Isla Garraway, M.D., Ph.D.

Isla P. Garraway received her Bachelor of Science degree from Brown University and completed the Medical Scientist (MD-PhD) Training Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in 1999, with a doctorate in Molecular Biology.  Upon completion of the UCLA Urology residency program, she joined the faculty of the Department of Urology at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is currently Associate Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Urology, Member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Member of the Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA. Dr. Garraway is a surgeon-scientist and Principal Investigator of a UCLA basic/translational science laboratory that is focused on characterizing human prostate stem and tumor-initiating cells, biological and microenvironmental interactions that influence tumorigenesis and metastatic progression, and prostate xenograft models. Dr. Garraway has mentored many undergraduate students, medical students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows throughout her academic career.  Dr. Garraway has received the Donald S. Coffey Career Development and Young Investigator Awards from the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The NIH, Jean Perkins Foundation, Movember Foundation, Department of Defense, STOP Cancer Foundation, and Margaret E. Early Foundation provide funding for her research.


Dr. Garraway has been a parent of a Park Century School student since 2008. She served as the President of the Park Century School PA for two years and on the Head of School Search Committee prior to joining the Board of Trustees in 2013.