Roman Perez-Soler, M.D.

Dr. Perez-Soler is currently Gutman Professor of Medicine, Chairman of the Department of Oncology at Montefiore Medical Center, Chief of the Division of Medical Oncology, and Associate Director for Clinical Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. He received his M.D. Degree from the Universidad Autonoma, Barcelona, Spain in 1977 and completed his fellowship in Medical Oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX in 1982. His research interests and accomplishments are in the area of drug delivery of antitumor agents and new therapies for lung cancer, encompassing drug discovery, preclinical studies and early clinical studies. His laboratory has been funded by the NIH since 1989 for the development of new tumor targeted therapies using a variety of drug delivery systems. He was a leading investigator for early Phase II studies of topotecan and erlotinib in small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer, respectively, that led to the pivotal studies. He is currently a member of the editorial boards of Clinical Cancer Research and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. He has authored 170 publications and is an inventor in 16 patents on new antitumor agents and ways to treat drug related toxicities.