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David Kirsch, MD, PhD

Chair, Developmental Therapeutics Committee

Dr. Kirsch is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke University Medical Center. He is Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Research in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Duke. Dr. Kirsch earned his MD and PhD degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his Residency in Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and post-doctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Tyler Jacks. Dr. Kirsch’s lab utilizes genetically engineered mouse models of sarcoma to study sarcoma development, metastasis, and response to radiation and other therapies. Dr. Kirsch’s clinical interests are the multi-modality care of patients with bone and soft tissue sarcomas and developing new sarcoma therapies. In October 2014, Dr. Kirsch assumed the position of Chair of the Developmental Therapeutics Committee for SARC.