Heather Beckwith

Associate 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. Heather Beckwith received her M.D. degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) in 2006. She did her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota. During her residency, she worked on research in the laboratory of Dr. Douglas Yee investigating the tyrosine kinase inhibitor properties of BMS 554417 on the insulin-like growth factor receptor using the breast cancer cell line MCF-7. Dr. Beckwith then was chosen for a fellowship in Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation at the University of Minnesota. She became an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation) at the University of Minnesota in 2012.

Research Summary

Researching the changes in gene signature that occur with growth factor stimulation of breast cancer; Study the role of growth factors on the development of hormone resistance in breast cancer

Clinical Summary

Breast cancer treatment and care

Grants and Patents

Grants and Patents

Selected Grants

Award Dates: 2016 - 2021