SHANTEL HÉBERT-MAGEE, M.D.
“Having lost my father and aunt both to advanced cancers associated with obesity and poor dietary habits, as a physician I am obligated to not only diagnose cancers and pre-cancers, but help prevent cancer from occuring in people unaware of the risk factors and lacking economic or educational resources, like my father and aunt, which is why I began Under the Scope Foundation.”
Dr. Hébert-Magee is an Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Director of Academic Pathology at the Florida Hospital Center for Interventional Endoscopy. She was previously an Assistant Professor and Associate Scientist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehesive Cancer Center. Dr. Hébert-Magee is a reputed cytopathologist with advanced training in translational pathology from the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Hébert-Magee’s primary areas of clinical interests are pancreatic, biliary, and breast neoplasia with an emphasis on cytopathologic interpretation and clinical effectiveness. She has pioneered the application of cytolopathologic techniques to innovative diagnostic modalities to improve the diagnosis of pancreatic and biliary cancer. Dr. Hébert-Magee has published over 60 peer reviewed manuscripts, chapters, editorials, and white papers which have led to lectern invitations to Asia, Europe, and South America. Recognizing clinical effectiveness research only improves the diagnostic accuracy and treatment of pancreatic cancer, in 2015, Dr. Hébert-Magee began focusing on the preventive measures of GI tumors in vulnerable and underserved populations. As the founder of UTS, she has served as the executive director for the last three years. She has been the recipient of several honors, awards, and grants, particularly for her research in minority health and health disparities. Dr. Hébert-Magee is graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and served as chief resident.