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Phuong Mai, M.D.

Staff Clinician

Phuong Mai, M.D.

Phuong Mai, M.D.

Organization:National Cancer Institute
Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, Clinical Genetics Branch
Address:NCI Shady Grove
Room 6E540


Dr. Mai graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University Houston in 1992, and received her M.D. degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1997. Dr. Mai completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Tulane University Medical Center in 2000, and her Medical Oncology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2004. During that fellowship, she simultaneously earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Investigation. Most recently, Dr. Mai has completed a special post-doctoral training program in Clinical Cancer Genetics at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, CA. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. Dr. Mai joined the Clinical Genetics Branch of the NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics in October 2006. She is involved in a number of epidemiologic and clinical studies aimed at better understanding familial cancer syndromes, including hereditary breast/ovarian cancer and familial testicular cancer.

Research Interests

Dr. Mai’s research interests include the effects of behavioral factors on cancer risks, early detection and intervention in populations at increased risk of specific cancers, particularly women at increased genetic risk of ovarian cancer, and genetic modifiers of cancer risk.

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