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  • Wadzinski, Brian E., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Pharmacology; Researcher
    Phone: 615-343-2080
  • Wagner, Conrad, Ph.D.
    Professor of Biochemistry; Researcher
    Phone: 615-343-9866
  • Walker, Ronald C. , M.D.
    Professor of Clinical Radiology & Radiological Sciences
    Phone: 615-343-8516

    Research Description My research is focused on molecular imaging of cancer both to improve early and accurate diagnosis and to provide rapid assessment of tumor biology with physiological imaging.  I hope, with my collaborators, to use new tools to identify the risk leve . . .

  • Wallston, Kenneth A., Ph.D.
    Professor of Psychology in Nursing; Researcher
    Phone: 615-343-3317
  • Wang, Jialiang, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology; Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery; Director, Neurosurgical Oncology Laboratory
    Phone: 936-6421
  • Warner, Jeremy, M.D., M.S.
    Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics; Hematologist/Oncologist
    Phone: 615-936-8422

    Jeremy Warner joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University in August 2012 as an Assistant Professor with a primary appointment in Hematology/Oncology, and secondary appointment in Biomedical Informatics.  His clinical focus is in the area of lymphoid neoplasms, which are diseases of the blood, lymph nodes, and blood-forming organs. . . .

  • Washburn, Anne C., M.P.H.
    Associate Director for Community Outreach, Education, and Affiliations; Administrator
    Phone: 615-936-1793

    Anne Washburn, MPH is Associate Director, Office of Patient and Community Education which includes overseeing patient education, advocacy, outreach, and survivorship activities. In addition, Ms. Washburn serves as Administrative Director of the Vanderbilt Cancer Wellness Program. Ms. Washburn currently serves on the Board for Women Rock fo . . .

  • Washington, M. Kay, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology; Pathologist
    Phone: 615-343-5655
  • Waterman, Michael R., Ph.D.
    Professor of Biochemistry, Emeritus; Researcher
    Phone: 615-322-3318
  • Waterson, Alex G., Ph.D.
    Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Chemistry; Researcher
    Phone: 615-936-3881
  • Weaver, Alissa, M.D. , Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Cancer Biology, Pathology; Researcher
    Phone: 615-936-3529
  • Weaver, Kyle D., M.D.
    Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery; Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology; Neurosurgeon
    Phone: 615-322-7417

    Dr. Weaver is Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, The Vanderbilt Brain Center and is also a member of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. His clinical interests encompass all tumors of the neuraxis, especially primary malignant brain tumors. He also has special expertise and interest in metastatic disease to the brain and spine, . . .

  • Webb, Donna J., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences; Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology; Researcher
    Phone: 615-936-8274
  • Weil, P. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics; Researcher
    Phone: 615-322-7007
  • Wellons, John C., M.D., M.S.P.H.
    Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics; Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery
    Phone: 615-936-6104
  • Wells, K. Sam, Ph.D.
    Research Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics; Researcher
    Phone: 615-343-3750
  • Wells, Nancy, DNSc., R.N.
    Research Professor of Nursing; Director, VUMC Nursing; Researcher
    Phone: 615-322-6184
  • Wen, Wanqing, M.D.
    Research Associate Professor of Medicine (Epidemiology); Cancer Epidemiologist
    Phone: 615-936-0747
  • Wente, Susan R., Ph.D.
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Research; Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences; Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology ; Researcher
    Phone: 615-322-2134
  • Whitehead, Robert H., Msc., Ph.D.
    Research Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition, Cell & Developmental Biology) and Cancer Biology; Researcher
    Phone: 615-343-0171
  • Wiesner, Georgia L., M.D., M.S.
    Ingram Professor of Cancer Research; Professor of Genetic Medicine; Director, Clinical and Translational Hereditary Cancer Program; Cancer Geneticist

    Dr. Wiesner is a medical geneticist who specializes in the genetics of cancer susceptibility and in the care of patients with hereditary forms of cancer.  As one of a few physician scientists in the country with dual certification in Internal Medicine and Medical Genetics, she has devoted her career on the translation of genetics . . .

