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    Thoracic Malignancies
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    Medical Oncology
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    Primary Location:
    Rogel Cancer Center at University of Michigan

Get to Know Dr. Gregory Peter Kalemkerian

Medical oncologist Dr. Gregory Kalemkerian has been treating patients at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center for more than 20 years, specializing in thoracic malignancies and a personalized approach.

He is known for using targeted therapy and cutting-edge, scientific advances in designing a treatment plan for each patient.

“There is no one ‘right,’ treatment for every patient,” he said. “It has to be geared toward the individual. It’s important for patients to take an active role in their care and understand what’s going on with their body and their treatment.”

Kalemkerian also serves as associate division chief for Faculty Development and Education and disease group lead for the Upper Aerodigestive Cancer Team at Michigan Medicine.

He was part of a national team of experts who published “Lung Cancer Treatment Guidelines for Patients,” which has helped families across the country make treatment decisions. He has authored more than 50 publications on thoracic oncology.

Much of his clinical practice involves lung cancer, pleural mesothelioma, thymic cancer and thymoma.

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Specialties of Dr. Gregory Peter Kalemkerian

  • Personalized medicine
  • Mesothelioma
  • Lung cancer
  • Immunotherapy
  • Thymic cancer

Dr. Gregory Peter Kalemkerian’s Experience and Medical Education

  • University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center
  • Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital (Fellowship)
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Residency)
  • VA Lakeside Medical Center (Residency)
  • Northwestern University Medical School (M.D.)

Awards and Certifications

  • Board certified in medical oncology
  • Board certified in internal medicine
  • Chair, Small Cell Lung Cancer Guideline Panel, National Comprehensive Cancer Network
  • Outstanding Clinician Award, University of Michigan
  • Teacher of the Year Award
  • League of Clinical Excellence, University of Michigan

Publications of Dr. Gregory Peter Kalemkerian

  • Gadgeel, S. et al. (2018, September 13). Phase II Study of Maintenance Pembrolizumab in Patients with Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC). Journal of Thoracic Oncology.
  • Kalemkerian, G. et al. (2018, March 20). Molecular Testing Guideline for the Selection of Patients With Lung Cancer for Treatment With Targeted Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors: American Society of Clinical Oncology Endorsement of the College of American Pathologists/International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/Association for Molecular Pathology Clinical Practice Guideline Update. Journal of Clinical Oncology.
  • Kalemkerian, G. et al. (2013, January 1). Small Cell Lung Cancer. Journal of National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
  • Fu, J. et al. (2005, March). Lung cancer in women: analysis of the national Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. Chest.