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Daniel K. Ludwig Distinguished Service Professor of Radiation and Cellular Oncology Chair, Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology

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Ralph R. Weichselbaum, MD

Ralph R. Weichselbaum, MD, specializes in the treatment of potentially curative treatment of "oligo" metastasis with radiotherapy.

Dr. Weichselbaum's research interests include mechanisms of tumor spread and how radiation therapy and immunotherapy can be used to better treat cancer. He is also studying patterns of gene expression in human tumors that confer resistance to radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Weichselbaum invented a radio-inducible form of gene therapy TNFerade, which is currently in clinical trials. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for more than 35 years.

He is also editor of Cancer Medicine, a definitive reference textbook compiled to help oncologists and internists apply scientific principles to clinical practice.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine

Internship

  • Highland-Alameda County Hospital, Oakland, California

Residency

  • Harvard Medical School

Fellowship

  • Harvard Medical School

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Institute of Medicine
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1975

Board Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • English