John W. Park, MD, is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, and Director of Novel Therapeutics in Breast Oncology at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Park received his AB degree at Harvard College, and MD degree at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Park completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at UCLA Medical Center, and fellowship training in Hematology/Oncology at UCSF Medical Center. Dr. Park was also a visiting scientist at Genentech, Inc., where he worked on the development of trastuzumab (HerceptinTM).
Dr. Park has been the recipient of multiple honors and awards, including the ASCO Young Investigator Award, the Career Development Award from the US Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program, and Top Doctor from US News & World Report. Dr. Park has authored over 130 published papers and authored or edited 18 books/book chapters on cancer research. Dr. Park is also an inventor with multiple US patents relating to new cancer treatments.
Dr. Park’s major research interests include novel targeted cancer therapeutics and new cancer biomarkers. Dr. Park’s research is well known for its discovery and development of targeted therapeutics using nanoparticle/liposome/immunoliposome technologies. These include nanoliposomal irinotecan (nal-IRI, OnivydeTM), which received US FDA approval in 2015, as well as novel immunoliposome drugs. Dr. Park is also a noted expert in the field of circulating tumor cell and biomarker studies.