Loehrer promoted to distinguished professor

December 14, 2017

Patrick Loehrer, MD, is among six Indiana University professors to be promoted to distinguished professor, the university’s highest academic rank for scholars and researchers. The appointments were approved Dec. 1 by the IU Board of Trustees and were announced earlier this week.

Dr. Loehrer is the H.H. Gregg Professor of Oncology at IU School of Medicine and director of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. He is arguably the nation’s leading medical oncologist in the treatment of malignancies of the thymus, and his research also has produced advances in treatment of testicular and bladder cancer.

He founded and directs the AMPATH-Oncology Program, a partnership of the IU School of Medicine with Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya. He has more than $8 million in active external grants and previously received nearly $10 million in external funding from sources, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, the Walther Cancer Foundation, Pfizer, Eli Lilly and Company and others.

Dr. Loehrer has published more than 270 papers, 80 book chapters and 240 abstracts, letters and reviews. He is a fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.