Faculty Profile

Selina Chow
Section of Geriatrics
Clinical Associate of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

Dr. Chow is a board certified geriatrician and medical oncologist with an interest in multidisciplinary care and models of care for older adults with cancer. She is the co-director of the Specialized Oncology Care & Research in the Elderly (SOCARE) clinic and a member of the Transplant Optimization Program (TOP) clinic. She has an interest in the role of comprehensive geriatric assessment in older cancer patients and how it can shape cancer treatment decisions. She is an active member in the cancer clinic trials and currently serves as an executive officer in the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Chow’s clinical interests align with her academic interests where she evaluates older patients (ages 65 and older) with solid tumor malignancies (such as breast and lung cancer) to define fitness for cancer treatment and strategize best care while being cognizant of quality of life, patient goals, and safety.


  • Ustun C, Le-Rademacher J, Wang HL, Othus M, Sun Z, Major B, Zhang MJ, Storrick E, Lafky JM, Chow S, Mrózek K, Attar EC, Nand S, Bloomfield CD, Cripe LD, Tallman MS, Appelbaum F, Larson RA, Marcucci G, Roboz GJ, Uy GL, Stone RM, Jatoi A, Shea TC, de Lima M, Foran JM, Sandmaier BM, Litzow MR, Erba HP, Hurria A, Weisdorf DJ, Artz AS. Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation compared to chemotherapy consolidation in older acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients 60-75 years in first complete remission (CR1): an alliance (A151509), SWOG, ECOG-ACRIN, and CIBMTR study. Leukemia. 2019 May 9;. doi: 10.1038/s41375-019-0477-x. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31073153.
  • Bestvina CM, Wroblewski KE, Daly B, Beach B, Chow S, Hantel A, Malec M, Huber MT, Polite BN. A Rules-Based Algorithm to Prioritize Poor Prognosis Cancer Patients in Need of Advance Care Planning. J Palliat Med. 2018 Jun;21(6):846-849. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0408. Epub 2018 Mar 13. PubMed PMID: 29649399.
  • Magnuson A, Wallace J, Canin B, Chow S, Dale W, Mohile SG, Hamel LM. Shared Goal Setting in Team-Based Geriatric Oncology. J Oncol Pract. 2016 Nov;12(11):1115-1122. doi: 10.1200/JOP.2016.013623. Epub 2016 Sep 30. PubMed PMID: 27624949; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5455415.
  • Daly B, Hantel A, Wroblewski K, Balachandran JS, Chow S, DeBoer R, Fleming GF, Hahn OM, Kline J, Liu H, Patel BK, Verma A, Witt LJ, Fukui M, Kumar A, Howell MD, Polite BN. No Exit: Identifying Avoidable Terminal Oncology Intensive Care Unit Hospitalizations. J Oncol Pract. 2016 Oct;12(10):e901-e911. doi: 10.1200/JOP.2016.012823. PubMed PMID: 27601514; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5063186.
  • Dale W, Chow S, Sajid S. Socioeconomic Considerations and Shared-Care Models of Cancer Care for Older Adults. Clin Geriatr Med. 2016 Feb;32(1):35-44. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2015.08.007. Epub 2015 Oct 9. Review. PubMed PMID: 26614859.


  • MD, 2005, University of Maryland, Medicine
  • Residency, 2009, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Internal Medicine
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, 2010, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center, Clinical Pharmacology
  • Clinical Fellowship, 2013, University of Chicago, Geriatric Medicine
  • Clinical Fellowship, 2014, University of Chicago, Hematology/Medical Oncology