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Anne Porter O'Dea
Ottawa USD 290
Thursday, December 05, 2019

Anne Porter O'Dea

Ottawa High School: 1996
University of Kansas (B.S.): 2000
University of Kansas School of Medicine (M.D.): 2004

At OHS, Anne was President of the National Honor Society, Captain of 
the Dance Team, and Valedictorian of her class. After earning her medical degree from the University of Kansas, Anne completed a residency in Internal Medicine and fellowships in Breast Oncology and Oncology/Hematology. She received the Intern of the Year Award, Mark Beck Outstanding Second Year Resident Award, and the Student Voice Teaching Award for three consecutive years.
In 2010, Dr. O’Dea became medical director of the breast cancer program in Hays, KS and is currently Chairman of the Department of Medicine. In addition to patient care, she collaborates with University of Kansas Medical Center in clinical trials for breast cancer research through the Midwest Cancer Alliance. Her research has been presented at national American College of Physicians and American Society of Clinical Oncology meetings and has been cited by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network standards for breast cancer.
In 2013, Anne chaired the first western Kansas “Race for the Cure” which raised over $150,000 for breast cancer research and was named “Kansas Volunteer of the Year” by the Kansas affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Dr. O’Dea and her husband, Vaughn, who is also an OHS graduate, have two daughters, Grace and Elizabeth.