Christopher Daugherty, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Christopher Daugherty, MD

Professor of Medicine Chair, Biological Sciences Division Institutional Review Board

Christopher Daugherty, MD, is a board certified medical oncologist, UChicago Medicine credentialed hematologist, and Professor of Medicine with over 20 years of experience in diagnosing, treating, and caring for patients with a wide spectrum of oncologic and hematologic disorders and malignant conditions.

Dr. Daugherty's research focuses on ethical issues involved in the care of cancer patients. He is a national and international authority on doctor-patient communication, decision-making, end-of-life care, and informed consent as it relates to the care of cancer patients and their participation in clinical research. In addition, he has served as a local medical director for Vitas Hospice in Chicago. (Dr. Daugherty has pursued this as an interest outside his University of Chicago obligations, and has disclosed this to the university.) He also serves as the Chair of the Biological Sciences Division’s Institutional Review Board.

He has received multiple awards and grants for his research from several organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Oncology, the Soros Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.

Areas of Expertise

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology

Practicing Since

  • 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Indiana University School of Medicine


  • Indiana University Health


  • University of Chicago Medicine

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