Ruth Oratz is clinical associate professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. She is also the founder and director of The Women’s Oncology & Wellness Practice in New York City. Oratz is a board-certified medical oncologist, who specializes in treating women with breast cancer and those at high risk for cancer. A fellow of the American College of Physicians, Oratz graduated from Radcliffe College/Harvard University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completing her post-doctoral training in internal medicine and medical oncology at the NYU School of Medicine.
In addition to teaching, Oratz has been involved in clinical research and is widely published in her field. Her current research activities include clinical trials with novel agents for all stages of breast cancer, genomics in the diagnosis of early stage breast cancer, and genetic susceptibility and risk factors for breast cancer. She is on the Breast Cancer Research Committee of US Oncology and serves as an advisor to several national organizations.
Oratz teaches ethics and humanities to medical students and house-officers both in the lecture hall and at the bedside. Committed especially to helping women with cancer continue to live their lives fully, she is active both locally and nationally as a health-care educator, appearing on television and radio and lecturing to the public. Oratz was named Physician of the Year by Cancer Care in 2005, and has been listed in “The Best Doctors in America” in Redbook magazine and “The Best Doctors in NYC” in New York magazine.