The Fourth Summit: Geroscience for the Next Generation

Dr. Sedrak

Dr. Sedrak is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Oncology and Deputy Director of the Center for Cancer and Aging at City of Hope. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Chicago, his medical degree at Rush Medical College, and training in Internal Medicine and Hematology-Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he obtained a master’s degree in Health Policy Research from UPenn. Since joining City of Hope in 2016, Dr. Sedrak has achieved national recognition as a physician-scientist focused on the dynamic interplay between cancer and aging. He is the recipient of three highly sought-after, competitive, and prestigious NIA-funded awards: Butler-Williams, R03 GEMSSTAR, and K76 Beeson grants. The NCI also supported his work with recently awarded R21 and R01 grants.  Dr. Sedrak has also published extensively in high-impact journals, including the Journal of National Cancer Institute, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and JAMA Oncology.  His clinical expertise lies in breast cancer, and he is an invited member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Expert Panel for Older Adults. At City of Hope, he leads a translational, bench-to-bedside research program that studies the interaction between aging and cancer in order to improve cancer therapeutics and reduce the burden of accelerated aging in cancer patients and survivors.