Chuong D. Hoang, MD

Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

Dr. Hoang is a Principal Investigator at the Center for Cancer Research working as a surgeon-scientist who treats patients with complex thoracic surgical problems as well as conducting translational bench-to-bedside type research in areas of mesothelioma, thymic epithelial tumors, and lung cancers.  He received a BS degree in electrical engineering at University of Minnesota and stayed there to attend both medical school and general surgery training.  Next, he studied under Dr. Joel Cooper, a pioneer of thoracic surgery, to complete a cardiothoracic surgical residency at University of Pennsylvania.  Afterwards, he was recruited to serve on faculty as Assistant Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Division of Thoracic Surgery.  He contributed to multiple NIH-funded research projects as a co-investigator as well as being awarded his own research funding in mesothelioma and lung cancer.  This effort has resulted in over 45 published articles and book chapters.  He is a member of numerous academic societies including IASLC, American Association for Cancer Research, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, etc.  More recently, Dr. Hoang has relocated to the National Cancer Institute at Bethesda, MD to lead his own laboratory effort in translating deranged microRNA profiles and networks unique to mesothelioma and other thoracic cancers for biomarker discovery and novel therapeutic strategies.