Mary E. Edgerton, M.D., Ph.D.
Mary E. Edgerton, M.D., Ph.D. received her B.S. with Highest Honors in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin. She was awarded a Marshall Scholarship to the United Kingdom, and subsequently received her PhD in Biophysics from the University of East Anglia. Following nearly a decade of research in the oil industry, Dr. Edgerton attended the Medical College of Pennsylvania and after graduating completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology and a fellowship in surgical pathology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to research in data mining, bioinformatics, and mathematical model of tumors, she has worked on the development of integrated information platforms for tissue acquisition, clinical annotation, and molecular profiling, and is internationally recognized in the field of tissue informatics. At MD Anderson she has worked on the development of an enterprise system for tissue banking across the institution and is currently working on a catalogue for searching biospecimen availability across the MD Anderson sister institution network. She is a member of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Pathology Electronic Reporting (PERT) Committee, and is the PERT representative to the California Cancer Registry/ California Society of Pathologists (CCR/CSP) Consortium working to automate acquisition of cancer case information by the registry.