Rochester, Minnesota Clinical Profile


My research includes: 1.) nicotine research with interests in the molecular genetic changes associated with smoking, especially as they relate to lung cancer development; 2.) tumor immunology and novel treatments for renal cell carcinoma and small cell lung cancer; 3.) nicotine dependence and novel smoking cessation interventions in cancer patients; and, 4.) assessment of increased treatment toxicities in smoking cancer patients.


See my publications


Administrative Appointment

  1. Emeritus, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Oncology

Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Medicine
  2. Associate Professor of Oncology


  1. Tobacco Spokesperson Media Training American Cancer Society
  2. Clinical Fellowship Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. Resident - Internal Medicine Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. Resident - Internal Medicine Millard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo, NY
  5. MD School of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo
  6. Postdoctoral Fellowship - Diagnostic Immunology/Experimental Oncology, Dr. Lawrence D. Papsidero's Laboratory Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  7. PhD - General Experimental Pathology
    Dissertation: An Epithelial and Tumor-Associated Antigen Recognized by Monoclonal Antibody F36/22
    State University of New York at Buffalo
  8. Research Affiliate - Diagnostic Immunology Research & Biochemistry Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  9. Predoctoral Fellowship - New York State Cancer Research Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  10. BA - Biology and Russian Wabash College

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