Breast Cancer, Geriatric Oncology
BA Cum Laude: Lafayette College, 1964; MD Summa Cum Laude: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, 1968; Medical Intern: Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 1968-1969; Junior Assistant Resident: Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 1969-1970; Research Fellow in Medicine/Clinical Fellow in Hematology: Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 1972-1973; Fellow in Hematology: Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Boston), 1972-1973; Research Fellow in Hematology: Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 1973-1974; Fellow in Oncology: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 1973-1974; Assistant Professor of Medicine: Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, 1974-1978; Associate Director for Clinical Research, Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University, 1979-1995; Professor of Medicine: Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, 1985-1996; Division Director, Hematology/Oncology: University of Vermont Fletcher Allen Health Care, 1996-2005; Associate Director for Clinical Research: Vermont Cancer Center, 1996-2005; Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 1996-2009; Adjunct Professor of Medicine: University of Vermont College of Medicine, 2009-2012; Professor of Medicine: University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 2009-Present; Director of Geriatric Oncology: Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, 2009-Present; Mary Jones Hudson Distinguished Professor of Geriatric Oncology: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015-Present
Research and Clinical Interests
Dr. Muss has devoted his career to breast cancer research with major interests in treatment of both early and late stages, treatment outcomes, and optimizing care for older women with breast cancer. He also has a major interest in biomarkers of aging and how they might serve as surrogate markers for help in predicting outcomes including toxicity and survival. He has served on numerous committees and boards and has played leadership roles in the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. He serves as the mentor for medical students, medicine residents, junior faculty, and Medical Oncology and Geriatric Oncology fellows. He is committed to working with trainees and mentoring them on research projects focused on breast cancer, geriatric oncology, and specifically outcomes research and translational studies concentrating on interventions to maintain and improve function in older adults treated for with cancer.