Wells Messersmith, MD, FACP
Dr. Wells Messersmith attended Williams College, Harvard Medical School, and then trained in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He did his Medical Oncology/Drug Development Fellowship at Johns Hopkins, where he was on the faculty from 2004-2007 in the Gastrointestinal Oncology and Drug Development programs. Dr. Messersmith joined the University of Colorado faculty in August 2007 as the Director of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology and also serves as Deputy Head of the Division of Medical Oncology and Program co-Leader of Developmental Therapeutics. Dr. Messersmith is focused on clinical and translational cancer and has held several National Institute of Health grants (K23, R01, R21’s) as well as an American Society of Clinical Oncology YIA. He serves as the principal investigator on numerous national and local therapeutic trials. He is an active investigator in the developmental therapeutics laboratory, working on novel targeted therapies as well as correlative studies for use on human tissue samples. Honors include the Isselbacher Humanitarian Award (Harvard Medical School), Passano Clinician Scientist Award (Johns Hopkins), and an National Cancer Institute Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award.