Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, is Professor, Deputy Chair, and Residency Program Director in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan.
She graduated first in her class from Harvard College and then pursued her medical training at Harvard Medical School. She also served as a fellow in the Center for Ethics at Harvard University and completed her doctorate in Social Policy at Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar.
Her social scientific research includes research into issues of bioethics related to cancer care (including the ethics of big data collection and use in learning health systems, resource allocation, conflicts of interest, and the ethics of fundraising from grateful patients) and gender equity, including studies of women's representation in the medical profession, challenges, and supportive interventions. Also an active clinical trialist and health services researcher, Dr. Jagsi’s medical research focuses on improving the quality of care received by breast cancer patients, both by advancing the ways in which breast cancer is treated with radiation and by advancing the understanding of patient decision-making, cost, and access to appropriate care.
Dr. Jagsi is the author of over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and her research is actively funded by multiple independent grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Doris Duke Foundation, and other philanthropic foundations. She has served on the Steering Committee of the AAMC's Group on Women in Medicine in Science and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Steering Committee of the Early Breast Cancer Trialists Collaborative Group, the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and JAMA Oncology, and numerous other influential national professional committees. Dr. Jagsi's contributions have been recognized with her election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation.
Originally a Texas native, Dr. Jagsi resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband John Pottow, Professor of Law in bankruptcy and commercial law at the University of Michigan Law School, and their two children.