Basser Research Center for BRCA

Basser Team

Penn's Basser Research Center is home to a number of specialists who have revolutionized the study of BRCA1 and BRCA2.

Katherine L. Nathanson, MD

Katherine L. Nathanson, MD

Breast cancer with special interest in breast cancer genetics and the management of women with hereditary breast cancer; expertise in the evaluation of breast cancer risk and prevention.

Degree and Institution

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


Associate Professor of Medicine


Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA


Genetics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Board Certifications

Medical Genetics, 1999; Internal Medicine, 1996

Clinical Expertise

Assessing patients at high risk of cancer; managing patients with cancer susceptibility syndromes and other genetic syndromes associated with cancer.

Research Expertise

Genetic susceptibility to cancers including testicular germ cell tumors and breast; somatic genetics of melanoma and renal cancers


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Contact Information

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
South Pavilion, 1st Floor
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia (215) 662-4740



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