ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rebecca Sutphen, MD, FACMG, president and chief medical officer of InformedDNA, a leading provider of genetic benefit services, has been named one of the top ten cancer medical geneticists in the United States in Newsweek's "Top Cancer Doctors 2015" list.
Newsweek, in conjunction with Castle Connolly Medical LTD, published the list of the "Top Cancer Doctors 2015" in a special cancer issue on July 23. Castle Connolly received nearly 100,000 peer nominations, from which 2,600 leading cancer specialists were selected for the "Top Cancer Doctors 2015" list.
"This recognition by my peers is an honor that speaks to the quality of services provided by our national team of dedicated clinical genetics specialists at InformedDNA," Dr. Sutphen said.
Dr. Sutphen is certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics in clinical genetics and molecular genetics. She has broad expertise in genetic conditions affecting both adults and children. As an experienced researcher and professor at the University of South Florida, she has received numerous funding awards, including from the American Cancer Society, the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health. She is currently co-leading the national American BRCA Outcomes & Utilization of Testing (ABOUT) Patient-Powered Research Network funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in collaboration with Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), the leading national advocacy organization for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in the U.S.
"As accomplished as Rebecca is, it's no surprise that she has been selected as one of America's top cancer geneticists. InformedDNA is incredibly fortunate to have her as a key member of our executive team. We're able to continuously utilize her genetics expertise to provide our customers with market-leading services and expand our presence as a leader in this rapidly growing and changing environment of personalized medicine," said InformedDNA's CEO, David Nixon.
About InformedDNA: InformedDNA helps individuals and healthcare providers accurately interpret family health history and genetics, bringing the promise of personalized healthcare to life. InformedDNA is the authority on the appropriate use of genetic testing – leveraging the expertise of the largest network of independent board-certified genetics specialists to help ensure health plans, hospitals, employers, community clinicians and patients all have access to the highest quality genetic services. InformedDNA's key offerings include clinical genetic counseling, genetic testing utilization management, and personalized hereditary risk assessment and prevention solutions. For more information, visit InformedDNA.com.
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