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Dr. Karen Fields is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Fields is not currently seeing new patients. Dr. Fields is leading Moffitt’s efforts to improve the quality of care for cancer patients by implementing clinical pathways, quality assurance programs and clinical trials at other centers throughout Florida and the region. She was a founding member of the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at Moffitt and has served in several leadership positions at Moffitt including Chief of Medicine Service, Medical Director of Information Technology and Medical Director of Affiliate Relations. Dr. Fields returned to Moffitt in 2011 following time spent as the Vice President of Global Academic Programs at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the President and CEO of Cancer Therapy and Research Center in San Antonio. Dr. Fields’ early research focused on the role of high dose therapy for the treatment of breast cancer and other cancers. In the laboratory, she co-developed and validated a method for the detection of breast cancer cells in the blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes. Additionally, her research efforts have also included studies to understand the psychological and cognitive effects of therapy with interventions aimed at improving the quality of life for patients with breast cancer and other malignancies. Dr. Fields has published more than 80 articles and book chapters in prestigious journals. Dr. Fields has received many honors throughout her career and is consistently named one of the Best Doctors in America and one of America’s Top Doctors for Cancer.
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