Christopher Chitambar, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Director, Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Program
Professor of Medicine
Dr. Christopher Chitambar is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Fellowship Program in Hematology and Oncology in the Division of Hematology and Oncology. He obtained his M.D. degree from Christian Medical College in India and completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas. He joined the faculty in the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin after completing a clinical and research Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, Colorado, He is a member of the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center and the Free Radical Research Center, and is past Chairperson of the Research Safety Committee and the General Clinical Research Center Research Review Committee. His research focuses on understanding the role of iron proteins in tumor cell growth, apoptosis, oxidative stress, and mitochondrial function, with a particular emphasis on the development of novel gallium compounds as therapeutic agents. His clinical emphasis is on the treatment of patients with breast cancer and lymphoma and the development of clinical trials for these diseases.