Dr. Lawrence Einhorn, famed oncologist and distinguished professor of medicine at Indiana University, visited the UF Department of Medicine this week to discuss how he and his team cured testis cancer.
Attendee Martina Murphy, MD, Hematology/Oncology Fellow, described the experience best, “He is phenomenal. From stories, to clinical pearls, to basic science and beyond. It was fun to be in the presence of greatness, he is so brilliant and down to earth!”
About Dr. Einhorn:
Dr. Einhorn pioneered the development of the life-saving medical treatment in 1974 for testicular cancer, increasing the survival rate from 10% to 95% (Einhorn & Williams 1980).
He received his medical degree from the University of Iowa in 1968. He served his internship and residency at IU Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology in 1971-72. He also completed a fellowship in oncology at the M.D. Anderson Hospital Tumor Institute in Houston, Texas. Dr. Einhorn then returned to IU Medical Center in 1973 and was named Distinguished Professor of Medicine in 1987. He became the first Lance Armstrong Foundation Professor of Oncology in 2006.
Dr. Einhorn has received numerous honors in his career including the Glenn Irwin Experience Excellence Award in 1996, Riley Distinguished lecturer in 1993, the Kettering Prize Cancer Research-General Motors Foundation in 1992, ACCC Clinical Oncology Award in 1991, the Distinguished Clinician Award, Milken Foundation, 1989, Willis Stetson Award and Lecture, University of Pennsylvania, 1989, and the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award for Cancer Research presented at the 1981 American Association of Cancer Research Meeting, Washington, D.C. He was awarded the Herman B Wells Visionary Award in 2001. He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences and American Philosophical Society in 2002.