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Elizabeth Comen, MD

Medical Oncologist and Associate Professor of Medicine, NYU Langone/Grossman School of Medicine

Dr. Elizabeth Comen has dedicated her medical career to saving women’s lives. An award-winning, internationally sought-after clinician and physician-scientist, Dr. Comen is a Medical Oncologist specializing in breast cancer and an Associate Professor of Medicine at NYU Langone/Grossman School of Medicine. She earned her BA in the History of Science from Harvard College and her MD from Harvard Medical School, then completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and her fellowship in oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  


Recognized for her compassion and easy-to-comprehend communication with patients, Dr. Comen is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Department of Defense Breakthrough Award for Breast Cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award, and multiple grants from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, among others. Her research has been published in prestigious scientific journals, including Nature, Cancer Cell, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and The Journal of National Cancer Institute. Chosen as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in New York since 2017, she has also been featured as a New York Magazine Top Doctor multiple years in a row.  


Dr. Comen has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, ABC News, NY1, Wall Street Journal online, Fox News, and other news and print outlets, such as The New York Times,, Elle magazine, and Self magazine. A tireless advocate for women’s health care, she is the author of the national bestseller: All in Her Head: The Truth and Lies Early Medicine Taught Us About Women’s Bodies and Why It Matters Today.


All Sessions by Elizabeth Comen, MD

8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
Grand Station Ballroom

Opening Keynote