Jennifer Gao, M.D.

Program Committee Chair
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Dr. Gao is a medical oncologist and the Acting Associate Director for Education in the Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE) at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and spent a year in Bonn, Germany, as a J. William Fulbright Fellow before completing her medical degree at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Gao pursued her internal medicine internship and residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by a fellowship in medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), where she also served as Chief Fellow.

In 2016, Dr. Gao joined the FDA as a physician on the breast cancer team. She served as the Acting Breast Team Lead before assuming her current position as the lead of Project Socrates, spearheading the OCE’s efforts of building an educational network to bridge oncology drug development, regulatory science, and policy from the OCE to the public. Dr. Gao’s clinical focus is in breast cancer and she continues to see patients at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.