Oncologist Ernst Lengyel Named Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD

Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD

Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD, has been named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Chicago, effective September 1, 2013.

An outstanding physician scientist who joined the University in 2004, Lengyel studies the biology of how ovarian cancer spreads to other sites and the use of novel drugs for its treatment.

His laboratory was the first to culture metastatic ovarian cancer cells in a three-dimensional environment, similar to how these cells would grow in the body, and the first to use high-throughput drug screening in this model.

His current research is focused on finding new drugs for the treatment of ovarian cancer and on the interactions between ovarian cancer cells and their surrounding environments.

Read more on Lengyel’s research and his accomplishments.

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