Kathy J. Helzlsouer, M.D., M.H.S., is a nationally recognized expert in cancer epidemiology, cancer genetic counseling and clinical research. As Director of The Prevention & Research Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Dr. Helzlsouer leads a team of health care specialists who provide cancer risk assessments, conduct clinical research and lead cancer support programs for individuals and families.
Top Doctor in Women’s Health Research and Cancer Recovery
Dr. Helzlsouer is committed to the health and wellness of patients with cancer, especially women. Her Center’s clinical research has been focused on breast, ovarian and colon cancer and hereditary cancer syndromes like Lynch Syndrome and those that affect the uterus, thyroid and kidneys.
Dr. Helzlsouer and her team provide unique services that keep The Prevention & Research Center at Mercy on the forefront of national efforts in cancer prevention, early detection and long-term disease management. Dr. Helzlsouer also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Award-Winning Leader in Cancer Research
Dr. Helzlsouer has been recognized for her expertise in cancer genetic counseling and cancer research:
- Martin D. Abeloff Award for Excellence in Public Health and Cancer Control, Maryland State Council on Cancer Control
- Governor Citation, Maryland’s Cancer Control Council
- State service award recipient, Cancer Control Efforts in Maryland
- Top Doctor in Genetics by Baltimore magazine