Dr. Lori Wilson

Living with MBC


 Dr. Wilson, Division Chief of Surgical Oncology, Howard University Hospital works with a multidisciplinary team to provide treatments tailored to each patient. Her expertise includes the treatment of breast, endocrine tumors, soft tissue, gastrointestinal and cutaneous neoplasms. Her work has been published in many peer-reviewed journals and focuses on discovering novel biomarkers and elucidating the causes for disparities in clinical outcomes. 

After helping hundreds of cancer patients, Dr. Wilson watched both of her parents battle the disease. In 2013, Dr. Wilson’s life changed when she was diagnosed with two different types of breast cancer. As she entered treatment, caring for her 18-month-old baby son, Dr. Wilson agreed to share her journey for the documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies”.
Once disease-free, Dr. Wilson’s priority was to leverage her journey to serve patients and share her unique perspective with surgical residents. She works tirelessly to shed light on breast cancer disparities and serves as a Susan G. Komen African-American Health Equity Initiative Ambassador.

Dr. Wilson earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctor of Medicine degrees from Georgetown University. In addition to her residency at Howard University Hospital, she also was a noted surgical oncology fellow at the John Wayne Cancer Institute.