May 27, 2022

Oluwadamilola “Lola” Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS, FACS

Dr. Fayanju is the Helen O. Dickens Presidential Associate Professor in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Chief of Breast Surgery for the University of Pennsylvania Health System. She is also Surgical Director of the Rena Rowan Breast Center in the Abramson Cancer Center, Director of Health Equity Innovation at the Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation (PC3I), and a Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics (LDI) at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an academic breast surgical oncologist whose research focuses on redressing health disparities; improving prognostication and management of aggressive breast cancer variants; generating value in oncology, particularly through the collection and application of patient-reported outcomes (PROs); and promoting diversity and inclusion in healthcare and research. She received her undergraduate degree in History and Science and an MA in Comparative Literature from Harvard. She received her MD and a master’s of population health sciences (MPHS) from Washington University in St. Louis, where she also completed her residency in General Surgery. She completed fellowship training in Breast Surgical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In 2019, she was recognized by the National Academy of Medicine as an Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar. Her research is supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and she has published in a variety of journals including Annals of Surgery, Cancer, and JAMA.