Rachna T Shroff, MD, MS

Therapeutic Development Program


Dr. Shroff is an Associate Professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, Chief, Section of GI Medical Oncology. Previously, she was on faculty at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX where she specialized in pancreatic and biliary cancers. While there, she helped build a thriving clinical and research program in biliary tract malignancies. Dr. Shroff completed her fellowship in medical oncology at MD Anderson. She simultaneously obtained a Master's Degree during this time. She did her internal medicine residency at Washington University where she also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Shroff earned her MD from Jefferson Medical College. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry from Brown University.

Cancer Focus

Dr. Shroff has focused her career on clinical and translational research in GI malignancies. She has been the Principal Investigator on a number of trials in this space. She has established herself a leading expert in pancreatic and biliary cancer and is the national P.I. on a SWOG phase III study in this disease. Dr. Shroff has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications and she has been invited to give platform presentations on pancreatic and biliary cancers across the world. In addition, Dr. Shroff is the leader of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Disease Oriented Team at University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC). She also serves as the Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office.