Gregory Otterson, MD
Dr. Otterson is Professor in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University James Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Otterson is broadly interested in improving the care and understanding of thoracic malignancies (adenocarcinoma, squamous carcinoma, large cell carcinoma, never-smoking adenocarcinoma, small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma and thymic cancers). His research centers around the genetic and epigenetic changes in lung cancers, particularly microRNAs. Therapeutically, he is interested in understanding how better to target specific therapies to specific patients – i.e. understanding which patients will respond to which therapeutic maneuvers. Dr. Otterson has active collaborations within OSU, including in the Division of Cancer Genetics (Carlo Croce), the School of Public Health (Mary Ellen Wewers and Amy Ferketich), and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Patrick Nana-Sinkam). Outside of OSU, he works with investigators at the University of Minnesota, and also actively works with the Cancer and Leukemia Group B, having been National Principal Investigator on three studies through the Respiratory Committee.