The VICC.ORG Investigator Directory

Christine M. Lovly, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)
Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology
VICC Member
Medical Oncologist

Patient Contact Information:

Fax: 615-343-7602

Henry-Joyce Cancer Clinic
1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 1710
Nashville, Tennessee 37232-7415
Phone: 615-936-8422 or 1-877-936-8422
Fax: 615-343-8668

Healthcare Provider Contact Information:

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
2220 Pierce Ave South
777 Preston Research Building
Nashville, TN 37232


Dr. Lovly is a physician-scientist with a special interest in thoracic malignancies. She received a B.A. in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University followed by M.D. and Ph.D. degrees as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She then completed internal medicine residency and medical oncology subspecialty training at Vanderbilt University. During her final year of fellowship, she was the Jim and Carol O'Hare Chief Fellow. She started on faculty at Vanderbilt in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology in July 2012. Dr. Lovly's clinical practice focuses primarily on the care of patients with lung cancer. Her laboratory research is directed at understanding and developing improved therapeutic strategies for specific clinically relevant molecular subsets of lung cancer.

Dr. Lovly has received independent grant funding from Uniting Against Lung Cancer and the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. She is the author of several peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, and she is an active member in the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). She is also deputy editor for the website, a Vanderbilt initiated, freely available website which aims to provide health care practitioners, patient, and advocates with up-to-date information regarding genetically informed cancer medicine.


  • 1993-1997 B.A. in Chemistry
    General Honors and Departmental Honors
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • 1997-2006 M.D. and Ph.D. degrees
    Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • 2006-2008 Resident in Internal Medicine
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
  • 2008-2012 Clinical Fellow in Hematology and Oncology
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
  • 2011- 2012 Jim and Carol O'Hare Chief Fellow in Hematology-Oncology
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

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