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Kevin McDonnell, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
NRT 4507 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 7985


Dr. McDonnell's research interests include colon cancer, cancer genetics, functional genomics and personalized cancer medicine. He is a member of American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology.

Dr. McDonnell earned two Master's degrees, one in English Literature and the other in Philosophy. He then went on to successfully complete his medical degree and a PhD in Biophysics, followed by two fellowships in Physiology and Biophysics.


Kure It Foundation Award

Halvorson Family Foundation Award

American Society of Clinical Oncology: Young Investigator Award, 2012

Georgetown Medical Center Research Symposium: Postdoctoral Award, 2003

Quest Diagnostics: Young Investigator Award, 2001

Lombardi Cancer Center Research Exhibition: Postdoctoral Award, 2000-2001

Georgetown University: PhD Dissertation with Distinction, 1997

Lawrence Lillenfield Award in Physiology

The Academy of Medicine of Washington D.C.: First Place, Bioethics Writing Competition, 1995

Georgetown University Medical Center: Predoctoral Award, 1995

Proctor and Gamble: Award for Meritorious Research, 1993


Increased yield of actionable mutations using multi-gene panels to assess hereditary cancer susceptibility in an ethnically diverse clinical cohort. Cancer Genet. 2016 Apr; 209(4):130-7. View in: PubMed

A novel BAP1 mutation is associated with melanocytic neoplasms and thyroid cancer. Cancer Genet. 2016 Mar; 209(3):75-81. View in: PubMed

A Cross-Cancer Genetic Association Analysis of the DNA Repair and DNA Damage Signaling Pathways for Lung, Ovary, Prostate, Breast, and Colorectal Cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 Jan; 25(1):193-200. View in: PubMed

Corrigendum: genome-wide association study of colorectal cancer identifies six new susceptibility loci. Nat Commun. 2015 Oct 26; 6:8739. View in: PubMed

Genome-wide association study of colorectal cancer identifies six new susceptibility loci. Nat Commun. 2015 Jul 07; 6:7138. View in: PubMed

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