David Ross Camidge, MD, PhD
Education: MD, PhD
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK - 1992
Oxford University Medical School, Oxford, UK – 1995
Dr. Camidge joined the University of Colorado as a visiting professor in November of 2005, and was recruited as full-time faculty in October of 2007.
He is the Director of the Thoracic Oncology Clinical Program and the Program Director for the Thoracic Oncology Clinical and Translational Research Fellowship - a unique training program that provides extended research exposure for U.S. or International Senior Fellows interested in Thoracic Oncology. His focus is in Thoracic Malignancies and Developmental Therapeutics (Phase I studies). In 2012 he was announced as the recipient of the 5th Bonnie J. Addario Lectureship as a ‘Luminary in the quest to eradicate lung cancer.’ In 2013 he became the first physician to receive the Hank Baskett Sr. Spirit Award, for which he was credited as being ‘one of the leading minds in lung cancer today.’
Dr. Camidge is dual-trained in medical oncology and clinical pharmacology. The Developmental Therapeutics Program acquires access to a broad range of new drugs and in conjunction with the comprehensive Thoracic Oncology Program - including a multi-disciplinary thoracic tumor board, exceptional translational science collaborators and the busy thoracic medical oncology cancer clinics - provides outstanding opportunities to develop new drugs for treating patients with thoracic malignancies. Dr. Camidge is the principal investigator on numerous national and international therapeutic trials.