Dr. Sandra Algaze is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology at the University of Southern California focusing on gastrointestinal cancers. Dr. Algaze completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and her clinical fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center where she served as a chief fellow. Her research interests relate to uncovering novel pathways of cancer pathogenesis, development of novel therapies for gastrointestinal tumors and the evaluation of predictive and prognostic risk factors, biomarkers and molecular profiles. She also conducts research addressing health disparities resulting from barriers to specialty care access and underrepresentation of minorities in cancer clinical trials. She was selected to join the inaugural cohort of the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation and National Medical Fellowships.