Practice Locations

UCHealth Diane O'Connor Thompson Breast Center - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct 3rd Floor, Aurora, CO 80045


Elena Shagisultanova, MD, PhD

Hematology and Oncology

Board Certified


Practice Locations

UCHealth Diane O'Connor Thompson Breast Center - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct, 3rd Floor, Aurora, CO 80045


UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045


University of Colorado Cancer Center
CU Anschutz Medical Campus
1665 Aurora Ct Aurora, CO 80045


Provider Expertise

Clinical Interest for Patients

Breast cancer

Care Philosophy

Being diagnosed with cancer is a life-changing event, affecting both patients and their families. No one should walk this path alone. It is my honor and privilege to accompany my patients on their cancer journey, and to become a part of their lives in a very special way. In my clinical practice, I focus on the care of patients with breast cancer. I strive to provide expert, prompt, individualized and compassionate care for every patient and family. My philosophy in taking care of patients is, first of all, to listen to them and keep in very close communication throughout the course of treatment. We work together as a team. I help my patient in understanding their diagnosis, and together we design the best plan of action. By working with each patient, their family, and a group of my expert colleagues (surgeons, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists), we can design the most comprehensive treatment plan, that could include both standard treatments and emerging therapies in the form of clinical trials. We live in an exciting time of many outstanding scientific discoveries in cancer diagnostics and therapy. My goal is to bring together all the scientific advances and resources of a cutting-edge cancer center to my patients.


  • Hematology and Oncology ( 2015 , 2015 )
  • Internal Medicine ( 2012 , 2022 )

Conditions & Treatments

  • Cancers

    Breast Cancer

Interests & Activities

Personal Interests

In my spare time, I enjoy reading books and being outdoors. I love skiing, hiking, biking and backpacking with my husband and three children.

Education & Training

Medical Schools

MD, Bashkir State Medical University, Russia (1997)

Graduate Schools

PhD, Institute of Biochemistry and Genetics, Russia (2002)


St Mary's Hospital and Medical Center Program (2010)

Residency Program

St Mary's Hospital and Medical Center Program (2012)


Fox Chase Cancer Center Program (2015)

Professional Memberships

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Member

American Society of Hematology (ASH), Member

Research & Grants

Research Interests for Patients

My research interests focus on developing new and improved therapies for patients with breast cancer.

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Referral Contact Phone


Clinical Interests for Referring Providers

My clinical interests include complex cases of breast cancer, breast cancer in young women, hereditary breast cancer and clinical trials of new investigational agents for treatment of breast malignancies.

Research Interest for Referring Providers

My research interests include testing new investigational agents for treatment of breast cancer, studying breast cancer in young women and hereditary breast cancer, and overcoming breast cancer resistance to anti-estrogen therapy.