Paula R. Pohlmann, MD, PhD, is a board-certified medical oncologist with more than 20 years of experience in cancer treatment and research. In her clinic at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Pohlmann treats patients with breast cancer, and also conducts phase I, II and III clinical trials involving any malignancy, in particular breast, gastrointestinal and gynecologic.
The recipient of many grants focused on breast cancer, gynecological cancer, molecular targets and immunotherapy, Dr. Pohlmann has published extensively. She currently leads several clinical trials developing new diagnostic biomarkers and therapies.
Dr. Pohlmann's Philosophy of Care
I work methodically to provide each patient with exceptional cancer care and treatment. To start, I review all previous treatment with my patients. I seek to understand my patients' expectations and wishes and then discuss available therapies with them, including innovative treatments and alternatives. These discussions help me develop a personalized treatment plan based on cutting edge scientific evidence that may offer solutions for each patient's condition.
My work aims to return every person with cancer back to a normal, healthy life quickly, by providing the most advanced, professional, sensitive and compassionate patient care available.