  • Wikswo, John P., Jr., Ph.D.
    Gordon A Cain University Professor; A. B. Learned Professor of Living Physics; Professor of Molecular Physiology, Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Physics; Director, VIIBRE; Researcher
    Phone: 615-343-4124
  • Wiley, Ronald G., M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor of Neurology, Pharmacology; Researcher
    Phone: 615-811-5244
  • Wilkins, Consuelo H., M.D., M.S.C.I
    Executive Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance; Associate Professor of Medicine
    Phone: 615-963-2820

    I currently serve as the Executive Director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, a strategic partnership between Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Among my responsibilities in the Alliance, I develop and support collaborative initiatives and programs in biomedical research and clinical science training. In ad . . .

  • Willers, Elisabeth D., M.D.
    Assistant Professor of Medicine; Pulmonologist
    Phone: 615-322-2386

    Dr. Willers serves as attending physician on the inpatient consult service and in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. She sees a wide variety of general pulmonary conditions in her outpatient clinic including COPD, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis. She is skilled in fiberoptic bronchoscopy, including endobronchial u . . .

  • Williams, Christopher Shawn, M.D., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition); Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology; Researcher
    Phone: 615-322-3642

  • Wilson, Keith T., M.D.
    Thomas F. Frist, Sr. Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition); Professor of Cancer Biology; Director of Research and Fellowship Training Program, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition; Researcher
    Phone: 615-343-5675

    An emerging concept over the last decade is that most gastrointestinal malignancies actually arise from chronic inflammation. In keeping with this concept I have made a major component of my research program how the dysregulation of mucosal immune responses can lead to neoplastic transformation.  &l . . .

  • Wolff, Steven N., M.D.
    Professor and Chair, Meharry Department of Internal Medicine; Researcher
  • Wood, Alastair J.J., M.B.Ch.B
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Medicine; Professor of Pharmacology; Researcher
    Phone: 615-343-8701
  • Woodbury, Lisa, R.D.
    Dietician; Clinic Dietician
    Phone: 615-322-7464

    Lisa Woodbury is a dietitian who specializes in adult solid tumor cancers, such as those involving the head and neck, lung, colon, and breast. Ms. Woodbury attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and received a Bachelors of Science. She continued her education at UTK to receive Dual Masters Degrees in Nutrition and Public Health while comp . . .

  • Worrell, John A., M.D.
    Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences; Researcher
    Phone: 615-322-0865
  • Wright, Christopher V., Ph.D.
    Louise B. McGavock Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology; Researcher
    Phone: 615-343-8256
  • Wright, John Kelly, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
    Professor of Surgery; Division Chief, Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation; Liver and Hepatobiliary Surgeon
    Phone: 1-866-748-1495
  • Wu, Guanqing, M.D., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Genetic Medicine; Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology; Researcher
    Phone: 615-936-1761
  • Wujcik, Debra, R.N., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Nursing; Director of VICC Clinical Trials; Director of Clinical Trials at Meharry Medical College; Director of Clinical Trials at Meharry
    Phone: 615-341-4714

    Debra Wujcik, PhD, RN, AOCN is Director of Clinical Trials at Meharry for the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. This position involves project management for the cancer clinical trials partnership between Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Meharry Medical College, directing the clinical trials staff, and coordinating the REACH program at N . . .

  • Wyman, Kenneth, M.D.
    Assistant Professor of Medicine; Medical Oncologist
    Phone: 615-936-8422

    Dr. Kenneth Wyman is a medical oncologist who specializes in solid tumor oncology and primarily sees patients at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Nashville.  His interests include melanoma and gastrointestinal oncology.  He is involved in a variety of ongoing clinical research activities at both The Vanderbilt Cli . . .

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