Erin Gillespie

Erin GillespieErin received her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from Yale University where she investigated the role of microRNAs in HER2+ breast cancer under the guidance of radiation oncologist Dr. Joanne Weidhaas for her senior thesis. She also played varsity soccer and received the Gerald R. Ford scholar-athlete award from her residential college. This award was fitting as she then ventured to President Ford’s home state of Michigan to attend medical school at the University of Michigan on a Dean’s Scholarship. In Ann Arbor she developed an enthusiasm for college football as well as outcomes and comparative effectiveness research in clinical oncology, with medical oncologist Dr. Jennifer Griggs and radiation oncologist Dr. Lori Pierce as valuable mentors. She then ventured back west for residency, having been born in LA and later moving to Anchorage, Alaska. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington and is currently a PGY-4 in Radiation Oncology at UC San Diego. She is active in clinical research in breast and gynecologic cancers as well as in quality assurance and education. Outside of the clinic, she escapes to the mountains for backpacking and skiing whenever a long weekend strikes. In San Diego she has continued playing soccer recreationally while working on her golf game and taking up sailing. She currently serves on the ACRO Residency Committee as Membership Coordinator and is involved in the Education Subcommittee.