About Mary Kara Bucci
Advancing and Teaching Radiation Oncology
An alumna of the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Mary Kara Bucci engaged in medical research and earned the 1996 University of Michigan Student Research Award while earning her MD. First serving an internship at the Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan, and then completing a residency in radiation oncology at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mary Kara Bucci went on to serve as a clinical instructor and then an assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of California, San Francisco. There, she served on the resident research committee and assumed responsibility for identifying potential new members of the faculty on the faculty search committee.
In 2006, Dr. Bucci moved to serve as an assistant professor at the University of Texas, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Oncology. In this position, she served as an instructor as well as a collaborator and co-investigator for a number of phase 1, 2, and 3 studies of the effectiveness of radiation treatments on a variety of cancers. Additionally, from 2006 to 2010, she served on the department’s clinical research informatics committee and, from 2007-2010, served on the clinical research committee.
Leaving academia to serve as a private practice radiation oncologist in 2010, Dr. Mary Kara Bucci worked in clinics and hospitals in Hartsdale, New York, and then in the greater Anchorage, Alaska, area. She returned to the Southwest in 2016 to serve as a radiation oncologist with the Presbyterian Health System in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In August of 2016, she was reappointed as an assistant professor at the University of Texas.
New Mexico Cancer Center
University of Michigan