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Jane E. Churpek, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Co-Director, Comprehensive Cancer Risk and Prevention Program

Jane E. Churpek, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hematologic malignancies and diseases of the bone marrow, including low blood counts, myelodysplastic syndrome, leukemias and bone marrow failure. She also helps individuals and their families understand their risk of developing cancer and ways they can reduce these risks.

Dr. Churpek serves as the primary investigator on multiple studies designed to investigate the genes that may increase an individual's risk of developing cancer. By understanding these genetic factors, she aims to identify better therapies and ways to prevent cancer.

Dr. Churpek received a Young Investigator Award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in 2011 and a Young Investigator Award from the Cancer Research Foundation in 2012.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

Medical School

The Medical College of Wisconsin


The University of Chicago Medicine (internal medicine)


The University of Chicago Medicine (internal medicine)


The University of Chicago Medicine (hematology/oncology)


American Association for Cancer Research
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Hematology

Languages Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-6149

Office Fax

(773) 702-9268

Office Postal Address

Jane E. Churpek, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2115
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Read More About Dr. Churpek

Dr. Churpek spoke about the importance of genetic screenings for breast cancer in an article featured in the Baltimore Sun. Read More.

Under Dr. Churpek’s leadership, a team of researchers found that a high percentage of African American women with breast cancer carry inherited genetic mutations. Learn more about the study, which Dr. Churpek presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Churpek's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.