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Bladder cancer
Bone marrow transplant
Breast cancer
Cervical cancer
Colon cancer
Endometrial cancer
Genetics
Head and neck cancer
Leukemia
Liver cancer
Lung cancer
Melanoma
Ovarian cancer
Pancreatic cancer
Pediatrics
Pharmacology
Policy
Prevention
Prostate cancer
Psych-Oncology
Quality of life
Radiology: Lung Cancer
Radiation oncology
Sarcoma
Stem cells
Targeted Therapies

To contact one of these specialists or to find someone who is not listed, please contact Nicole Fawcett at nfawcett@umich.edu or 734-764-2220.

 

Bladder cancer

Cheryl Lee, M.D.
Assistant professor of Urology and Director of the Bladder Cancer Program

Topics:
Treatment of urologic cancers, especially urinary tract cancer and bladder cancer; immunotherapy.

David C. Smith, M.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Urology, Medical Director of the Multidisciplinary Urologic Oncology Clinic

Topics: Medical treatment of urologic cancers, including prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and testicular cancer.

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Bone marrow transplant

Pavan Reddy, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Topics: Bone marrow transplantation for malignant disease; immunology of and new treatments for graft-vs.-host disease

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Breast cancer

Alfred Chang, M.D.
Professor of Surgery and Division Chief of Surgical Oncology, Co-Director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program

Topics: Surgical treatment of breast cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer and pancreatic cancer. cancer vaccines and immunotherapy.

Daniel Hayes, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine and Clinical Director of the Breast Oncology Program

Topics:
Treatment of breast cancer, particularly chemotherapy, hormone therapy (tamoxifen, aromatase inhibitors), Herceptin; tumor markers found in blood; how genes affect a woman's response to cancer drugs.

Sofia D. Merajver, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine, Co-Director of the Breast Oncology Program, and Director of the Breast and Ovarian Risk and Evaluation Clinic

Topics:
Treatment of breast cancer and ovarian cancer, with a focus on genetics, the BRCA genes and genetic counseling; treatment of inflammatory breast cancer; angiogenesis.

Lisa Newman, M.D., MPH
Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of the Breast Care Center

Topics:
Surgical treatment of breast cancer, including sentinel lymph node biopsy; racial disparities in cancer treatment.

Lori Pierce, M.D.
Professor of Radiation Oncology

Topics:
Radiation therapy for breast cancer.

Michael Sabel, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Topics:
Surgical treatment of breast cancer and melanoma; cryosurgery (freezing tumors) for breast cancer.

Catherine Van Poznak, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Topics: Treatment of breast cancer in early and advanced stages, particularly the effects of breast cancer and its treatments on bone, including osteoporosis and bone metastasis.

Max Wicha, M.D.
Director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Professor of Internal Medicine, Distinguished Professor of Oncology

Topics:
Cancer stem cells; treatment of breast cancer, particularly chemotherapy, hormone therapy (tamoxifen, aromatase inhibitors), Herceptin; overall trends in cancer treatment and policy issues.

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Cervical cancer
R. Kevin Reynolds, M.D., FACOG, FACS
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program

Topics: Treatment of gynecologic cancers, including ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and endometrial cancer; laparoscopy and robotic surgery.


Colon cancer
Alfred Chang, M.D.
Professor of Surgery and Division Chief of Surgical Oncology, Co-Director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program

Topics: Surgical treatment of breast cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer and pancreatic cancer. cancer vaccines and immunotherapy.

Kim Turgeon, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Topics: Colon cancer diagnosis (colonoscopy) and prevention, including the use of drugs, food or dietary supplements; biomarkers of colon cancer.

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Endometrial cancer
R. Kevin Reynolds, M.D., FACOG, FACS
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program

Topics: Treatment of gynecologic cancers, including ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and endometrial cancer; laparoscopy and robotic surgery.


Genetics
Arul Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology and Urology and S.P. Hicks Collegiate Professor of Pathology

Topics: Prostate cancer research, including biomarkers for identifying prostate cancer in blood, genetic markers, improvements to current screening methods.

