Jun Mao, MD, MSCE, was named President of the Society for Integrative Oncology at the Society's International Conference on November 15, 2015, in Boston, Massachusetts.
For the past year, he served as President-Elect of this international multi-disciplinary healthcare organization. Dr. Mao is the Chief of Integrative Medicine Service at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.
As a board certified family physician and licensed physician acupuncturist, Dr. Mao's clinical care has focused on integrative medicine and acupuncture for symptom management in cancer patients and survivors. His research focuses on investigating the effects, mechanisms, and integration of complementary medicine for symptom management among cancer patients and survivors. His recent work includes investigating electro-acupuncture on pain management for breast cancer patients with arthralgia from the class of medication known as aromatase inhibitors. Dr. Mao’s work has been funded by National Cancer Institute, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, American Cancer Society, and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. He has more than 80 peer-reviewed publications in leading oncology journals such as Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer, and Breast Cancer Research.
Prior to his appointment to Memorial Sloan Kettering, he was Associate Professor and Director of Integrative Medicine for the departments of Family Medicine and Community Health and Epidemiology, and Director of Integrative Oncology Initiative, Abramson Cancer Center, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Mao was co-editor of a special monograph developed by SIO titled, "The Role of Integrative Oncology in Cancer Survivorship," in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), which was published online in November 2014.
A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Mao received his medical training at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and his MSCE from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Epidemiology. He also studied at the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center and the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and received his Certification for Medical Acupuncture for Physicians from the UCLA/Helms Medical Institute.