Lillie Shockney

Lillie Shockney


Administrative Director, Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer

Lillie D. Shockney has been the administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center since 1997 and also has served as the director of the Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivorship programs since November 2011. She is a two-time breast cancer survivor, diagnosed in her 30s and again at age 40. She has worked at Johns Hopkins since 1983. Though an oncology nurse, her primary faculty appointment is in the JHU School of Medicine and she is a full professor in surgery and oncology. The President of The Johns Hopkins University, Dean of the School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Board of Trustees appointed her to a faculty chair as a University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer. This is the first time in the history of the institution that a hospital nurse has been appointed to a distinguished service designation, and she is also the first nurse to climb to the top of the physician’s academic ladder.

Lillie is a published author and nationally recognized public speaker on the subject of cancer with a focus on cancer survivorship as well as metastatic breast cancer. She has written 15 books and more than 250 articles on cancer care.

She has received 52 awards—46 national awards and 6 state awards including being inducted into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame, Women in Business Healthcare Trailblazer Award, and Johnson & Johnson’s most amazing nurse in America, and National Komen for the Cure’s Professor of Survivorship award. Her research area of focus is preservation of quality of life for patients with metastatic breast cancer.