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Last Updated: 04/05/19

C. Norman Coleman, MD

C. Norman Coleman, MD, Associate Director

Associate Director

C. Norman Coleman, MD, is Associate Director for the Radiation Research Program (RRP), Senior Investigator in the Radiation Oncology Branch, and a Special Advisor to the NCI Director. He received his medical training at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Coleman completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco; a fellowship in medical oncology at NCI; and a fellowship in radiation oncology at Stanford University. He is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and radiation oncology.

Dr. Coleman was a tenured faculty member in Radiology and Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine before joining Harvard Medical School in 1985 as the Alvan T. and Viola D. Fuller-American Cancer Society Professor and Chairman of the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy. In 1999, he became Director of NCI's Radiation Oncology Sciences Program, and in addition to RRP, he served as Chief of the Center for Cancer Research's Radiation Oncology Branch (ROB) from 1999 until 2004. He maintains an active laboratory program in molecular radiation oncology.

He has written extensively in his field, has fellowships in a number of medical and radiation professional societies and has won numerous awards, including: a) the 2005 Gold Medal Award from American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) for his many scientific and professional contributions to the fields of radiation oncology and radiation biology; b) Service to America Homeland Security Medal, 2011; c) Failla Award from the Radiation Research Society in 2016; d) Doctor of Science, honoris causia, 2015, e) Ellen Lewis Stovall, Patient Centered Cancer Care Award from the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, 2018, and f) Warren Sinclair Medal from the National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements, 2019.

Since 2004, Dr. Coleman has been a Senior Medical Advisor and Team Leader/member of the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Team in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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C. Norman Coleman, MD

Molecular Radiation Therapeutics Branch