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Jochen Lorch, MD

Professor, Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Jochen Lorch, MD

Research Program

  • Translational Research in Malignancy (TRIM)


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Cancer-Focused Research

Dr Jochen Lorch is a medical oncologist caring for patients with head and neck cancer. He serves as the medical oncology director of the Head and Neck Cancer Program and the thyroid cancer program at Northwestern. 

Dr. Lorch earned his M.D. at the University of Regensburg, Germany. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania/Presbyterian Medical Center and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Northwestern. Dr. Lorch joined the Northwestern Medicine faculty in 2009. He is Professor of Medicine at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.

Prior to joining Northwestern, Dr. Lorch served as director of clinical research at the division of head and neck oncology and the director of the thyroid center at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA, where he was also Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. 

Dr. Lorch's research interests include immunologic and targeted therapies of cancer and he has led multiple investigator initiated trials and translational research projects. He has given numerous invited talks on head and neck cancer both nationally and internationally.

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