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Residency alumnus Dr. Suresh Ramalingam to hold Winship’s Goizueta Chair for Cancer Research

October 07, 2016

Wayne State University School of Medicine residency graduate Suresh Ramalingam, M.D., Res. ’97, was selected to hold the Roberto C. Goizueta Distinguished Chair for Cancer Research at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta.

Dr. Ramalingam graduated from the School of Medicine’s Internal Medicine residency program in 1997 and was a WSU clinical assistant professor from 1998 to 2000. He also is Winship’s deputy director and assistant dean for Cancer Research in the Emory University School of Medicine.

He is an internationally recognized lung cancer physician-investigator who serves as Winship’s director of Medical Oncology and its Lung Cancer Working Group, and co-leads Winship’s Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Program. He also serves as deputy chair for the Therapeutics Program within ECOG-ACRIN, a National Cancer Institute-supported national clinical trials network group. His research focuses on development of novel anti-cancer agents and ways to individualize therapies for patients with small cell and non-small cell lung cancer.

Ramalingam is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College at the University of Madras in Madras, India. He completed his fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute in Pittsburgh.

Roberto C. Goizueta was chairman and chief executive officer of The Coca-Cola Co. from 1981 until 1997, when he died from lung cancer.

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