Kathleen Cooney, M.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Urology

Topics: Medical treatment of prostate cancer and the genetics of prostate cancer.

Eric Fearon, M.D., Ph.D.
Emanuel N. Maisel Professor of Oncology; Professor of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics and Pathology; Associate Director for Basic Research at the Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research interests: Molecular genetics, oncogenes, tumor suppressors, colon cancer

Sofia D. Merajver, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine, Co-Director of the Breast Oncology Program, and Director of the Breast and Ovarian Risk and Evaluation Clinic

Topics: Treatment of breast cancer and ovarian cancer, with a focus on genetics, the BRCA genes and genetic counseling; treatment of inflammatory breast cancer; angiogenesis.

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Head and neck cancer
Carol Bradford, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor of Otolaryngology, Associate Chair of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Co-director of the Head and Neck Oncology Program

Topics: Treatment of head and neck cancers, including laryngeal cancer, oral cancer, and cancers of the sinus passages, thryoid and salivary glands; facial reconstructive surgery; treatment of skin cancers, including melanoma of the head and neck.

Norman D. Hogikyan, M.D., FACS
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Director of the UMHS Vocal Health Center

Topics: Treatment of voice and laryngeal disorders including laryngeal cancer, minimally invasive endoscopic laser surgery, the professional voice, treatment of vocal fold paralysis, laryngeal reinnervation and voice-related quality of life.


Leukemia
Raymond Hutchinson, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Clinical Director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Topics: Treatment of childhood cancers, especially acute lymphoblastic leukemia and Hodgkin's disease.

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Liver cancer
Alfred Chang, M.D.
Professor of Surgery and Division Chief of Surgical Oncology, Co-Director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program

Topics: Surgical treatment of breast cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer and pancreatic cancer. cancer vaccines and immunotherapy.

Theodore Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D.
Isadore Lampe Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology

Topics: Radiation therapy for gastrointestinal cancers, including liver cancer and pancreatic cancer; chemoradiation; three-dimensional radiation.

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Lung cancer
Gregory Kalemkerian, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Co-Director of Thoracic Oncology

Topics: Medical treatment of lung cancer; gender differences in lung cancer; treatment of mesothelioma and thymoma; experimental therapeutics.


Lymphoma
Raymond Hutchinson, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Clinical Director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Topics: Treatment of childhood cancers, especially acute lymphoblastic leukemia and Hodgkin's disease.


Melanoma
Carol Bradford, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor of Otolaryngology, Associate Chair of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Co-director of the Head and Neck Oncology Program

Topics: Treatment of head and neck cancers, including laryngeal cancer, oral cancer, and cancers of the sinus passages, thryoid and salivary glands; facial reconstructive surgery; treatment of skin cancers, including melanoma of the head and neck.

Michael Sabel, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Topics: Surgical treatment of breast cancer and melanoma; cryosurgery (freezing tumors) for breast cancer.

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Ovarian cancer
Sofia D. Merajver, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine, Co-Director of the Breast Oncology Program, and Director of the Breast and Ovarian Risk and Evaluation Clinic

Topics: Treatment of breast cancer and ovarian cancer, with a focus on genetics, the BRCA genes and genetic counseling; treatment of inflammatory breast cancer; angiogenesis.

R. Kevin Reynolds, M.D., FACOG, FACS
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program

Topics: Treatment of gynecologic cancers, including ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and endometrial cancer; laparoscopy and robotic surgery.

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Pancreatic cancer
Alfred Chang, M.D.
Professor of Surgery and Division Chief of Surgical Oncology, Co-Director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program

Topics: Surgical treatment of breast cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer and pancreatic cancer. cancer vaccines and immunotherapy.

Theodore Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D.
Isadore Lampe Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology

Topics: Radiation therapy for gastrointestinal cancers, including liver cancer and pancreatic cancer; chemoradiation; three-dimensional radiation.

Diane Simeone, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery, Surgical Director of the Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cancer Clinic

Topics: Surgical treatment of pancreatic cancer and other gastrointestinal cancers; molecular profiling and genetics in pancreatic cancer.

