rectal cancer, analyzing colorectal cancers that carry microsatellite instable characteristics, and enhancing efficacy of immunotherapy in GI cancers.

 

Kristen Ciombor, MD, MSCI

Dr. Ciombor is Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology within the Department of Internal Medicine at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. She received her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, FL. She completed her internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Medical Center/Miami VA Medical Center. She then completed her fellowship in hematology/oncology at Vanderbilt, where she also graduated with a Master’s of Science in Clinical Investigation. Prior to joining the Vanderbilt faculty in 2017, Dr. Ciombor was Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology at the Ohio State University. A board certified medical oncologist, Dr. Ciombor specializes in the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal cancers. Her research involves the design and implementation of clinical trials for GI malignancies, and colorectal cancer in particular. She also has a research interest in the genomics of colorectal cancer and translational medicine.