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Christiana M. Brenin, MD

Practice Area: Cancer Department: Medicine Division: Hematology/Oncology Title: Associate Professor of Medicine ABMS Certification: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology Other Appointment: Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Director

Contact Information

Primary Location:
Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center
1240 Lee St. Charlottesville, VA 22903 Phone: 434.924.8552 | Fax: 434.244.7534


Dr. Brenin was born in Athens, Greece, and moved with her family to Montreal, Canada, at the age of four. She grew up in Montreal, and went to college at McGill University. She subsequently moved to the United States and went to medical school at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. She completed both her residency and fellowship training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. Dr. Brenin started her career in a private hematology/oncology practice in White Plains, NY, in 1998, where she stayed for four years. She moved to Virginia in 2002, where both she and her husband joined the University of Virginia.

Dr. Brenin specializes in the treatment of breast cancer and colorectal cancer. Her practice focuses on maintaining quality of life throughout treatment, addressing bone health and vasomotor symptoms. In 2005, Dr. Brenin assumed the role of medical director of the infusion center, and in 2008, she became the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Director. Her long term goal as program director is to "enhance research opportunities for fellows by promoting participation in clinical and basic science research."

Dr. Brenin enjoys running, hiking, skiing, windsurfing and scuba diving. She enjoys cooking for friends and travelling with her family; her husband and her two daughters. She has immediate family in Canada, New York, California and Greece.

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  • 2015 One of America's Top Cancer Doctors, Newsweek®
  • 2015 Best Doctors in America® List


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