Lillie D. Shockney is a well-known medical expert in the fields of breast cancer, patient navigation, cancer survivorship, patient-centered care, end-of-life planning and care, and preservation of patients’ quality of life. She holds a clinical specialization in breast cancer care with a research focus on the preservation of metastatic breast cancer patients’ quality of life.

A two-time breast cancer survivor herself, Lillie works tirelessly to improve the care and support of breast cancer patients around the world. In addition to being named a Distinguished Service Faculty Chair and holding a full professorship in surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, one of Lillie’s proudest accomplishments is the co-founding of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+), which has over 9,000 members nationwide.

Over her 40+ year career, Lillie has received more than 60 national, state, and international titles and awards, some of which include:

  • University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2016-present)
  • Administrative Director, Johns Hopkins Breast Center (1997-2018)
  • Director, Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivorship Programs (2011-2018)
  • Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2016-present)
  • Co-Developer and Medical Advisory, Work Stride: Johns Hopkins Managing Cancer at Work Program (2012-present)
  • Co-Founder, Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) (2009-present)
  • Co-Founder, Association of Chronic & Complex Care Nurse Navigators (ACCCNN) (2021-present)
  • Program Director, AONN+ (2009-2019)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Oncology Navigation and Survivorship (2012-2023)
  • Medical Advisory Council, National Breast Cancer Foundation (2021-present)
  • Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee (2010)
  • Johnson & Johnson’s Most Amazing Nurse in America Award (2012)
  • Author of 30 books, 350+ articles, and 30 book chapters on various cancer topics