Dame’ Idossa

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation


Administrator Info
Name: Ms. J. Knapp
Phone: 612-626-1422
Fax:  612-625-6919
Email: jknapp@umn.edu
Mail: 420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 480, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Dr. Damé Idossa is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and a Breast Oncologist in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Idossa is a native of Ethiopia and immigrated to Minnesota at the age of 8. Dr. Idossa is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion and has a long-standing commitment to serving vulnerable populations. Her research interests focus on disparities in cancer care, breast cancer in young women, and increasing access to clinical trials. She also studies workforce development, particularly the mentorship experiences of underrepresented trainees in hematology/oncology subspecialties. Dr. Idossa has received many awards to support her research, including a merit award from the ASCO foundation and a T32 research fellowship from the NIH. She has published numerous articles in medical journals related to her research interests.

Research Summary

  • Breast Cancer
  • Health Disparities
  • Workforce Diversity

Teaching Summary

Breast Cancer

Clinical Summary

Breast Cancer

Professional Memberships

American College of Physicians (ACP), 2015 - Present
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2018 - Present