MD, FACS, Chair, Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, OHSL
George Barth Gellar Professor of Cancer Research, Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor of Pathology
Assistant Professor of Immunology
Dr. Lyerly is the George Barth Geller Professor of Cancer Research, Professor of Surgery, and Director of the Center of Applied Therapeutics at Duke University. He is an internationally recognized expert in cancer therapy and cancer immunotherapy and has published nearly 200 scientific articles and has edited 10 textbooks on surgery, cancer immunotherapy, and novel cancer therapies. In 2008, Dr. Lyerly was appointed to the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB) by President George W. Bush and was named chair of the Cancer Centers sub-committee of the NCAB. Dr. Lyerly is a highly sought advisor and currently serves on the external advisory boards of several renowned U.S. cancer centers. He is the Honorary Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Beijing Shijitan Hospital, Capital Medical Center. He is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a prominent U.S. breast cancer education and research organization. He has previously served as chairperson of the executive committee of the integration panel of the U.S. Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs in Breast Cancer.