Chief Visionary Officer, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation
Susan M. Love, MD, MBA, has dedicated her professional life to the eradication of breast cancer. As chief visionary officer of Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, she oversees an innovative research program centered on breast cancer cause and prevention. She is also a clinical professor of surgery at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. One of the founders of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, Dr. Love is well known as a trusted guide to women worldwide through the Foundation’s ImPatient Science™ education program and her books, including Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book, now in its sixth edition. The Foundation’s recent groundbreaking initiatives include the Army of Women®, developed to partner women and scientists to accelerate translational research, and the Health of Women (HOW) Study™, an online cohort study aimed at identifying the cause of breast cancer. Among the Foundation’s collaborative research projects are the development of an NIH-funded self-reading ultrasound technology for triage of palpable breast lumps, an analysis of the anatomy of the breast ductal system, and an investigation into the microbiome of the breast ducts. Dr. Love received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York. She trained at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital, was an early member of the Multidisciplinary Breast Center at Dana Farber Cancer Center, and founded the Faulkner Breast Center and the Revlon UCLA Breast Center. She received her business degree from the Executive MBA program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.