Editor Profile

Henry Mark Kuerer, MD, PhD, FACS

Associate Editor

About the NEJM Watch Oncology and Hematology Board

Dr. Kuerer, MD, PhD, FACS, is the training Program Director of Breast Surgical Oncology and a tenured Professor of Surgery at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Kuerer is a recognized cancer surgeon and researcher who specializes in the multidisciplinary surgical care of patients with breast cancer. Dr. Kuerer is Chair of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Education Committee and a member of its Executive Committee. He serves as Principal Investigator for the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project at M. D. Anderson, is an Editor of several clinical journals, and is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology. He is a regularly invited speaker at academic, national, and international meetings and has authored or coauthored more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific reports, editorials, and textbook chapters. Dr. Kuerer is Editor-in-Chief of the new definitive McGraw-Hill textbook, Breast Surgical Oncology. Originally from New Jersey, he attended Rutgers College and received his MD and PhD in Molecular Immunology at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, trained in general surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and completed his fellowship training at M. D. Anderson. Dr. Kuerer has been writing for NEJM Journal Watch Oncology and Hematology since 2006.


Speaker's bureau

Physicians’ Education Resource, LLC


McGraw-Hill Professional; UpToDate, Inc.

Grant / Research support

National Cancer Institute

Editorial boards

Annals of Surgical Oncology

Leadership positions in professional societies

NRG Oncology (Institutional PI and Breast Committee); American Society of Breast Surgeons (Editor, cancer management, breast education self-assessment program)