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Elena Stoffel

MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

MD Harvard Medical School
MPH Harvard School of Public Health
BA Yale University

I am an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Cancer Genetics Clinic at the University of Michigan. My clinical and research focus is cancer prevention and the role of genetic factors on cancer risk. My work examines the impact of genetic risk assessment on health behaviors and outcomes of individuals with inherited predisposition to gastrointestinal cancer. I lead our institution’s multidisciplinary clinical program in cancer genetics and am Principal Investigator of a NCI Cancer Moonshot U01 focused on expanding access to genetics specialty services throughout the state of Michigan. I am a collaborator with the NCI-funded Great Lakes New England Clinical Validation Center of the Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) and am PI of the U-M Cancer Genetics Registry. I lead the Rogel Cancer Center’s multidisciplinary clinical program in cancer genetics and lead our cancer prevention clinical research team. As a gastrointestinal endoscopist, I oversee screening/surveillance for hundreds of individuals with hereditary predisposition to cancer and conduct clinical trials testing the impact of various chemoprevention agents for prevention of gastrointestinal neoplasia. 


Cancer Genetics Registry

University Affiliation(s)

Rogel Cancer Center

Community and Professional Affiliation(s)


Research Area(s)

Genetics / Genomics / other OMICS


  • Co-investigator of: Genetic Predisposition of Leiomyosarcoma (LMS): A pathway to improved understanding of cancer biology and new approaches to diagnosis and treatment
  • Co-investigator of: Targeting ' stemness ' for cancer prevention and therapy
  • Principal investigator of: Assessment of non-invasive biomarkers & optimal screening strategies for detection of early-onset colorectal cancer