LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Neal Dunlap, M.D., has been named chair of the University of Louisville School of Medicine’s Department of Radiation Oncology and UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center.
Dunlap has served as a radiation oncologist with the department and Brown Cancer Center since 2011, where he also is the associate director of the Head & Neck Multidisciplinary Team. He specializes in the multidisciplinary care of head and neck cancer, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and liver cancer.
Dunlap served as vice-chair and professor of the Department of Radiation Oncology before accepting his new role. In addition, he serves as the residency program director for the department.
“The Department of Radiation Oncology consists of a group of dynamic faculty and staff who are committed to the advancement of cancer care in Louisville and the commonwealth. I am excited by the prospect of deepening our relationship with this community to expand access to advanced cancer care and clinical trials, train the next generation of physicians and promote patient health and dignity,” Dunlap said.
He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his internship at University of Cincinnati’s University Hospital and his residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.
His research interests include the application of new treatment technologies in the treatment of lung, liver, and head and neck malignancies to improve outcomes and reduce side effects. He currently has investigator-initiated trials open for the re-treatment of lung cancers after previous radiation and evaluating of early radiation-induced lung injury with four-dimensional CT.
He is currently the institutional principal investigator for multiple national cooperative group studies through NRG/RTOG in the treatment of lung and head and neck cancers and is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology.