Dr. Filipa Lynce, MD

Dr. Filipa Lynce, MD

Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, French, English
Fax: (202) 444-1229

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Specialties
  • Medical Oncology; board certified
  • Breast Oncology
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal mammogram
  • atypical ductal hyperplasia
  • brca
  • breast cancer
  • breast cancer follow up
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Procedures I Perform
  • chemoradiation
  • mammogram
About the Provider

I am a medical oncologist with expertise in caring for patients with breast cancer. I obtained my medical degree at Universidade Nova de Lisboa in my home country, Portugal. After that, I moved to the U.S. to continue my training, and I completed my residency and fellowship in Washington D.C., at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. My primary clinical and research interest is in novel therapies and clinical trials for breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer, health disparities, and cancer genetics.

During my training, I developed a clinical trial to evaluate the cardiac safety of HER2 targeted therapies in patients with mildly reduced cardiac function for which I received a Young Investigator Award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation/Breast Cancer Research Foundation. My other projects have focused on studying deleterious BRCA1/2 mutations in African American women who underwent genetic testing for hereditary breast-ovarian cancer and the cardiac toxicity of anthracyclines in women with BRCA1/2 mutations. I am optimist about the future of patients diagnosed with breast cancer as we learn more about the different subtypes of the disease and new drugs with meaningful impact in our patients lives become available.

Education
  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2014)
  • Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2011)
  • Medical School: Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa (2004)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Awards

2013 - Young Investigator Award Conquer Cancer Foundation/American Society of Clinical Oncology

2013 - Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Achievement Award

2011 - Best Resident, Peer Recognition Award, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/MedStar Washington Hospital Center Internal Medicine Residency Program

2009 - Best Intern 2008-2009, Peer Recognition Award, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/MedStar Washington Hospital Center Internal Medicine Residency Program

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Practice Locations
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: (202) 444-2198
    Fax: (202) 444-1229

    Accepting New Patients
  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    Floor 2
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: (202) 877-3901
    Fax: (202) 877-8113

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Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital