Director of Women's Cancers
Bobbi Olson Endowed Chair in Ovarian Cancer Research
Program co-leader, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, The University of Arizona Cancer Center
Professor and Director of Gynecologic Oncology
Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Arizona
Dr. Chambers received her BS and MD degrees from Brown University. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Yale University. She remained at Yale as a member of the faculty until 2004. During her tenure at Yale, she was Director of the Gynecologic Oncology fellowship program and, until recently, was the only woman professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Throughout her career, Dr. Chambers has served on many national and regional committees, grant review panels and study sections. She is an examiner for the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and has served as President of the New England Association of Gynecologic Oncologists. She has authored over 80 peer reviewed publications and chapters.
Dr. Chambers is one of the few gynecologic oncologist physician-scientists in the country, active as both a researcher and clinical gynecologic oncologist, evaluating oncology patients at The University of Arizona Cancer Center. Her research laboratory, which is funded by both the National Cancer Institute and Department of Defense, is devoted to understanding the molecular basis for breast and ovarian cancer invasion and metastasis.
Dr. Chambers moved to Tucson to become director of the newly created Division of Women's Cancers at The University of Arizona Cancer Center. Her current role is to develop a comprehensive Women's Cancers program, encompassing both research and clinical practice in the areas of breast and gynecologic cancers. Her multidisciplinary division is comprised of gynecologic oncologists, surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and translational and basic science researchers. Collectively, these experts seek to deliver exemplary, cutting-edge care to women throughout the Southwest who either have cancer or are at risk for developing this disease.