Ron Bose, MD, PhD

Ron Bose, MD, PhD

Medical Oncologist

Primary Academic Title

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

As a member of our breast cancer specialist team, Dr. Bose cares for patients diagnosed with breast cancer through treatment and recovery. Learn more about how Dr. Bose and Siteman approach breast cancer diagnosis and staging, treatment and recovery.

Research Interest

HER2-positive breast cancer is a subtype of breast cancer where the HER2/neu tyrosine kinase drives the proliferation of cancer cells by activating a biochemical signaling pathway. We study this pathway using the techniques of proteomics and mass spectometry, coupled with traditional biochemistry and cell biology approaches.


  • 1998: PhD, pharmacology and biochemistry, Cornell University, New York
  • 1999: MD, Cornell University


  • 1999 - 2002: Intern and resident, internal medicine, Washington University, St. Louis
  • 2002 - 2007: Fellow, medical oncology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

Board Certification

  • 2002: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • 2004: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Selected Research Publications

Genetic Alterations Detected by Circulating Tumor DNA in HER2-Low Metastatic Breast Cancer.
  • Hensing WL, Gerratana L, Clifton K, [...] Bose R, [...] Davis AA
  • Clin Cancer Res 2023
Circulating tumour DNA characterisation of invasive lobular carcinoma in patients with metastatic breast cancer.
  • Davis AA, Gerratana L, Clifton K, [...] Bose R, [...] Cristofanilli M
  • EBioMedicine 2022

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Contact Information

  • West St. Louis County

    Medical Office Building 2, 10 Barnes West Drive
    Creve Coeur, MO 63141

  • Illinois

    1418 Cross St.
    Shiloh, IL 62269

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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