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R. Daniel  Beauchamp

R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D., F.A.C.S.

John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology)
Chairman, Section of Surgical Sciences
Surgeon-in-Chief, Vanderbilt University Hospital
Deputy Director, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
VICC Member
Surgical Oncologist

  • Appointments
    615-322-2064
    Physicians: 1-877-936-8422
  • Clinical Trials Information
  • Other Telephone Numbers
    Vanderbilt Breast Center One Hundred Oaks
    615-322-2064; Referring Physicians: 615-343-9283

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    615-322-2363
  • Faxes
    Vanderbilt Breast Center One Hundred Oaks Fax
    615-343-7622
  • Addresses
    Vanderbilt Breast Center One Hundred Oaks
    719 Thompson Lane, Suite 25000
    Nashville, TN 37204
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    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    D-4316 Medical Center North
    Nashville, TN 37232-2729
Profile

Dr. Daniel Beauchamp, has a clinical practice focused in Surgical Oncology. He cares for patients with a broad spectrum of malignancies, including gastrointestinal tract cancers including esophageal and colorectal cancers, breast cancer, melanoma and soft tissue sarcoma.
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Dr. Daniel Beauchamp, has a clinical practice focused in Surgical Oncology. He cares for patients with a broad spectrum of malignancies, including gastrointestinal tract cancers including esophageal and colorectal cancers, breast cancer, melanoma and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Beauchamp participates in the multidisciplinary GI Oncology clinic every Wednesday and holds clinic in the Vanderbilt Breast Center on Thursday mornings.

Dr. Beauchamp is the John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Chairman of the Section of Surgical Sciences, and Surgeon-in-Chief of Vanderbilt University Hospital and has held these positions since July 2001. He also has joint appointments as Professor in the departments of Cell and Developmental Biology and Cancer Biology. He also serves as Associate Director for Clinical/Translational Programs in the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Dr. Beauchamp joined the faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center as Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology and Associate Professor of Cell Biology in December 1994. He served as the chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology from 1997 until 2001 when he assumed his current position as Chief of Surgery. His ongoing institutional administrative responsibilities also include the Chair of the Perioperative Enterprise Committee, and service on the Perioperative Executive Committee, the VMG Executive Committee, the Medical School Executive Committee, the Clinical Enterprise Group, the Quality Council, the ELEVATE Steering Committee, and the Surgical Critical Care Steering Committee.

Education
  • B.S., Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 1978
  • M.D., The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, 1982
Research Description

R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD, is the John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Chairman of the Section of Surgical Sciences, and Surgeon-in-Chief of Vanderbilt University Hospital and has held these positions since July 2001 and on the faculty at Vanderbilt since December 1994. He holds joint appointments as professor in the departments of Cell and Developmental Biology and Cancer Biology. He also serves as Deputy Director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Dr. Beauchamp has two active R01 grants from NIH, and leads one of the main projects in the GI Cancer SPORE. Dr. Beauchamp's primary area of research interest has been in colorectal carcinogenesis, the biology of cancer cell invasion and metastasis, and in the identification of novel molecular biomarkers and therapeutic targets in colorectal and other alimentary tract malignancies. His work applies DNA microarray and proteomic technology to identify novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets in human colorectal cancer samples. He also uses molecular genetics, chemical biology and cell biological approaches to examine mechanistic questions in cancer biology in both cell culture and mouse models. In addition to the basic cancer research Dr. Beauchamp works in collaboration with his Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology colleagues to accrue cancer patients to approved clinical trials. He has trained and mentored numerous junior faculty members, physician scientist fellows, medical students, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in his laboratory. He is one of the few surgeon members of the ASCI.

Clinical Interest

Dr. Beauchamp's clinical practice is currently focused in the surgical care of breast cancer patients. He has clinic at the Vanderbilt One Hundred Oaks facility in the Vanderbilt Breast Center and performs surgical procedures at Vanderbilt University Hospital.

Clinical Research Description

Dr. Beauchamp's clinical practice is primarily in Surgical Oncology. He participates in the multidisciplinary Vanderbilt Breast Center clinic. Dr. Beauchamp's practice includes patients with breast cancers and premalignant breast diseases. He participate in care with a multidisciplinary team along with Radiologists, Medical Oncologists, Pathologists, Radiation Oncologists and the Genetic counseling service to provide the most current and comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic care available.

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