Executive Committee Patrick J. Loehrer, MD
Dr. Loehrer was named director of the IU Simon Cancer Center in March 2010 after serving as interim director since February 2009. He is also associate dean for cancer research at the IU School of Medicine.
An internationally known medical oncologist, Dr. Loehrer has focused on clinical trials in testis cancer and, more recently, gastrointestinal cancer and thymoma. He has published more than 190 scientific publications, which include seminal papers in testis cancer, bladder cancer, and thymoma.
Dr. Loehrer most recently was the Bruce Kenneth Wiseman Professor of Medicine, director of the Division of Hematology-Oncology for the Department of Medicine, and associate director for clinical research of the IU Simon Cancer Center. He is founder and former chair of the Hoosier Oncology Group, a collaboration of academic and community oncologists that have united for the purpose of conducting clinical trials. He is principal investigator at Indiana University for the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, one of the first and largest cooperative groups of researchers and health professionals focused on conducting multi-center cancer clinical trials. Nationally, he currently serves on the board of directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine and is the chair of the Medical Oncology Subcommittee. He has served previously as an elected member of the board of directors of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Dr. Loehrer earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago in 1978. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center prior to completing his medical oncology fellowship at Indiana University Medical Center.