Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Marc Lippman M.D.

Deputy Director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center; Chairman & Professor, Medicine

Marc Lippman M.D. Marc E. Lippman, M.D., deputy director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, joined the Sylvester Board of Governors upon being named chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Prior to coming to South Florida, Lippman served as chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan and was former head of the Medical Breast Cancer section of the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

At Michigan, Lippman was the John G. Searle Professor and Chair of Internal Medicine and a Professor of Pharmacology. Before joining the University of Michigan, Lippman spent 13 years at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he was director of the Vincent T. Lombardi Cancer Research Center and chairman of Oncology. He also spent 18 years as a senior investigator at NCI.

Lippman is a pioneer in studying the role of estrogen in breast cancer and developed the first system that allowed researchers to stimulate cells with estrogen outside the body, a breakthrough that allowed extensive testing of estrogen at the molecular level.

Lippman graduated with honors from Cornell University and earned his medical degree at Yale. He rose to the rank of medical director of the U.S. Public Health Service during his time at NIH and was a captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He has lectured throughout the United States and in Israel and Canada, holds five patents, and has authored more than 600 articles, chapters, and books.

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