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Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine

Susan J. Knox, M.D., Ph.D., is a consultant to InterWest Health Partners. She has been a part of the firm’s Healthcare team since 1998. Dr. Knox is the cofounder of RadioRx/EpicentRx. She brings more than 20 years of experience working in the medical field, focusing on radiation oncology and transitional medicine. Dr. Knox is an Associate Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Within the School of Medicine, she is part of the training programs in cancer biology, immunology, and molecular pharmacology, as well as an Advising Dean. Dr. Knox is also a member of the Stanford University Bio X program and Comprehensive Cancer Center. At the Cancer Center, she is a physician in the Clinical Department of Radiation Oncology, a member of the Cancer Biology and Translational Oncology Programs, director of the Protocol Review and Monitoring System, and chair of the Data and Safety Monitoring Committee. In addition, Dr. Knox has published over 140 peer-reviewed scientific articles focused on radiation oncology, radiobiology, targeted therapies, and novel radiosensitizers. She has filed thirteen patents and has received national awards and recognition for research. In addition, Dr. Knox was on the Selection Committee for the Charles F. Kettering Award from the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation, and was named a Lazard Faculty Scholar. She has served on numerous educational, scientific, and translational medicine committees within national and international organizations and societies in addition to editorial boards for several academic journals.

At the beginning of her career, Dr. Knox served as a medical intern at University of California, Davis Medical Center and was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University Hospital in the Departments of Medical and Radiation Oncology. She served her residency at Stanford University Hospital in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Knox holds a Ph.D. in microbiology from UC Davis, an M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine, and a B.A. from University of California, Berkeley.