David R. Gandara, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Director, Thoracic Oncology Program
Senior Advisor to the Director
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Gandara is Professor of Medicine at the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) School of Medicine in Davis, CA, and the Senior Advisor to the Director, and Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center in Sacramento, CA. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine specializing in Medical Oncology. Dr. Gandara is currently Principal Investigator for a number of research projects in lung cancer, pharmacology trials at various phases, and Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) trials. Dr. Gandara is the Clinical Director for a National Cancer Institute award to the California Cancer Consortium for Early Therapeutic Trials of New Anti-Cancer Agents. He is Senior Advisor, Group Chair, of SWOG and Chair of the SWOG Lung Committee, 1997-2015. Dr. Gandara is a member and prior co-chair of the NCI-directed Investigational Drug Steering Committee (IDSC).

Dr. Gandara has written over 700 articles, book chapters, abstracts, and editorials. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Clinical Lung Cancer, serves on the editorial board of four oncology journals, and is an ad hoc manuscript reviewer for eight additional journals. Dr. Gandara served as president of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) from 2009 to 2011 and is on the board of directors of IASLC and was elected as treasurer in 2013. He is a prior board member and secretary-treasurer of the American Society for Clinical Oncology. Dr. Gandara is also Chair of the NCI-directed Lung Correlative Science Committee. After receiving his Medical Degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, Dr. Gandara was an intern and resident at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA and a fellow at the Letterman Army Medical Center Presidio of San Francisco, CA.