Christine M. Lovly, MD, PhD
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Elected 2017

Dr. Lovly is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She received a BA in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University followed by MD and PhD degrees as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She then completed internal medicine residency and medical oncology subspecialty training at Vanderbilt University. During her final year of fellowship, she selected as the Jim and Carol O'Hare Chief Fellow. She started on faculty at Vanderbilt as Assistant Professor in July 2013. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Lovly engages in both direct patient care as well as in laboratory based research. Her research is directed at understanding and developing improved therapeutic strategies for specific clinically relevant molecular subsets of lung cancer. She has received independent grant funding from several prominent foundations, including the Damon Runyon Foundation, the V Foundation, the LUNGevity Foundation, the American Association for Cancer Research, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology/Conquer Cancer Foundation. In addition to her laboratory based research, Dr. Lovly serves as co-Editor-In-Chief for the website, a Vanderbilt-initiated, freely available website which aims to provide health care practitioners, patient, and advocates with up-to-date information regarding genetically informed cancer medicine.