Rebecca A. Shatsky, M.D.

Medical Oncologist
Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health 


Rebecca A. Shatsky is a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in treating breast cancer. She teaches residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine, conducts breast cancer research at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health and is currently working on launching a phase I clinical trial that focuses on the treatment of locally advanced and metastatic breast cancer. Her research work, funded by a grant from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, targets the ROR1 receptor in breast cancer treatment. 

Her work has been published in Annals of Emergency MedicineCancer Treatment Reviewsand Personalized Medicine in Oncology, among others. She presented on the topic of detecting molecular alternations in breast cancer at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. 

Shatsky completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where she was recognized as an outstanding oncology fellow by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. She completed her residency at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and earned her medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. She is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. 

Dr. Shatsky is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Society of Hematology. 

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband Chris and daughter, Bailey, hiking and traveling.