The VICC.ORG Investigator Directory

Kenneth R. Hande, M.D.

Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)
Professor of Medicine Pharmacology
VICC Member
Medical Oncologist

Patient Contact Information:

Appointments: 615-936-8422
Further Information: 877-936-8422

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

Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1310 24th Ave. South
Nashville , TN 37212-2637
Phone: 615-327-4751
Fax: 615-873-7901

Healthcare Provider Contact Information:

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
777 Preston Research Building
Nashville, TN 37232-6307
Fax: 615-343-7602


Dr. Hande is a medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of carcinoma of the unknown primary site, phase I drug development, carcinoid tumors, lung cancer and sarcomas. His clinical research interests are in the pharmacology of drugs used in cancer therapy with a focus in the metabolism, elimination, toxicity and efficacy of antineoplastic agents. He is also involved in Phase I studies looking at the toxicity optimal dosing and pharmacokinetics of new drugs or drug combinations.

As Associate Director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, he is involved in training physicians to become specialists in hematology and oncology.  In this role, Dr. Hande helps oversee a training program that includes all aspects of clinical hematology/oncology and laboratory-based research opportunities. 

In 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 Dr. Hande was listed as one of the "top doctors" in the nation in America's Top Doctors rankings.



  • Princeton University, A.B. Cum Laude, 1968
  • Johns Hopkins University, M.D., 1972
  • Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, Barnes Hospital, 1972-1974
  • Clinical Associate, Medicine and Pharmacology Branches, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 1974-1977
  • Cancer Expert, Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 1977-1978

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