Don S. Dizon is a Professor of Medicine at Brown University | Director of Breast and Pelvic Malignancies Program. He is a medical oncologist specializing in the care of women with breast or gynecologic cancers, survivorship particularly as it pertains to sexual health for men and women with cancer, patient engagement, and social media. He grew up on the Pacific Island of Guam and completed undergraduate and medical school at the University of Rochester in New York. He trained in Internal Medicine at Yale New-Haven Hospital and completed a fellowship in Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC.
He serves as the Director of Women’s Cancers and Director of Hematology-Oncology clinics at Lifespan Cancer Institute and Director of Medical Oncology at Rhode Island Hospital. Additionally, he is the Chair of Digital Engagement for SWOG Oncology Research Network and previously served as the Chair of the Cancer Communications Committee and Social Media Working Group of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
He writes an online column for the journal, The Oncologist, and for ASCO Connection, and his writings have been honored with American Publishing Excellence (APEX) awards. He also was featured in an article on The ASCO Post by Jo Cavallo titled “Predicting Global Cancer Trends in 2021”. Dr. Dizon is on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok @drdonsdizon.