Jacksonville, Florida


perez.edith@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Edith A. Perez, M.D., is the Serene M. and Frances C. Durling Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Dr. Perez is a cancer specialist and an internationally known translational researcher. Her roles extend nationally, including group vice chair of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology and other positions within the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Perez has authored more than 700 research articles in journals, books and abstracts and is invited frequently to lecture at national and international meetings. Dr. Perez serves on the editorial boards of multiple academic journals.

Focus areas

  • Dr. Perez is developing a wide range of clinical trials exploring targeted therapeutic agents for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer.
  • Dr. Perez is leading studies to evaluate the role of genetic biomarkers in the development, aggressiveness and therapeutic efficacy of therapies for breast cancer.

Significance to patient care

Dr. Perez's goal is to enhance the understanding of biological markers and pathways that drive breast cancer growth and development, as well as speed up access to personalized therapies. This joint commitment reinforces the pursuit to advance cancer genomics and improve patient care.

Professional highlights

  • Board of directors, American Association for Cancer Research, 2015-2018
  • Claude Jacquillat Award, 2014
  • Girls Inc. of Jacksonville, Women of Vision award, 2013
  • Susan G. Komen Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction in Clinical Research, 2013
  • 26.2 with Donna Foundation research award, 2009-2014
  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation grant award, 1998-2014
  • Arnolta Johnston "Mama" Williams Lifetime Achievement Award at the EVE Awards, 2011


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine

Administrative Appointment

  1. Supplemental, Department of Cancer Biology

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medicine


  1. Fellow - Hematology and Oncology Martinez VA Medical Center, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis
  2. Division of National Health Services Corps (PHS, NRSA) General Internist Region IX, National Health Service Corps
  3. Resident - Internal Medicine Loma Linda University Medical Center
  4. MD University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
  5. BS - Biology University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

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