Dr. Robin Kate Kelley is a gastrointestinal oncologist who specializes in cancers arising from the liver, including hepatocellular carcinoma, bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), and gallbladder carcinoma. Her research interests include developing clinical trials of new treatments and combination therapies for these cancers, including immunotherapy approaches as well as translational research to identify molecular and genetic biomarkers of response. Dr. Kelley graduated from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and completed a residency at UCLA, where she was chief resident in internal medicine. She then completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCSF.
Dr. Kelley received an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Merit Award in 2009, an ASCO Young Investigator Award in 2010, and the National Cancer Institute Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award in 2014. She has authored numerous publications about treatments for advanced liver and bile duct cancers. She is involved in many organizations dedicated to improving the outcomes for patients with primary liver cancers, including National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guideline panel for Liver Cancers, the National Cancer Institute Hepatobiliary Cancer Task Force, the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation Scientific and Medical Advisory Board, and the International Liver Cancer Association Education Committee.