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Pediatrics
Laurence Boxer, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Topics: Treatment of childhood cancers, anemia and low white blood cell counts, immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)

Raymond Hutchinson, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Clinical Director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Topics: Treatment of childhood cancers, especially acute lymphoblastic leukemia and Hodgkin's disease.

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Pharmacology
Dean Brenner, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine and Pharmacology

Topics: Cancer prevention, including the use of drugs, food or supplements; cancer biomarkers.

Paul Hollenberg, Ph.D.
Maurice H. Seevers Collegiate Professor and Chair of Pharmacology

Topics: Pharmacology, prevention and environmental carcinogens.


Policy
Max Wicha, M.D.
Director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Professor of Internal Medicine, Distinguished Professor of Oncology

Topics: Cancer stem cells; treatment of breast cancer, particularly chemotherapy, hormone therapy (tamoxifen, aromatase inhibitors), Herceptin; overall trends in cancer treatment and policy issues.

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Prevention
Dean Brenner, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine and Pharmacology

Topics: Cancer prevention, including the use of drugs, food or supplements; cancer biomarkers.

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Prostate cancer
Arul Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology and Urology and S.P. Hicks Collegiate Professor of Pathology

Topics: Prostate cancer research, including biomarkers for identifying prostate cancer in blood, genetic markers, improvements to current screening methods.

Kathleen Cooney, M.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Urology

Topics: Medical treatment of prostate cancer and the genetics of prostate cancer.

Maha Hussain, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine

Topics: Medical treatment of prostate cancer and bladder cancer; molecularly targeted therapeutics.

David C. Smith, M.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Urology, Medical Director of the Multidisciplinary Urologic Oncology Clinic

Topics: Medical treatment of urologic cancers, including prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and testicular cancer.

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Psych-Oncology
Michelle Riba, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Chair for Education and Academic Affairs

Topics: Psychiatry issues involved in cancer care, including cancer and depression; the emtional aspects of cancer treatment and care; breaking bad news.


Radiology: Lung Cancer
Ella Kazerooni, M.D.
Professor of Radiology, Director of the Thoracic Radiology Division

Topics:: Imaging aspects of lung cancer screening, diagnosis and staging; needle biopsies and interventions.


Quality of life
Laurel Northouse, Ph.D., R.N.
Mary Lou Willard French Professor of Nursing

Topics: The emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis on patients and families; the impact of cancer on the family.

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Radiation oncology
Theodore Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D.
Isadore Lampe Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology

Topics: Radiation therapy for gastrointestinal cancers, including liver cancer and pancreatic cancer; chemoradiation; three-dimensional radiation.

Lori Pierce, M.D.
Professor of Radiation Oncology

Topics: Radiation therapy for breast cancer.


Sarcoma
Laurence Baker, D.O.
Professor of Internal Medicine, Chairman of the Southwest Oncology Group

Topics: Treatment of sarcoma, soft tissue sarcoma, bone sarcoma; cancer research policy issues..

J. Sybil Biermann, M.D.
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Director of Musculoskeletal Oncology

Topics: Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma, bone sarcoma and bone metastasis; limb salvage surgery.

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Stem cells
Max Wicha, M.D.
Director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Professor of Internal Medicine, Distinguished Professor of Oncology

Topics: Treatment of breast cancer, particularly chemotherapy, hormone therapy (tamoxifen, aromatase inhibitors), Herceptin; cancer stem cells; overall trends in cancer treatment and policy issues.


Targeted Therapies
Leukemia

Moshe Talpaz, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine, Associate Director for Translational Research and Director of Hematologic Malignancies

Topics: Medical treatment of leukemia, Phase I and translational research, Gleevec, drug development, targeted therapies, overall issues in cancer research.

Targeted Therapies
Prostate

Maha Hussain, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine

Topics: Medical treatment of prostate cancer and bladder cancer; molecularly targeted therapeutics.

Kenneth Pienta, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine and Urology, Director of Urologic Oncology

Topics: Medical treatment of prostate cancer and urologic cancers, metastatic prostate cancer, molecularly targeted therapeutics.