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Saranya Chumsri, M.D.

  1. Oncologist


  1. Jacksonville, Florida




Saranya Chumsri, M.D., is a graduate of the top medical school, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. She trained in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein Medical Center as well as Hematology and Oncology at the University of Maryland. With over 63 publications, Dr. Chumsri is an expert in breast cancer research. Her research is focusing on several aspects of breast cancer, including genomics, immunologic, epigenetics, breast cancer stem cells, endocrine resistance, as well as an aggressive form of breast cancer lacking estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and HER2, termed triple negative breast cancer. Dr. Chumsri also is an expert in developing genomic biomarkers, using RNA-seq and NanoString technologies, to predict response to targeted therapy in breast cancer, particularly immune related biomarkers, as well as to identify mechanisms of resistance to targeted therapy. Furthermore, she also developed multiple novel experimental therapeutics in breast cancer through phase I and II clinical trials with specific focus on immunotherapy, cancer vaccines, triple negative breast cancer, and endocrine resistant breast cancer. Combinatorial studies to evaluate the benefit of combining novel therapies in both preclinical and clinical trials.

Dr. Chumsri was awarded to participate in the AACR/ASCO Methods in Clinical Cancer Research (Vail Workshop) in 2007 and Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology (Aspen Workshop) in 2008. She also received a prestigious Career Catalyst Research Grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Dr. Chumsri is the national PI for several clinical trials. In 2019, Dr. Chumsri also received the Outstanding Research Award by Department of Medicine at Mayo Clinic Florida.

As a part of her focus on breast cancer research, Dr. Chumsri is a clinician scientist reviewer for the Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) for the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). She was also the Co-leader disease-oriented group: breast cancer for the University of Chicago Phase II Consortium (P2C) between 2011-2014. Furthermore, Dr. Chumsri also receives several funding supports from the Department of Defense, National Cancer Institute, Foundations, and pharmaceutical companies to conduct novel clinical trials in Immuno Oncology as well as Cancer Vaccine for both treatment and prevention of breast cancer. Currently, Dr. Chumsri is serving as the leader in the Experimental Trials for Precision Medicine at the Jacoby Center for Breast Health at Mayo Clinic Florida. Dr. Chumsri also serve in several important committees at Mayo Clinic Florida, including Cancer Center Scientific Progress Review Subcommittee, Fellowship Program Education Committee, and Clinical Trials Leadership Council. Moreover, Dr. Chumsri is on multiple international steering committees, including (Neo)ALTTO steering committee, ACCRU Consortium Breast Cancer Committee, and the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Immuno-Oncology Committee.

  • Breast cancer
  • Triple negative breast cancer
  • Endocrine therapy resistant breast cancer
  • Epigenetics
  • Cancer stem cells
  1. 2008
    Fellow - Hematology/OncologyUniversity of Maryland Medical Center
  2. 2005
    Resident - Internal MedicineAlbert Einstein Medical Center
  3. 1999
    MDChulalongkorn University


  1. 2008
    Medical OncologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Outstanding Research AwardDepartment of Medicine
  2. 2013
    The Physician Colleague (Attending) - Special Achievement AwardUniversity of Maryland Medical Center
  3. 2008
    ParticipantAACR Molecular Biology Workshop
  4. 2007
    Lynn Sage Foundation Scholar AwardLynn Sage Foundation, Lurie Cancer Center
  5. 2007
    ParticipantAACR-ASCO Workshop, Vail, CO
  6. 2005
    Sonia Stupniker, M.D. Library AwardAlbert Einstein Medical Center
  7. 2002
    Second place in Resident Research CompetitionPhysician Education Foundation, Albert Einstein Medical Center
  8. 2000
    Outstanding StaffMongkut Rayong Hospital
  9. 1999
    Summa Cum LaudeChulalongkorn University
  10. 1998
    Medical Students Congress Travel AwardAin Shams International Medical
  11. 1998
    Honor for Excellence in PediatricsChulalongkorn University
  12. 1998
    Honor for Excellence in OrthopedicsChulalongkorn University
  13. 1996
    Honor for Excellence in SurgeryChulalongkorn University
  14. 1993
    Bronze Medal - 4th INTERNATIONAL BIOLOGY OLYMPIADUniversity of Utrecht
  15. 1993
    Talented Student who created reputation for the countryThai National Children's Day Committee
  16. 1993
    Merit Award from Thai Science and Technology AssociationThai Science and Technology Association
  17. 1993
    Outstanding Youth in Science and Technologies Section of the yearNational Youth Bureau

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    Develop Hematology/Oncology fellowship program curriculum, particularly related to breast cancer.Mayo Clinic Florida Fellowship Program Education Committee
  2. 2020 - present
    Director/DeveloperMayo Clinic Florida Clinical Trials Leadership Council
  3. 2019 - present
    Interview fellow candidates for Hematology/Oncology fellowship programMayo Clinic Florida Fellowship Interview Committee
  4. 2015 - present
    Review protocol amendments and slow accrual protocolsMayo Clinic Cancer Center Scientific Progress Review Subcommittee
  5. 2013
    ReviewerBreakthrough Award Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics-1 Peer Review Panel, Breast Cancer Research Program, Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
  6. 2012
    ReviewerClinical and Experimental Therapeutics-1 Peer Review Panel, Breast Cancer Research Program, Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
  7. 2011 - 2014
    Co-LeadBreast Cancer Group, Phase II Consortium (P2C), University of Chicago
  8. 2011 - present
    ParticipantNational Cancer Institute and Food and Drug Administration
  9. 2010 - 2014
    MemberCancer Research Committee, Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland
  10. 2006 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Association for Cancer Research
  11. 2006 - present
    Associate MemberWomen in Cancer Research, American Association for Cancer Research
  12. 2005 - 2008
    AssociateAmerican Society of Hematology
  13. 2005 - present
    Full MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  14. 2002 - 2005
    AssociateAmerican Medical Association