UChicago Medicine Professor named 2021 NCI Outstanding Investigator

Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD
Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD, the Arthur L. and Lee G. Herbst Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UChicago Medicine, will receive a $6.7M grant to support his research on metastatic ovarian cancer.

Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD, has received a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Outstanding Investigator Award in recognition of his groundbreaking research on understanding the biology of metastatic ovarian cancer. These awards are intended to support researchers with “outstanding records of productivity in cancer research” to continue their notable work on innovative research, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Lengyel, a board-certified gynecologic oncologist, is an expert in diagnosing and treating gynecological cancers. His clinical practice focuses on the surgical treatment of ovarian cancer. Lengyel is part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team of gynecologic, medical and surgical oncologists offering patient-centered, comprehensive treatment approach — including diagnosis, tailored individualized treatment plans, advanced surgical techniques and innovative chemotherapy treatments — that can improve patient outcomes and places the patient at the center. He has been recognized for many years as a “Top Doctor” by Chicago magazine and is part of a Diane Yamada, MD, at the University of Chicago Medicine.

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