Faculty Bios
Chairperson
Mark A. Socinski, MD
Professor of Medicine and Thoracic Surgery
Director, Lung Cancer Section, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Clinical Associate Director, Lung SPORE
Co-Director, UPMC Lung Cancer Center of Excellence
Co-Director, Lung and Thoracic Malignancies Program
University of Pittsburgh
UPMC Cancer Pavilion
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 

Dr. Mark A. Socinski is Professor of Medicine and Thoracic Surgery and Director of the Lung Cancer Section, Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, he also is Co-Director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Lung Cancer Center of Excellence and the Lung and Thoracic Malignancies Program and the Clinical Associate Director of the Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Lung Cancer. Dr. Socinski is a member of several professional organizations including the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Cancer and Leukemia Group B, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the American College of Chest Physicians. He has authored many manuscripts principally in thoracic oncology. 

Dr. Socinski received a Master of Science degree in Pathology and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Vermont in Burlington. He completed an internal medicine internship and residency at Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He went on to complete medical oncology and clinical medicine fellowships at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 

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Mark A. Socinski, MD, reported a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form ofSpeakers’ bureau: Celgene Corporation; Genentech, Inc.; Contracted research: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Celgene Corporation; Clovis Oncology; GlaxoSmithKline; Pfizer, Inc.; PUMA Biotechnology; Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. 

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