A clinical professor of medicine and director of the Breast Oncology Clinical Trials Program at UCSF, Hope Rugo received her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1983. She completed a residency in internal medicine and primary care, followed by a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCSF. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in immunology at Stanford University, after which she joined the faculty at UCSF in the Division of Hematology and Oncology. Rugo has been recognized for her excellence in both patient care and in teaching of medical students and training physicians. She has received several awards including the Bank of America Gianini Foundation Award and a UCSF Clinical Cancer Center Investigator Research Program intramural award.